Steve Melink is the founder, owner, and president of Melink Corporation, a provider of HVAC commissioning services, energy-saving kitchen ventilation controls, solar PV systems, and geothermal HVAC systems for the commercial building industry since 1987. Customers include national restaurant, retail, supermarket, and hotel chains, as well as schools, hospitals, and federal, state, and local governments.
Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds a BSME degree from Vanderbilt and MBA from Duke University. He is a board member of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy as well as Xavier University Academic Sustainability Board He is past president of the U.S. Green Building Council – Cincinnati Chapter; and past board member of Green Umbrella and Green Energy Ohio. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; and Association of Energy Engineers.
Melink Corporation’s headquarters in Cincinnati is the first LEED-Gold New Construction and LEED-Platinum Existing Building Certified office building in the State of Ohio. It is also Energy Star certified with a rating of 99 out of 100. In 2010 the Association of Energy Engineers awarded their building the Renewable Energy Project of the Year. Their headquarters is one of the first existing buildings in the U.S. to become net-zero energy; and most of their employees drive hybrids or electric vehicles.
Steve is the author of ‘CEO Power & Light – Transcendent Leadership for a Sustainable World’. It is about the strategic advantage of clean energy in the new energy age; and it is available on Amazon.
Steve’s goal is to help mainstream the sustainability movement through positive leadership. In addition to walking the talk at his home and business, he actively promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local, state and national level. He believes energy is at the core of some of our most pressing global challenges, ranging from the economy to national security to the environment.