Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, and resilient energy and utility services to the Georgetown community, with a commitment to sustainability and customer service.
We take pride in fostering an agile team culture where effective, efficient, and innovative solutions are valued.
With an ethical and professional approach to our work and dedication to continuous improvement of ourselves, we strive to honor our Jesuit heritage.
Director, Department of Energy and Utilities
Xavier Rivera is dedicated to re-shaping how companies and organizations approach energy infrastructure and create value in the communities they serve. His passion for thinking holistically about energy solutions from small to large investments has provided him opportunities to work with local organizations, as well as, political leaders deciding energy policy and investments at the national and international level.
As Director of the Department of Energy and Utilities at Georgetown University, Mr. Rivera provides consulting and guidance to meet the University's goal to cut their carbon footprint in half by 2020. To deliver solutions that are sustainable and scalable, Mr. Rivera develops integrated programs in unique ways that meet the needs of the stakeholders involved, take into account the latest innovations, while creating lasting value.
Current projects include: New Hospital Pavilion at Georgetown MedStar Hospital involving a combined heat and power (CHP) MicroGrid solution, Elutions On-going Commissioning Project, LED Lighting Retrofit Project, Condensate Return and Steam Trap Project and the Chilled Water Optimization Project.
As a consultant, Mr. Rivera has advised senior political figures across Central and South America and designed policies and programs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Designing and building effective energy infrastructure requires a holistic approach that takes into account: the technical requirements, delivers a return on investment, aligns with the geopolitical environment, positively effects society, and lastly creates value for lower-income communities.
Areas of Expertise:
• Energy Engineering
• Energy Policy
• Energy Infrastructure
• Research and Analysis
• Program and Project Management
• Leadership Development
Assistant Director, Department of Energy and Utilities
Mark Manning is the assistant director of the Department of Energy and Utilities. He started in this position with Georgetown University in 2012.
Mr. Manning earned his Master of Business Administration from Seattle University and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is a LEED accredited professional (with a specialty designation in operations and maintenance), a certified energy manager, a certified energy procurement professional, and a certified existing building commissioning professional. Previous positions include control systems engineer, commissioning agent, energy engineer, account manager, and project manager.
As assistant director, Mr. Manning works to foster the development of junior staff, facilitate communication among stakeholders, exceed expectations of clients, promote teamwork among and within groups, and pursue personal professional growth to affect changes that will continually improve operations.
Current or recently completed projects include: Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics on or near campus. Solar Photovoltaics on Eastern Shore Maryland. Chilled Water Plant Optimization. Building Systems Optimization. Demand Control Ventilation at Regents Hall. Central Plant Expansion and Upgrade of Distribution Infrastructure.
Mr. Manning served with the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was awarded the senior parachutist badge.