Edgar Farrera, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an architectural license in Texas, is Director of Sustainability at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, has the distinction of being the first circuit based sustainability leader in the history of motorsports.
COTA is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment, welcoming more than one million visitors annually for crown jewel events like the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas, Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, United Sportscar Racing, & the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 1,300-acre campus is also the home to the summer edition of ESPN’s popular X Games, & to the 13,000 seat Austin360 Amphitheater, which hosts multiple concerts & festivals annually.
Edgar Farrera’s responsibilities focus on green event management, corporate social responsibility, and innovation. His duties include collaboration with schools & universities, compliance with environmental obligations, collaboration with the tech industry, fan engagement, & coordination of alternative-energy racing events. He served as principal local organiser for the 2013 F1 in Schools World Championship, & for the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Formula Sun Grand Prix solar-EV collegiate competition.
Farrera is a member of SAE Internationals (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) Green Racing Committee which prepares SAE standard J2880 "Surface Vehicle Recommended Green Racing Protocols", and is past Chair of the Clean Energy Council at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
In recognition of COTA’s environmental accomplishments, the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) recently awarded the 2014 FIM Environmental Award to COTA.