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Mark Wilhelm


Climate Change Consultant

Quest Energy Group, LLC


Mark is a Climate Change Consultant for Quest Energy Group and Ameresco Canada. He previously served as the corporate sustainability leader for Ameresco, Inc. He also led Ameresco’s Climate Neutrality Alliance with Arizona State University (ASU) which will drive ASU to climate neutrality by 2035 with a positive NPV. Mark and his associates leverage an integrated, whole-systems approach to deliver GHG management services and to develop and implement customized Climate Neutrality Roadmaps for clients who are committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Mark has over thirty years of experience in the energy industry, including twenty years in sustainable building design and operations. Prior to Quest and Ameresco, Mark co-founded Green Ideas, Inc. where he provided high-performance building consulting to owners and design teams for over 38 million square feet of built space. He directed LEED certification efforts for 80 projects, two-thirds of which earned either Gold- or Platinum-level certification. He has been instrumental in the development of over 41 MW of distributed photovoltaics systems. He has provided sustainability consulting to many Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and education clients.

Mark managed $16 million of collaborative R&D in energy efficient building technologies for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and served as EPRI’s e-Business Strategic Alliance Manager. He also held many leadership roles at Arizona Public Service Company, where he directed the development of the world renowned APS Environmental Showcase Home.
Mark has held local, regional, and national leadership positions for the USGBC, AEE, EEI, and EPRI. He Chaired the 2009 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Phoenix, AZ. He sits on the Industrial Advisory Board for ASU’s Professional Solar Master’s degree program in Solar Energy Engineering & Commercialization. He has trained thousands of professionals in sustainable design, construction, operations, and to prepare them to pass LEED and CEM accreditation exams. He has lectured and taught at conferences, universities, and businesses worldwide.

Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a professional Master’s degree in environmental planning from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM), and a LEED Accredited Professional, Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M).