VP, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives
Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry initiatives for the Building Technologies and Solutions business of Johnson Controls. He also chairs the company’s global sustainability council. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of leadership positions in research, product development, marketing, strategy, manufacturing and corporate sustainability in both the United States and Europe. Nesler serves on the board of American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the executive group of the U.S. DOE/EPA SEE Action network and is a member of the Alliance to Save Energy International Steering Committee. He helped establish the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Building Efficiency Accelerator and is a special advisor to the World Resources Institute’s Building Efficiency Initiative. Clay also serves as chair of the U.S. Industrial Advisory Board of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency Consortium. Nesler received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a co-inventor on sixteen patents. He is a winner of the 2005 Corenet Global Innovator’s Award, the 2012 VERGE 25 award and received a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.