Mr. Rodney L Williams SFP, CEFM

Director Of Energy and Sustainability
Newark Bd of Ed
United States


Rodney L Williams has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University in Illinois and a Technical Degree for HVAC. Serving 35 years working for New Jersey public schools, Rodney Williams is a sustainability leader who has made immeasurable contributions to advancing solutions in school facilities that save energy and money. Rodney is currently the Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Newark Public Schools’ Office of Facilities Management. Rodney’s technological knowledge and strategic approach has reduced the district’s carbon footprint while enabling Newark Public Schools, the state’s largest school district. Rodney is also a certified Sustainable Facilities Professional (SFP). Recipient of the 2020 Sustainability Makes $ense Award and Rodney was voted November 2020 Sustainability Hero by the Sustainably Jersey. Manages the largest ESIP (Energy Improvement Program) for K-12 schools in the state of New Jersey. Over ten years ago, Rodney started an internship program for high school students that provides opportunities to apply STEM education to real life while developing partnerships with key business leaders. Rodney has recently created a Non Profit Organization Called the Energy Diamonds Corporation which educates Students specifically Female High School student in the field of STEAM. In the summer of 2022 there was an inaugural Energy Diamond Sustainability Ambassadors Camp for 9-12 grade female students in partnership with fortune 500 corporations involved with STEM.


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