Energy efficiency Leadership Stories

Kristen Pratt is the Program Coordinator for the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. One of the group's most successful projects has been the Community Weatherization Action Teams (CWAT) program, which helps volunteers plan weatherization events and campaigns all over the city. Over 25,000 homes have been weatherized through the city program and with their assistance.Read more >
2008 Switzer Fellow Beckie Menten is the Energy Efficiency Coordinator for the Marin Energy Authority , the first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) system in California. Community Choice Aggregation allows cities and counties to aggregate the buying power of individual customers to secure...Read more >
Housing developers are always looking to improve their bottom line. Homeowner's Rehab, , a small nonprofit that owns over 1,000 units of affordable housing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, goes about this in a unique and sustainable way. They "green" their portfolio by installing energy...Read more >
About one-third of the homes in California are multi-family units and saving energy in these units has significant potential. Beckie Menten, Switzer Fellow and Research Fellow with the California Public Utilities Commission, offers a perspective on this issue.Read more >

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