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Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs for Johnson Controls. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of leadership positions in research, product development, marketing, strategy and sustainability in the United States and Europe.
Nesler serves on the board of ACEEE, the Alliance to Save Energy, the GSA green buildings advisory group, the executive group of the US DOE/EPA SEE Action network and the IEA Energy Efficiency Industry Advisory Board. He helped establish the UN SEforALL Building Efficiency Accelerator and serves as industry co-chair of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency consortium.
Clay received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a winner of the 2005 Corenet Global Innovator’s Award, the 2012 VERGE 25 award, a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois, a 2017 leadership award from the U.S. Green Building Council and is a co-inventor on 14 patents.