sustainable cities/communities policies & programs


The experts below are driving sustainability and renewable energy progress in cities, communities, local government and states across the USA.  
  • National – Clean Coalition – John Bernhardt 703.963.8750
    The Clean Coalition works directly with utilities, municipalities, and policymakers to identify and deploy cost-effective local renewable energy. Leveraging our technical, policy, and project development expertise, we seek to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid. We conduct renewable energy siting surveys, design procurement and interconnection processes, drive policy innovation, and establish Community Microgrids. Learn more at
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown (215) 988-3338
    Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
  • National –  PACE Equity Kevin Moyer, 419.720.1102
    Kevin Moyer, Chief Investment Officer for PACE Equity, brings 20+ years of structured and public finance experience in energy efficiency, alternative energy, real estate and power generation.  PACE Equity provides development, financing, engineering, and implementation services to commercial property owners and developers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in selected states nationally using Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to support community sustainability
  • CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 209.482.1363 –
    Leading the residential market to reduce emissions, reverse climate change, and improve business practices by integrating existing and emerging efficiency, renewable and storage technologies into homes and communities
  • CA – Integrated Resources Network Gerald Braun
    Providing local integrated energy analysis for communities. A growing community of pragmatic innovators working for a smart clean energy future. TIP: Municipalities should take a look at coordinating the local integration of all aspects of energy
  • CA –  Schweitzer & Associates, Inc   Judi Schweitzer   (949) 735-5537  
    Schweitzer + Associates (S+A) provides innovative sustainable community development solutions for municipalities, policy makers, developers, utilities, universities and organizations looking to enhance the overall ‘true value’ of their communities and buildings with cost-effective strategies to achieve zero net energy / carbon neutrality and health and wellness at scale.  S+A’s founder, President  Judi Schweitzer,  is a recognized award winning thought leader and sought after advisor, speaker, and author.  Ms. Schweitzer has received three consecutive three-year appointments from California Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown to serve as one of nine voting members on the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) Advisory Committee, helping to shape policy in California.  
  • MI – Jenn Hill Consultant, UP Association of County Commissioners, 906.227.2043
    Providing consulting services to the 15 counties of Upper Michigan to help them develop an equitable clean energy plan. 
  • MO – Metropolitan Energy Center – Warren Adams-Leavitt 816-531.7283
    Energy WEB is a new kind of employee benefit program in which employers participate to help employees decrease energy bills and improve the comfort of their homes via energy efficiency retrofits. Qualifying employees receive free energy assessments, assess to utility rebates and access to financing for energy efficiency improvements
  • OH – Myra Moss at Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Development Initiative & Energize Ohio  740.607.5177
    The Sustainable Development Initiative approaches energy, education, planning and research from a sustainable perspective, incorporating the cornerstones of sustainability into our work with communities, organizations, and businesses.  Program topics encompass sustainable community planning, entrepreneurship and energy development.
  • PA – Michele Halsell at Penn State Sustainability Institute – 814.867.4578
    The Sustainable Cities Collaborative exists to connect local community leaders with Penn State faculty, staff and students to address community sustainability priorities. SCC projects address a wide array of sustainability topics including renewable energy, water, waste minimization and recycling, alternative transportation, and local foods.