Hon. Katherine Hammack
The Honorable Katherine Hammack served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E) under President Obama from June 2010 through January 2017. This responsibility was a culmination of her experience and passion to improve the world for future generations. Among her many accomplishments are the establishment of the Army’s Net Zero program, and the creation of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), which is working to enhance energy resilience on Army bases with microgrids, energy storage and renewable energy. Her career began working for Carrier Air Conditioning, followed by work with several electric utilities. She was with Ernst & Young, providing energy and climate change strategy to Fortune 50 companies when called to Washington DC. Having advocated for energy efficiency and sustainability for many years, she helped to found the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and develop LEED. Currently she serves as a Director on the Board of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as a Director on the Board of Slipstream.
“The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived, and lived well.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Board of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
- Board of Slipstream
This team is responsible for some of our industry’s
most incredible firsts, including:
● The first Net-Zero energy, waste, and water solution demonstrated to the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Nepal
● The first DoD Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a mobile, hybrid-powered border security system to Egypt
● Introduction of advanced microgrid modeling tools to the U.S. Army’s Operational Energy Advisors
● The first off-grid solar microgrid of its size, providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village in Les Anglais, Haiti
● The first tender to be contracted by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to provide power for community stabilization
● The first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility in the California desert
● The first mobile renewable energy systems deployed by the Federal Aviation Authority, used for runway monitoring
● The first groundbreaking analysis of the logistical flyaway package for an elite U.S. Special Operations Forces unit. This demonstrated that fuel consumption and generation equipment can be reduced 60% with properly designed and configured renewable energy production, management and storage.