John Marler is Senior Director of Energy and Environment at AEG. In this role, John oversees AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program, AEG 1EARTH, and AEG Energy Services, AEG’s corporate energy management program. Through AEG 1EARTH, AEG identifies goals to guide company decision-making, measures and quantifies the environmental impact of its operations, and develops tools to improve its environmental performance. AEG Energy Services supports AEG’s venues by managing utility invoices, negotiating energy contracts and providing project consultation on energy efficiency projects and renewable energy development.
Prior to joining AEG, John spent nearly four years at Southern California Edison, the local electrical utility for much of Southern California. At Edison, John worked on a variety of renewable energy and smart grid initiatives, such as managing renewable energy power purchase agreements, developing renewable energy and distributed generation policies, and managing smart grid research and development projects. John also spent four years as a commercial attorney with the Manhattan law firm Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, litigating commercial disputes over historic environmental contamination sites around the U.S. John began his career as technical advisor to the Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments, a local government coalition tasked with monitoring the historic cleanup of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site outside of Denver, Colorado.
John has earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and as a student attorney at the Land Use Law Clinic. Before embarking on his legal studies, John studied hydrogeology and geology, earning a Master of Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University. He also serves on the Sustainability Committee for the City of Claremont, California.
September 21, 2015
How are major sports arenas, concerts venues and more working toward the highest levels of sustainability and promoting such practices among fans?