James J. Jerozal Jr., Nicor Gas

Award category

Chair's Award

Year released


Jim Jerozal is currently the Director of Energy Efficiency for Nicor Gas and is located at the company’s operational headquarters in Naperville, Illinois. In this position, Jim was responsible for developing the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program that began in 2011. The program provides a wide portfolio of offerings that meet the needs of all 2.2 million customers, from home audits and rebates to offerings for small and large businesses, including sophisticated engagements such as Strategic Energy Management and gas and electric CHP assistance. The portfolio also includes an emerging technology element that is quite unique to the industry. In the process of building the program, Jim has collaborated effectively on the policy front with stakeholders, regulators and other utility partners over the years, helping shape a statewide Technical Reference Manual, Policy Manual, Net to Gross methodology, and novel Market Transformation State-wide protocol and a national Market Transformation collaborative.

Prior to this post, Jim served Nicor Gas as General Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and its Regulatory Compliance Manger. Prior to Nicor Gas, Jim was Director of Technical and Business Services at the Laidlaw/Safety-Kleen Technical Business Center and was an environmental engineer and project manager for ERM-Southeast in Charleston, South Carolina. Jim holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Jim has more than 32 years’ experience in the energy and environmental fields.