The LESsor Sustainable Energy Network (LESSEN) is a training program for data center and commercial real estate owners and operators that creates a community of practice among attendees through insights from experienced large-scale renewable energy buyers. The training focuses on the key elements of a successful sustainable energy strategy where individuals join virtual sessions covering foundational knowledge and project-specific education.

The LESSEN training will provide a deep-dive into the fundamental components of sustainable energy projects, including:

Who should participate in LESSEN?

Data center or commercial real estate owners and operators seeking to:

The next LESSEN season will start in Fall 2021 and provide attendees with knowledge to move forward on their own, in a demand-aggregated group, or through engagement with external consultants for tailored support.

To learn more about LESSEN or reserve your space, contact

LESSEN Faculty

LESSEN faculty are data center and commercial real estate professionals who also have extensive energy efficiency and renewable energy buying experience. Contact if you are interested in serving as faculty. 

Previous LESSEN faculty include:

Bruce Frandsen

Director, Global Renewable Energy and Cleantech, Equinix

Chris Pennington

Energy Manager
Iron Mountain

Illina Frankiv

Global Energy Program Manager

Kirby Brendsel

Assistant Vice President, Sustainability & ESG,

Mike Mattera

Director, Corporate Sustainability
Akamai Technologies