Jeff Stewart is a Senior Energy Manager – Existing Buildings and is responsible for energy audits, LEED O+M engineering, ENERGY STAR benchmarking and certification, and city/state benchmarking ordinances. He has extensive experience in the commercial HVAC industry and ten (10) years of experience working on projects seeking LEED certification.

Prior to working for SIG, Jeff worked for an Atlanta-based HVAC design engineering firm using AutoCAD to design and model commercial HVAC systems for single office and high-rise office buildings, including the Delta Dental building and First Data Center in Atlanta, GA.

Jeff has experience working with many different building types, including office buildings, tenant spaces, data centers, multifamily properties, convention centers, and sports stadiums. In 2021, Jeff and the SIG ENERGY STAR team completed 510 ENERGY STAR labels consisting of over 148M GSF. He has been instrumental in SIG being awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award every year since 2016.


  • Applying a holistic approach to the green building movement by focusing on both design and impact.
  • The Green Sports Alliance connects great sustainable standards.
  • Hear tips about that and Geocaching.
  • Tips for someone trying to apply LEED for existing buildings to something besides an office building from an energy store portfolio manager expert.
  • LEED is a platform for benchmarking how you’re building, how your structure operates, and impacts the world around it regardless of what the building is being used for.
  • Benchmark your energy and water data to make improvements from that to achieve your desired certification.
  • Mix and match credits to ensure you are operating at peak efficiency to get LEED certification for your project.
  • Understanding the big push for mixed use developments for your clients.

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