Drinking from an Open Hydrant: Early Lessons on Driving Demand for Building Energy Efficiency Programs
Free online webinar - space is limited!!!
Yale Center for Business and the Environment
The Southeast Community Retrofit Ramp-Up Consortium is a partnership established to create or expand building energy efficiency improvement programs in 13 communities across 8 states and territory. The Consortium is led by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) which is the primary recipient of a $20M BetterBuildings grant from the US Department of Energy to improve 10,000 buildings units by June 2013. SEEA is uniquely employing a pay-for-performance approach to allocations to sub-recipients, and supporting customized programs designed to reflect local communities in an effort to identify and develop models best suited for the region.Please join us for a conversation with Tamara Jones, Director of the SEEA who will provide an overview of the program designs and early lessons from the 13 participating communities.
Tamara Jones serves as Director of Municipal Energy Efficiency Programs at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). Her primary responsibility is administering a $20 million grant from the US Department of Energy under its BetterBuildings Program. SEEA leads a consortium of 13 cities in the Southeast using the grant to expand programs that result in market-driven energy efficiency improvements made to existing buildings. Prior to joining SEEA, Ms. Jones served as Director of Program Development and Government Relations at Southface, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that promotes environmentally sustainable building practices. Ms. Jones has also served as Director of Policy & Management Analysis in both the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Finance at the City of Atlanta, and as Deputy Director of Grants Development for Houston Mayor Bill White. Ms. Jones holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Long Island University.
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The Blueprint for Efficiency series is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Club. The series will take place from November 2010 through May 2011. It will be free and open to the public through online webcasts that will be conducted on a weekly basis from 12pm to 1pm EST. Each presentation will be recorded and made available to the global community through Yale University on iTunes U