CenTrio, the industry-leading core-competency U.S. district energy business, today announced the appointment of Meghan Riesterer as Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President – ESG & Decarbonization, effective February 28, 2022. In these newly created roles for the Company, Ms. Riesterer will report directly to CenTrio CEO Steve Swinson.
CenTrio is a fully integrated, sustainable energy services provider to higher education and healthcare campuses, cities, and communities with utility infrastructures. It currently serves more than 130 million square feet of space and operations in eight U.S. cities and continues to expand across the country. The Company operates highly efficient, innovative utility infrastructures that produce and distribute electricity, steam, hot water, and/or chilled water to customer campuses and buildings, resulting in reduced operating costs, lower emissions, and unmatched reliability.
Ms. Riesterer joins CenTrio from Oberlin College, where she led the Office of Environmental Sustainability, focusing on developing and implementing energy management and sustainability initiatives to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at the College. Under her leadership, the College launched a $140 million, four-year, campus-wide conversion to geothermal heating and cooling, modernizing its district energy services and positioning it as a national leader in clean energy. This novel program, a model for colleges, universities, and other energy districts around the world, is supported by an innovative green-bond offering, only the second certified climate bond offering by a U.S. college or university and the third such offering in the world.