Jason Denner

Principal, ERP

Jason leads Point380 's Corporate and Industrial Resource Strategy Practice. He directs client engagements and guides research, knowledge development and application of new methodologies. Jason is an engineer and financial analyst with over two decades of experience applying efficiency and renewable resources to achieve business objectives. His clients include industry-leading companies, world-class NGOs and clean technology startups. In the course of this work he has led multi-disciplinary investigations for dozens of major industrial facilities from steel to semiconductors. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Vermont, and is a certified Energy Risk Professional.

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Jason's clients have included Fortune 500 companies in food and beverage, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, consumer products, manufacturing, retailing and utilities. In the course of this work, he has advised clients regarding how to optimize energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, integrate renewable energy supplies, streamline operations and logistics, and to develop sustainable products. He has led multi-disciplinary investigations for dozens of major industrial facilities from steel to semiconductors. Jason also uses his expertise to help entrepreneurs and leading companies develop technical solutions and to build business cases for emerging efficiency and renewable resource technologies.

He has been a long-time collaborator with the Rocky Mountain Institute, one of the world’s leading energy “think-and-do-tanks” founded by MacArthur fellow Amory Lovins. Jason is a member of RMI's informal international network of industrial efficiency experts for key client engagements and research. He co-authored the industrial chapter of RMI’s book Reinventing Fire; a business-lead vision for moving America away from fossil energy by 2050. He was also a key contributor to RMI’s last major study: Winning the Oil Endgame, which the Wall Street Journal called “perhaps the most rigorous and surely the most dramatic analysis of what it will take to wean us from foreign oil.” Prior to founding Point380 , he was Director of Engineering for DOMANI Sustainability Consulting where he founded Domani’s Energy Efficiency and Process Improvement consulting practice and where he delivered a broad spectrum of specialized energy consulting services for industrial clients. Domani was acquired by Deloitte in 2007.

Jason is also a skilled product designer. As a member of the engineering team of ZIBA Design his work received several patents in consumer product design and his Allegro project received Gold and Bronze awards from the Industrial Design Society of America. He attended engineering school at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and shortly after graduation co-founded Denali Manufacturing, an outdoor clothing design and manufacturing company, which was a pioneer in automated custom design and Lean Manufacturing techniques for sportswear production. A lifelong outdoorsman, Jason has climbed and skied throughout the greater mountain ranges of the world. He spends his personal time with his family raising his son, and cycling, skiing, climbing, paddling whitewater and completing ascents in the Rocky Mountains.