The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises and Chief Sustainability Officer Brad Ives received the 2018 Individual Energy Leader Award from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association for his leadership on both the NC Energy Storage Study through the NC Policy Collaboratory and the proposed Green Source Advantage program.
“The North Carolina clean energy landscape would look very different if it were not for Brad’s ongoing commitment to finding innovative, win-win energy solutions,” said Ivan Urlaub, executive director of NC Sustainable Energy Association. “Brad’s willingness and ability to take on complex energy challenges and collaboratively work toward solutions is truly representative of a North Carolina Energy Leader, and selecting him to receive the award this year felt only natural.”
The Individual Energy Leader Award recognizes who has helped advance clean energy in North Carolina through commitment and leadership. Through his work supporting H.B. 589 Green Source Advantage provisions, Ives ensured that UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as many other customers statewide, would be able to offset electricity usage with solar energy affordably. Ives is also the director of the NC Policy Collaboratory, which led the North Carolina Energy Storage Study over the last year, providing the North Carolina General Assembly with an in-depth analysis of energy storage options in order to better inform energy policy.
“North Carolina has an incredible opportunity to expand and improve its infrastructure in order to provide affordable and reliable clean energy statewide,” said Ives. “I am grateful for this recognition from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, and look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with them on policy changes in our state to improve our state’s energy future.”
“We are grateful for Brad’s work and partnership, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present him with this award,” said Urlaub.
As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises, Ives provides oversight for the University’s dining and other auxiliary services, Energy Services, Transportation and Parking, Student Stores and Trademarks and Licensing. This encompasses a $250 million budget with a team of approximately 300 University employees and 800 contracted employees. Ives also serves as the University’s chief sustainability officer, including operational oversight of Chancellor Folt’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative, and as the director of the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory.