William F. Tayler Joins SMI as Senior Advisor
SMI would like to welcome Mr. William F. Tayler to our Senior Advisor team. Mr. Tayler brings over 40 years of Department of Navy energy program development and management experience.
Mr. Tayler comes to SMI as a former Director for Shore Energy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy (Energy). Prior to holding this position, Mr. Tayler was the Director for Energy Development at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Mr. Tayler developed or touched all shore energy and utilities policy issued by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) over a nine year period. He also worked to develop legislation to allow the military to develop renewable energy projects, as well as oil, gas, and coal methane resources on lands under military control. Mr. Tayler has acted as Head of the Utilities Engineering Branch at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he managed seven multi-disciplinary engineers and analysts in developing utilities and energy policy for the Department of Navy activities worldwide. Mr. Tayler played a key role in developing the Department of Navy’s renewable energy program; leading the initiatives to reduce the Navy and Marine Corps installments’ energy consumption by 3% each year and the Department of Navy’s goal of obtaining half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025. He has also played leading roles in the Department of Navy’s geothermal and ocean energy programs.
Under Mr. Tayler’s leadership, the Department of Navy’s Shore Energy Program has received 30% of all Presidential and Federal Energy Awards over the last nine years, in addition to the Platt’s Global Energy Award for “Green Initiative” in 2009, the Platt’s Global Energy Award for Leadership in 2004, and the Alliance to Save Energy “Star of Energy Efficiency Award” in 2003. Mr. Tayler has been personally honored with the 2003 Presidential Award for Outstanding Leadership in Federal Energy Management, as well as the 2000 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. Mr. Tayler is a member of the American Public Works Association, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
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