sustainable cities & NZE

SUSTAINABLE & NET ZERO ENERGY 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 john@clean-coalition.org
    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 www.clean-coalition.org
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown baird@dbr.com (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 – Microgrid Architect  Shalom Flank – 202.797.8820   Shalom.Flank@MicrogridArchitect.com Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” over a decade ago, and continues to design and develop MW-scale microgrid projects in the U.S. Northeast and beyond.  He is also active in the policy, regulatory, and financial innovations needed to propel such projects to success.
  • National –   PACE Equity Kevin Moyer, 419.720.1102  kmoyer@pace-equity.com
    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
  • National –  EarthKind Energy Ron Kamen 845.266.3723  ron@earthkindenergy.com  NY
    EarthKind works at the intersection of Clean Power Projects, Programs & Policy. For more than 30 years, Ron Kamen and his companies,  EarthKind Energy & Starphire New Energy Technologies  (now EarthKind Energy, a dba of Starphire. Net, Inc)  have provided public and private businesses,  government agencies, authorities and non-profit institutions with innovative solutions to complex energy challenges. We apply our knowledge of clean energy policy to empower clients  with self-financing clean technology projects & programs  that harness the incredible forces of nature to build financial wealth— while benefitting the environment & community.
  • National – Larisa Dobriansky – General MicroGrids 703 989 7639  larisa.dobriansky@gmail.com 
    As Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer at General MicroGrids, Larisa Dobriansky helps shape utility regulatory reform, power market design and financing mechanisms to capture the value of advanced microgrid capabilities, that manage and optimize distributed energy resources, to deliver “integrated energy solutions” to power systems and communities; expand “energy-sharing” parameters of energy networks/infrastructure; and foster transactive energy markets.  
  • AL – Munroe & Jenkins Architects – Jay Jenkins LLC (256) 231-1114
    Save energy costs by considering the low hanging fruit such as thermal windows – daylighting, material selection and sighting issues such as cross ventillation, sun patterns and prevailing winds.
  • CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 209.482.1363 – rob@biraenergy.com
    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 gbraun@iresn.org
    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.  
  • CO – Ewers Architecture Peter Ewers peter@ewersarchitecture.com 303.271.0977
    Net Zero Energy commercial and residential buildings that are asthetic with low operating cost. By using all electric heating systems such as a ground source heat pump and onsite power generation such as PV or small wind, net zero energy is attainable at an affordable cost now for smaller scale buildings
  • MI – Jenn Hill Consultant, UP Association of County Commissioners, 906.227.2043 jenhill@nmu.edu
    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 warren@metroenergy.org
    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  moss.63@osu.edu  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 – mwh16@psu.edu 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.
  • TN – Michael Walton Green Spaces – 423.648.0963 michael@greenspaceschattanooga.com 
  • TN – Chris Lunghino  Community Sustainability USA 714.369.9280 chris@communitysustainabilityusa.org Community Sustainability USA is working on an initiative to crystallize and accelerate municipal and private sector demand for renewable energy in the Southeast United States, and to empower private and public sector actors to collaborate to satisfy their demand for renewables within their own sector and across sectors