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Elaine Goetz

Elaine Gotez
Director of Energy Management and Sustainability

Elaine has been the Director of Energy Management & Sustainability at OHIO since May, 2020. She has worked in the Ohio University Office of Sustainability since June 2014, as Sustainability Specialist, Interim Director of Sustainability and Director of Sustainability. Her background is primarily in engineering, with degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.S., University of Michigan), Chemistry (B.S., University of Michigan), Bioengineering (M.S., Cornell University) and Civil Engineering (PhD, Ohio University).  Prior to the Office of Sustainability, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry, in academia and in local government. She is a CEM, a LEED AP O&M, and has an Engineering Intern certification. Elaine is the sustainability reporter for the university, submitting Second Nature Carbon Commitment annual Greenhouse Gas Inventories, AASHE STARS reports, US EPA Green Power Partnership reports, and the Ohio University Board of Trustees sustainability updates. She is also the Energy Manager for the university, focusing on energy procurement, meter integration and management, tracking, benchmarking and analyzing building and campus energy usage. She also focuses on Climate, Energy, Buildings, Water, Food, Procurement, Investments and Research initiatives for the Office of Sustainability.  Elaine's husband, Doug, is a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor at Ohio University. Elaine enjoys spending time with her four sons, family and friends, playing soccer & tennis, biking, reading, and vegetable gardening. Please contact Elaine if you have questions related to initiatives in her topic areas.