The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association has chosen Brad Ives ’86, Carolina’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises and Chief Sustainability Officer, for the 2018 Individual Energy Leader Award—recognizing his commitment to and leadership in advancing clean energy in North Carolina.

“I am grateful for this recognition from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association,” Brad said, “and I look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with them on policy changes in our state to improve our state’s energy future.”

Through the N.C. Policy Collaboratory, Brad worked to provide the North Carolina General Assembly with an in-depth analysis of energy storage options in order to better inform energy policy. Through the proposed Green Source Advantage program, Brad is also working to ensure that UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as many other customers statewide, can affordably offset electricity usage with solar energy.

Ivan Urlaub, executive director of NC Sustainable Energy Association, said Brad has visibly impacted the state’s clean energy landscape. “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.”

For more information, visit UNC’s sustainability website, or listen to an interview with Brad on the Morehead-Cain podcast, Catalyze.