Cliff Haefke has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that strives to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, combined heat and power, bioenergy, sustainable transportation, utility data analytics, and sustainable landscapes. As Director of the ERC, Cliff oversees the Center’s strategic direction, has overseen the securement of over $30M in new research, serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, and serves as an Assistance Director of UIC’s U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center. Cliff also serves as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association and on the Board of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.