Jerry Meek has been the Genentech Energy and Water Manager since January 2010. He created a team that reduced energy consumption by 24% per employee over the last five years. This was accomplished by completing projects to improve HVAC and lighting efficiency. Before relocating to Genentech SSF, Meek worked at the Roche Pharmaceutical Palo Alto campus for 19 years as the Utility Operations Manager. During this period, his department reduced energy consumption by 30%. The Roche Palo Alto site received numerous awards for pollution prevention and resource conservation. Meek was honored as the Association of Energy Engineers Energy Manager of the year for the seven western states. He was co-chair for the SVLG Energy Committee for three years.