Charlie Szoradi

President of The Agrarian Group, Founder of Independence LED Lighting & Author of Learn from Looking

  • President of The Agrarian Group
  • Founder of GREENandSAVE
  • Founder of Independence LED Lighting
  • Winner of the Green Business of the Year Award
  • Named Best Lighting Retrofits by the US Green Building
  • Author of Learn from Looking

Discover Charlie Szoradi’s biography of published work below.

Learn from Looking
Learn from Looking: How Observation Inspires Innovation

When Charlie Szoradi is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Trends to watch across Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) related investing
Cost-Effective Sustainability – Insights from Overseas, Energy Saving LED Lighting, Air Conditioning Optimization, Hydrothermal Carbonization, U.S. Cleantech Job Creation
Sustainable Triple Bottom Line – Impacting People + Planet + Profit
The Business Case for LED Lighting – Next-Generation Technology
Future Food – The Path to a Healthy and Sustainable Future
Future Home – Cost Effective Solutions and Green Job Creation
Travel with Open Eyes – Insights from Japan and Eastern Europe to Islands and countries around the world

Charlie Szoradi is a distinguished expert in the field of sustainability with over 30 years of experience. He has founded several award-winning sustainability organisations, including GREENandSAVE, Independence LED Lighting, the Energy Intelligence Center and Purge Virus. As a leading expert in high-performance architecture, sustainable living and next-generation agriculture, Charlie is also a highly sought-after speaker, who is regularly booked by prominent organisations, such as the Brain Reserve Think Tank, Green Building Council, and the Wharton Business School.

With over three decades in the sustainability sector, Charlie has taken multiple leadership roles at regional and national levels. He was the Vice President of Creative Services for Unreal Marketing, where he set the stage for marketing Energy Intelligence via GREENandSAVE and Independence LED Lighting. Following that, Charlie became Editor in Chief of GREENandSAVE, a leading online resource which helped people become better stewards of the environment. In 2020 he joined FOMO CORP, a business incubation and acceleration company, as an Advisory Board Member. He presently holds several sustainability consulting roles at organisations, including the Energy Intelligence Center, Independence LED Lighting, and IQA Technologies, and he serves as the President of The Agrarian Group.

Charlies has amassed substantial hands-on experience in sustainability and cost-savings for retrofits, new construction and controlled environmental agriculture. Moreover, he developed strategic relationships to provide 360 services and clean-technology solutions to commercial properties in the US and around the world. His pioneering work on Independence LED Lighting technology saw the project win the Green Business of the Year Award by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the Best Lighting Retrofits by the US Green Building Council for the Urban Green Awards. The innovative LED lighting technology is now used by Fortune 100 companies and the US Military, among others. Furthermore, it has seen Charlies speak on the panel of Made in America and featured on the cover of Inventors Digest Magazine.

Sharing his profound insights on sustainability and innovation, Charlie is the author of Learn from Looking. In his book, he teaches people to critically think about achieving a sustainable future that is more cost-effective to yield a greater return on investment. Having established himself as a thought leader in the field of sustainability, Charlie is highly sought after for his profound experience in high-performance architecture, sustainable living and next-generation agriculture. Book Charlie Szoradi now!

Official Testimonials

Charlie Szoradi is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

You were a huge success. Thank you for being part of our Barrett thought series… ‘inaugural’ event actually. Hope we can do it again. Please let me know your preferred mailing address so I can send your gift. On behalf of our team, thank YOU again for being a Barrett friend and advocate.

Graeme, Managing Director, Barrett Asset Management, LLC

It was a pleasure to include you in the discussion; and thanks for sending your presentation and for offering to send a video of your talk. I wish that we had more time to explore some of the ideas that you introduced regarding food waste-to-fuel technologies and job creation, but perhaps we can take up those topics at a future meeting.

Rona, Editor, Print and Multimedia Projects, Senior Policy Analyst Energy & Environment Program

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