Transforming Cities and Towns: Energy Efficiency From a Mayor's Perspective
Free online webinar - space is limited!!!
Yale Center for Business and the Environment
The Town of University Park, MD is implementing the Small Town Energy Program for University Park (STEP-UP), a 3-year project with the goal of reducing total energy use in the town by 20%. Initial results are extremely promising: since the program launch less than two months ago, more than 10% of the town has taken the first steps towards energy efficiency by signing up for a Home Performance with Energy Star home audit. Join Mayor John Tabori and STEP-UP PI Chuck Wilson as they discuss the rigorous logic model and unique program design that they hope will serve as a road map for other towns to embark on similar transformative efficiency programs.
John Tabori has served as Mayor of University Park, MD for five years. A member of the STEP-UP Advisory Committee, he also is the project’s business manager. He is co-chair of Envision Prince George’s County, and serves on the MD Municipal League’s 2011 Annual Conference Planning Committee. Currently he is working on the development of an economic forecasting and budget planning workshop for municipalities. Trained as a political economist, Mr. Tabori has written and lectured on a wide range of issues, including public health and anti-poverty programming.
Chuck Wilson serves as the Principal Investigator for STEP-UP, and chairs the STEP-UP Advisory Committee. Mr. Wilson is currently the Director of Development for the Alliance to Save Energy. He's previously acted as Director of Finance and Administration for a $24 million infrastructure project in Kampala, Uganda; as Climate Change Program Manager for the City of Ottawa, Canada; and as General Manager of Green$aver, a home energy audit and retrofit company.