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 works with the Green Business Certification Inc as a Director of the PEER program for reliability and resilience in power systems and microgrids.  She serves as a Chair of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 189.1 “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings”.  In addition, she participates on the ASHRAE Decarbonization Task Force as the Chair of the working group on Grid Building Intersection.  She is also Chair of the Board of Directors 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

Organizations

  • Board of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Board of Slipstream
THE MKA TEAM IS KNOWN FOR:

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s most incredible firsts, including:

  • Long-term strategic resource & infrastructure planning
  • Off-grid and grid-connected microgrids and mini-grids 
  • Energy storage, fixed & mobile 
  • Mobile & expeditionary power
  • Supply chain & logistics in difficult-to-reach regions
  • Subject matter expertise (SME) in financeable technologies
  • SME in developing economies
  • Regulation & policy modernization
  • Resiliency costs & analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement – from community to executive 
  • Network of strategic partners 
  • Training to industry standards
  • Operational assets dependent on power: telecommunications, water filtration, medicine/vaccine refrigeration, waste
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