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Derek Smith

Executive Director

Resource Innovation Institute


As Executive Director, Derek provides overall leadership and strategic direction. Derek engages RII’s advisory bodies, including the Strategic Advisory Council and Technical Advisory Council Leadership Committees, develops global partnerships and oversees the organization’s policy work.

Before RII, Derek led Clean Energy Works, recognized as one of the most successful American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ("stimulus") programs. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland, managed operations for a VC-backed start-up and created an award-winning corporate sustainability program for a national retailer. Derek has testified to the US Senate Energy Committee and briefed the US Secretary of Energy.

Derek enjoys playing and listening to a range of music, soccer (especially his hometown Portland Timbers), hiking and travel.

Product Type
On Demand

Bluelab 2021 : Can we grow more food with less resources?


Faculty:
Derek Smith |  Matthew Mickens
Duration:
1:00:00
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 24, 2021
Short Description:
Bluelab 2021 : Can we grow more food with less resources?

Product Type
On Demand

State of the Market: Liquid Cooled LED Lighting


Faculty:
Derek Smith |  Carl Bloomfield |  Ken Bouquillon |  Bob Gunn, CEM |  Kasey Holland |  Twan Mennink |  Jordan Miles |  John Arthur Wilson
Duration:
1:30
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Oct 29, 2020

Product Type
On Demand

Energy Recovery - Indoor Agriculture Energy Savings Deep Dive #2 (Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership 2020)


Faculty:
Derek Smith |  Laura Breit |  Keith Coursin
Duration:
1 hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 12, 2020
Price:
$0.00 - Non-Members Rate

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