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Oklahoma State University

Hogsett, Gary

Gary Hogsett has 40 years of experience in energy management and energy engineering. He has performed energy analysis studies for more than 4,000 buildings.  He served as the State Energy Engineer for the State of Kansas.  He has engineered and managed several hundred multidisciplinary energy management projects involving lighting and lighting controls, steam systems, compressed air systems, HVAC, high-efficiency condensing boilers, chillers, cooling towers, ground source heat pumps, wall insulation, roof insulation, and replacement windows.

Mr. Hogsett is also a popular speaker and has given more than 300 presentations regarding energy management and alternative energy.  He has been selected as a speaker at the World Energy Engineering Congress on nine different occasions and has won nine Toastmasters International public speaking contests at the District and Regional level.

Gary earned his BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University in 1980 and his MS in Industrial Engineering with an Energy Management specialty at OSU in 1984.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in both Kansas (1990) and Missouri (1991).  He is Certified in Energy Management by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), and is a LEED Accredited Professional, by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 

In 2012 Gary served as Worldwide President, Association of Energy Engineers.  Prior to that he was AEE Region IV Vice-President; Past President of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Topeka Chapter and the Kansas City Chapter.  He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Gary’s work history and important engagements include: Anderson Consulting, Oklahoma Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center; Armco Steel; Morman & Associates; State Energy Engineer for Kansas; Founder and President, Peak Street Energy; Arrowhead Grating; Johnson Controls; Founder and President, At Work Oil Change; Holophane (lighting manufacturer); Burns & McDonnell; Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center.  Each of these involved significant positions and projects.