Carlos Santamaria is the Founder and Principal of CEES-Advisors. As the former Vice President of Engineering Services for Glenborough, LLC for eleven years, he strategically positioned the company as a leader in energy management and sustainability. Mr. Santamaria has worked in commercial real estate for over 25 years focusing on energy efficiency, building operations, building upgrades, high performance buildings, construction and operational best practices. For over 20 years, Carlos has worked on some of the most successful "Deep Energy Retrofits" in the United States and abroad.

Currently, Mr. Santamaria represents the California Community Colleges Bay Area Colleges as the Regional Director of Employer Engagement in the Energy, Construction & Utility (ECU) Sector and is the current Board of Trustee for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation assisting in its Global Workforce Initiative (GWI).  He is the past Chair of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International & California Energy & Environment Committee, a past Board of Director and is a Steering Committee Chair Emeritus with the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance Group.  Mr. Santamaria has also served as the BOMA China Vice Chair for Energy &  Environment with being named as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in addition to his participation as an International Advisory Council (IAC) Member for BOMA China.

Mr. Santamaria has a BA in Business from St. Mary's College and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He holds a California General Contractors License, California Real Estate Broker's License, holds a RPA Designation and is a LEED Accredited Professional - LEED AP. 

Worked with the National Institute of Building Sciences and U.S. Department of Energy as a Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council Subject Matter Expert and member of the Building Operations Professional JTA Committee.  Also selected by the US Green Building Council of California (USGBC California) to particpate in an industry leader advisory group to provide counsel to the California Energy Commission (CEC) as they develop their roadmap for the implementation of Assembly  Bill AB 758, the comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Buildings.

Mr. Santamaria is an International Speaker as it relates to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Implementation, New Technologies Deployment, Operational Best Practices, Cost Saving Measures and DEEP Energy Retrofits successes.