Brett Jackson serves the Manager for the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Sustainability, Energy and Engineering Program.  Brett was responsible for starting the energy and water program for the COARNG in 2002, and as part of his duties, Brett oversees the energy and water conservation efforts of over 1.7 Million Square Feet.  Brett also serves as the agency’s Principal Mechanical Engineer, providing engineering oversight to all building renovations and new construction projects.  As a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), Brett manages the commissioning program for the COARNG.  Brett served multiple terms on the National Guard Bureau Energy Working Group.   Not long ago Brett completed a 2 year term as the Chairman of the State of Colorado Greening Government Leadership Council (GGLC), during which time he led Colorado’s sustainability re-visioning, as well as the establishment of a new Colorado Greening Government Executive Order.  Additionally, Brett currently serves on the EPA Region 8 Clean Energy Working Group and Steering Committee.

Brett was selected to attend the 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Energy Executive Leadership Academy. In 2016, Brett was awarded the DOE Career Service Award for exceptional achievement in Energy and Water Management, for which he was asked to participate in a leadership panel during 2017 DOE Energy Exchange Conference.  Previous to his role in State Government, Brett served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Lewis, WA.  He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he also holds a Master’s in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Brett is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a LEED-Accredited Professional, and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Finally, Brett volunteers as the President for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Denver Metro Post (DMP).