James Chemp Director of engineering and energy management for 7-Eleven Corp
Class Of: 1994
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Master of Science
“During the past 20 years, I’ve developed more than $600 million in energy conservation projects and helped sell and implement $123 million of them. The lifecycle savings from those projects is worth about $250 million.”
“I had received acceptances at four or five universities. I happened to call NYIT and had a long discussion with Robert Amundsen, chair of the energy management department. I was thoroughly impressed and didn’t think about going anywhere else after that.”
Favorite NYIT Memory
"Receiving the John Theobald Graduate Achievement Award."
“The biggest obstacle facing the energy industry is a lack of awareness of the energy savings potential in corporate America. It is possible for many companies to save tens of millions of dollars in energy costs without much effort. And such programs will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” These benefits are possible, he adds, if companies employ the right people to run their energy and sustainability programs. “This is where educational institutions such as NYIT can help by graduating qualified professionals and creating awareness.”
“Gandhi, the story of one frail man leading hundreds of millions of people in an era when televisions didn’t exist. He won independence for one-seventh of the population of the world.”
Favorite Television Show
America’s Funniest Videos
Last Book Read
Limited Liability Companies for Dummies by Jennifer Reuting.
“Skiing with my kids in winter and gardening in summer.”