Craig is a project manager with The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Capital Programs. Prior to joining the District, he worked in the private sector for over 20 years as a mechanical engineer designing and supervising projects in the medical, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors.
Since joining the District, Craig has managed the design of capital improvements for new facilities, major renovations, and modernizations of existing buildings. He continues to implement fuel conversions from legacy steam systems and oil fired plants to natural gas, reducing the District’s carbon footprint and operating costs. Additionally, he enacted the Energy Education program in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy Coalition® in District Schools.
Craig is currently supervising the District’s $23 million GESA pilot program. Based on the pilot’s success, the District is currently planning the second phase. While he believes work in the public sector has its rewards it also presents many challenges: “Facility operators are all experiencing the same pressures of shrinking budgets and reduced labor force while continually being asked to do more with less. In this climate, the GESA model offers a vehicle to both improve facilities and reduce energy consumption while managing expenditures.”