SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Energy Alliance (CEA) announced the appointment of Josh Dean as executive director. Dean joins CEA in a period of sustained membership growth and expansion for the organization, a continuing focus on its core initiatives — Building Energy Efficiency Standards, Outcome-Based Code, Code Compliance Improvement, Cost Effectiveness Metrics, and Outreach and Education – and a new focus on emerging initiatives and fundamental research.

Dean was formerly the executive director for the San Diego Green Building Council, a CEA member organization, and brings over a decade of experience in the sustainability, construction, and real estate industries with projects ranging from energy retrofits and LEED O+M Certification to supervising commercial new construction and residential development. He also has extensive experience working with multiple government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits to deliver projects and education around sustainability. He recently earned a Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University where his thesis work was focused on Developing a Policy Framework for an Outcome-Based Energy Code in California.

“Josh brings a skillset to the Alliance that is particularly well suited to our current needs and our evolution as an organization: his experience managing a nonprofit NGO well aligned with CEA’s mission; a deep understanding of green building and energy efficiency; and a solid working knowledge of the needs and interrelationships of California municipalities, utilities, state government, the building industry, and energy policy and technology players,” said Doug Avery, CEA co-chair.

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