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Ned Orrett, P.E.

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                                                                    Ned Orrett, P.E.

Mr. Orrett has over thirty years of experience in the research, development, consulting and management of energy and resource technologies and approaches. 

In the mid-1980s, Mr. Orrett co-founded and served as CEO of Bio Energy, Inc., developing a commercial process for recovering nutrients and energy from dairy manure using anaerobic digestion (emphasizing multi-farm facilities and byproduct development.  Prior to that, he was Vice President for Research and Development of REEP, Inc., an innovative Washington, D.C. based firm that pioneered the delivery of energy efficiency services under performance contracts.

He has consulted to a wide range of organizations and government agencies, from municipalities and county governments to the United States Navy, developing strategic applications of proven technologies that pay for themselves by using less water, energy, and material resources than conventional practice. Areas of emphasis have included industrial water and wastewater, municipal water efficiency planning, and environmental policy analysis; all based on principles of sustainability.  He has collaborated with numerous world-renowned researchers and innovators, including Amory Lovins, of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and is a speaker and panelist in sustainability-related conferences and presentations.

Mr. Orrett has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Ecology, both from the University of California.  He lives in Petaluma, California, and can be reached at



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