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terry albrechtTerry Albrecht

Waste Reduction Partner Director
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

828.251.6622 (x163)


Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering, NCSU
Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University.

Professional Experience

Terry Albrecht has over 20 years experience in environmental and industrial consulting, management, and regulatory experience. Mr. Albrecht’s work includes energy management, strategic energy planning, hazardous waste management, air quality, wastewater, storm water, water efficiency, solid waste, high-performance buildings, pollution prevention assessments, and ISO 14001. Terry has conducted international pollution prevention training courses in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentine, and Chile. Terry has also designed and constructed municipal water supply systems in Ecuador, S. A., and has worked as a manufacturing engineer in the automotive industry.

Professional Affiliations

  • Profession Engineer – North Carolina
  • Certified Energy Manager- Association of Energy Engineers

Awards, Honors and Appointments

  • Outstanding Leadership in Clean Energy, NC Sustainable Energy Association, 2011
  • Appointed, Progress Energy – Community Energy Advisory Council (CEAC), 2007-11
  • Advisory Board, Minerals Research Lab, Industrial Extension Service, NCSU
  • Founding Board Member, WNC Green Building Council & NC HealthyBuilt Homes Certification Program
  • Past Board Member, Clean Air Community Trust, Asheville, NC - 2006
  • Energy and Sustainability Leadership Award, State Energy Office, 2004
  • Appointed, EPA’s Common Sense Initiative Coordinator for NC Metal Finishing Industry.
  • Coordinator of ISO 14000 training activities, DEHNR ISO 14000 workgroup member.
  • Numerous appointments, Rule-making subcommittees, NCDENR’s DWM, DWQ, DEH, DAQ.


Mr. Albrecht is the Resource Efficiency Section Chief the NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service. Terry directs Waste Reduction Partners, a technical consulting group of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council which works in partnership with NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr. Albrecht is responsible for overseeing the work of two WRP offices and a statewide team of 65 volunteer and staff engineers and scientists who provides environmental sustainability and utility cost-saving strategies to businesses and public institutions throughout North Carolina. WRP has provided over 214,116 hours of technical assistance, helping businesses and municipal clients save over $60.3 million in utility costs– while improving their environmental performance. Mr. Albrecht also oversees the state’s Utility Saving Initiative which helps state agencies, universities and local governments units reduce utility costs and invest in facility upgrades. The USI program is helping state facilities achieve a 30 percent energy use reduction goal and has helped the state avoid $665 in utility expenditures since 2003.

Representative Projects

  • 250+ on-site energy and waste assessments per year - $60 million client savings in utility cost.
  • State Energy Office – Technical Assistance provider of M&V, Energy Audits, ARRA Grants, & Energy Planning 2011
  • Asheville City Schools - Energy Management Project, 2009
  • Progress Energy’s “Energy Manager on Loan” program – Haywood County Schools 2008
  • NC Guide to Energy Saving Performance Contracting for NC K-12 Schools and Local Governments, Energy Performance Contracting Fact Sheets for Decision-Makers 2008 & 2012
  • Water Efficiency Manual for Industrial Commercial and Institutional Sector, 2009
  • 20 Utility Saving Fact Sheets, Top Management 2008-9
  • Self Assessment Guide for Energy Savings 2008, 2009
  • Energy Training Workshops
  • Promoting Best Management Practices in Waste Reduction 2010-11
  • Industrial and Commercial Water Efficiency Program 2011
  • Reading, Riding and Retrofit – Facility Energy Upgrades in k-12 Schools in Buncombe County 2011