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2020 12 03 - NEST Heat Smart webinars - Binghamton, NY - The Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow (NEST) has launched its new 2020-2021 virtual HeatSmart Southern Tier (HSST) Campaign, which will include a series of virtual webinars detailing all the exciting opportunities our installer-partners have to offer for the community.

NEST’s HeatSmart Southern Tier (HSST) program helps people make their homes and businesses efficient, safe, and comfortable while lowering their carbon footprint.  Participants in this program learn about clean heating and cooling technologies such as geothermal, air source heat pumps and energy efficiency, as well as available incentives and financing.  Information about the program and on how to sign up for free building energy assessments is available at the new nynest.org website.

Contact: Adam Flint, adam@nynest.org , 607-761-8337

HeatSmart Southern Tier (HSST) Campaign Events List:

  • Wednesday, December 3, 12-12:50 pm     Clean Heat Beneath your feet with Dailey Geothermal
  • Wednesday, December 9, 12-12:50 pm   Energy Efficiency Virtual Home Tour (Binghamton) w/The Insulation Man
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7-7:50 pm Clean heating & Cooling with Heat Pumps & Energy Efficiency
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2021, 12-12:50 pm Air source heat pump virtual Home Tour (Oxford)

         

        2020 12 03 - DOE Webinars on Life-Cycle Impacts of Buildings - This fall, DOE’s Building Technologies Office will host a series of webinars that explore the frameworks and techniques researchers use to evaluate the energy use of buildings over their entire lifespans, from construction to operation to eventual destruction. The Life-Cycle Energy & Related Impacts of Buildings Webinar Series will give the public, national lab researchers, academics, and all members of the buildings industry a special opportunity to hear from leading experts who work at the cutting-edge of lifecycle analysis.

        The series will begin with an overview of life-cycle assessments as applied to buildings, and why we should care about them. Subsequent webinars will focus on the ways these impacts are measured, as well as what innovative materials and products are currently under development. The series will then explore how the buildings industry already uses life-cycle assessments, as well as how the circular economy framework can be applied to the buildings sector.

        • December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET | Register Now! - This webinar will discuss how the building sector is already incorporating life-cycle impacts of buildings internationally and domestically in commercial building portfolios. 
        • Intersection of life cycle impacts & circular economy potential for the building sector | December 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET | Register Now! - This webinar will discuss the current impacts of construction and demolition waste and present means of addressing this challenge, such as recovering materials from waste and designing building materials for recovery and reuse.

         

        2020 12 08 - Greenlink Equity Map: Visualizing Equity Issues to Build Stronger Climate Solutions -   Tuesday, December 8, 2-3pm ET - Cities across the country have begun to recognize the importance of prioritizing equity and environmental justice when designing and implementing climate and sustainability strategies. However, a lack of access to accurate and understandable equity data has presented a challenge to policy makers and community advocates alike.

        To help bridge this critical information gap, Greenlink Analytics and Upright Consulting Services partnered to launch the Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) and Process Guide. GEM is an online map designed to help visualize equity-related issues and how burdens are spread across communities. The GEM platform includes more than 15 equity indicators, including energy burdens, the portion of income community members are spending on energy bills. Free registration here.

         

        2020 12 08 – 2020 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium Dec. 8-9 - The overarching Symposium theme is “Accelerating the Energy Transition in a Rapidly Changing World”.  This free and virtual two-day event will consist of plenary sessions, award presentations to this year’s C3E award winners, panel discussions, and a reception with live student poster presentations. For the first time, this normally invitation-only event will be open to all.  Visit c3eawards.org/2020 for the full agenda and to register!

         

        2021 02 17   Zero Energy Ready Homes: New and Growing Fast  Wednesday, , 1–2 p.m. E.T.  Zero Energy Ready Homes are homes designed to offer a superior homeowner experience. These homes live better, work better, and last longer. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program combines the best of building science with the latest technologies and systems, innovative building practices, and risk management solutions to offer homeowners complete peace of mind.  Part of the USDOE Building Technologies Office Solar Decathlon series. Offered at no cost, these webinars are available to the general public and cater specifically to current and prospective homeowners, members of the real-estate industry, educators, students and young professionals, home builders, renovation contractors, and others interested in viewing state-of-the-art homes.  Learn more about this webinar and register here.


         

        2021 04 14 &15 We’ve re-scheduled !!!Electrify with Heat Pumps NY-GEO 2021Marriott Hotel – Wolf Road Albany – Click for information on the conference agenda.

         


        RECORDED WEBINARS OF ONGOING INTEREST:

        Heat Pump Home Tours! - HeatSmart Tompkins presents a new series of Virtual Home Tours with accompanying downloadable fact sheets. Systems covered include both forced air and hydronic ground source heat pump retrofits, ductless mini-splits and a dual fuel forced air system.

        • Contemporary Ithaca home heated and cooled w/Mitsubishi ASHPs
        • Historic downtown Ithaca boarding house heated and cooled w/ Mitsubishi ASHP & HPWH
        • Ranch house heated and cooled w/Bryant dual fuel system 
        • 1800s farmhouse and cottage heated and cooled w/ Fujitsu and LG ASHPs
        • Contemporary farmhouse w/WaterFurnace 7 series forced air GSHP (vertical boreholes)
        • Carpenter Revival house w/2-ton TTherm GSHP (vertical boreholes)
        • Turn of the Century home converted from gas boiler to Mitsubishi ASHPs

        These video home tours (each about 4 minutes long) can be found here. PDF case studies are linked to each one.

         

        Heat Smart Webinars – Bennett Sandler of Heat Smart Otsego produced this excellent series of webinars focused on case studies of heat pump installations in Otsego County and current heat pump incentives. 

        Bennett notes “I am more than happy to answer your questions and discuss your project with you whenever convenient” campaigndirector@occainfo.org.

         

        Next Generation Thermal Infrastructure – 2020 08 13 Webinar from New Yorkers for Clean Power – Speakers included representatives from Orca, Bloc Power HEET and National Grid,  Watch the recording of Next Generation Thermal InfrastructureView speaker slides here and answered questions hereYou can also watch a refresher on heat pump technology from our previous teach-in.

         

        District Loops, and the Thermal Highway©  - 7 part Webinar from The GreyEdge Group:

         

        National Grid’s Take on Beneficial Electrification3:37 minute video laying out National Grid’s position on heat pumps relative to constraints their gas system is facing in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

         

        How Can Electrification Enable Decarbonization of Industry?, broadcast on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Beneficial electrification stands out as one of the best low-carbon ways to decarbonize industry. This webinar explored its promising opportunities, existing and emerging technologies, and routes to accelerate adoption. It also discussed the policies and partnerships that are needed to lower hurdles and spur transformative action. 

        • Ed Rightor, Industrial Program Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
        • Eric Masanet, Head, Industrial Sustainability Analysis Laboratory and Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
        • Colin McMillan, Senior Analyst, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
        • Todd Baldyga, Director, Industrial and Agriculture, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
        • Moderator: Neal Elliott, Senior Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

        Webinar recordingWebinar slides:   To download the ACEEE report,

         

        Awesome EarthKind is an inspiring podcast series produced by NY-GEO member Ron Kamen.Listen to AWESome EarthKind on most podcast platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast..) or at www.AWESomeEarthKind.com.

         

        How to Protect Buildings from Legionnaires’ Disease—Geothermal Conversion Primer – Jay Egg of Egg Geothermal and Kristy Egg, a registered nurse who has been focusing on public health and epidemiology, give this 45 minute seminar

         

        Podcast – New York’s New Climate LeaderFrom the podcast webpageIn this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Ali Zaidi, Chairman of Climate Policy and Finance and Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment in the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ali served as top energy official at the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, among other positions. Since leaving the Obama administration, Ali has also worked as a transactional and regulatory attorney, co-founded Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, and was a Non-Resident Fellow at CGEP.”

         

        2nd Climate Action Council Meeting – The Climate Action Council (the body empowered to follow through on New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act – CLCPA) members were treated to a “back casting” model of how the state might achieve the goals laid out in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The analysis done by E3, which has apparently been ongoing since 2016, still needs to be adjusted to account for the specific methane accounting requirements in the CLCPA and restrictions on the combustion of biofuels in the law.  The draft results identify the need for wholesale electrification of buildings and transportation, big increases in renewables, investments in long-term storage technology for “firm dispatchable” generation when renewables fall short in the winter as people turn on their electric heaters, and other issues….The full slide deck and video of the meeting are posted here(2020 06 25 Politico New York & New Jersey Energy)

         

        Green Jobs Video - New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP) held an excellent webinar on May 29th with community organizations focused on developing green jobs.  It was titled Making a Difference While Making a Living  Click here for the recorded webinar with Nubian Directions, WE ACT, PUSH Buffalo and Energy Conservation Specialists.  Sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Citizens for Local Power & NYCP

         

        Recording of Gas Planning Teach-In New Yorkers for Clean Power has posted the recording of their May 18th online teach-in with Renewable Heat Now on NYS's Gas Proceeding!  They’ve also posted the speaker slides here and answered questions from the Q&A here.

         

        NYC Peaker Plants – On May 28th, there was an excellent webinar by the New York City Peak Coalition - Replacing New York City’s Dirty Peaker Power Plants with Renewables and Battery Storage.  It was an in-depth look at the impact of peaker plants – electric generating plants that come on line when demand for electricity peaks, usually on the hottest summer days.  These plants are generally more polluting than other generating plants and have an impact on New Yorkers as citizens in environmentally assaulted neighborhoods and as utility ratepayers.  Slides and a recording of this webinar have been posted on the Clean Energy Group websiteThe report featured in the webinar, "Dirty Energy, Big Money," is available on the Peak Coalition website.

         

        Event calls on Governor and PSC to reject National Grid’s Plan B  From a press release circulated by the Alliance for a Green Economy – “425 people registered  for an online People’s Hearing to say NO to National Grid’s "Williams Pipeline Plan B" which includes speeding up construction of a heavily protested transmission pipeline through North Brooklyn, expanding their Greenpoint Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility and expanding compressor stations along the “Iroquois” Pipeline.    Community members living near the proposed infrastructure passionately spoke out against adding gas infrastructure and criticized National Grid for ignoring community concerns.  According to an agreement between National Grid and the New York Department of Public Service, New York State must approve an option to meet growing demand for heat, hot water, and cooking in downstate New York in June.”  Watch a video of the event here.

         

        JOBS !

        Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) -- headquartered in Syracuse, NY within the unceded territory of the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy -- works to bring about a just transition to 100% renewable electricity, heating, and transportation. We are excited to announce that our small organization is growing, and we are looking for two new team members: a Deputy Policy Director and an Events and Communications Manager. We seek passionate, intelligent, and kind people who work well both independently and as part of a team, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done. If you’re excited by a fast-paced working environment that matches the urgency of the crises we face; if you see the connections between our unjust energy system and other forms of injustice; and if you love to collaborate and strategize to bring about a better world, we invite you to consider joining our team.   

        AGREE is committed to building teams and partnerships that draw strength from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value lived experience and demonstrated skills. We are committed to actively working to maintain a positive and accepting work environment built on mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. We unequivocally support the rights of LGBTQQIA+ people and encourage our staff to bring their whole selves to our work. We advocate for energy justice and believe in centering the voices of those most affected, and we strongly encourage BIPOC candidates to apply. We also note that we have no formal educational requirements for our positions, and we welcome candidates with non-traditional education pathways and relevant personal experience.

        How to Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are identified. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, 1-3 work samples, and two work references to jessica@allianceforagreeneconomy.org. The letter of application will be the most important determining document for who will be interviewed for the position. The letter should be 2-5 pages and should summarize relevant experience and skills. The letter should also discuss why the applicant is enthusiastic to work on this position. Work samples should demonstrate the candidate’s skills in one or more of the areas listed in the job descriptions. They can include anything from press releases, organizing emails, flyers, graphics, website copy, videos of the candidate in action, videos produced by the candidate, social media pages, reports, policy analyses, or research.

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        Aztech Geothermal is Hiring- Seeking an Experienced Heat Pump Technician in NY's Capital District  -  Aztech Geothermal is looking for an Experienced Residential HVAC Technician in the Capital Region to join our growing installation and service business based in Ballston Spa.  This position involves installing, commissioning, maintaining, troubleshooting, & repairing heat pumps plus some conventional HVAC systems, in both residential and small commercial environments.  Much of our work consists of residential geothermal heat pump installations which are divided in two approximately equal categories; existing homes and new construction.  Aztech installs both central and mini-split air source heat pumps systems where appropriate.  You may also be involved in service and maintenance work on our customers systems.  Geothermal heat pump experience a plus. but not required; we are willing to train the right individual. Our company is based in Ballston Spa and principally serves the Capital District, Hudson Valley and Western Massachusetts.  Continue

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         Phoenix Energy Supply is Hiring -  Phoenix Energy Supply, located in the beautiful finger lakes area of New York, is proud to be able to provide two of the finest heat pump products available to help our HVAC Contractor customers throughout New York State become the “Tip of the Spear” as the home heating industry in New York is transformed from burning fossil fuels to using efficient heat pump technology. With 30 years of developing relationships and focusing on customer service Phoenix is positioned to grow and is seeking the next generation of leaders to continue the journey.  Phoenix is looking to have these positions filled at the start of 2021, and will consider re‐location assistance, if required, to obtain the most qualified candidates.  Send resume to jmanning@phoenixenergysupply.com  All submissions will be confidential and please identify which of the following jobs you are interested in:

        General Manager - Responsible for day‐to‐day activities of office, shop & delivery personnel to meet the needs of customers. The specific activities may often have to be performed as well and will include quoting, fabrication of custom products, delivery, receiving materials. – Experience: Minimum of 10 years in the HVAC industry with specific experience with heat pumps with a preference given to geothermal application experience. Salary: $40‐60,000 depending on specific qualifications, with health insurance and 401K plan.

        Office Manager - Job Description: Responsible for organizing and executing day‐to‐day office activities. These include and are not limited to customer service, scheduling deliveries, simple quoting, invoicing, purchasing, processing work flow from order receipt to organizing delivery and paper‐work.  Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a busy office environment handling a variety of challenging tasks. Salary: $30‐$36,000 depending on specific qualifications, with health insurance and 401K plan.

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         Dandelion Energy is growing its Drilling Department and we are looking for Senior/Master Drillers to operate our new rigs and lead our on-site drilling efforts for residential geothermal projects. In this role, you will make a significant impact in redefining how residential ground heat exchangers are installed which will lay the groundwork for Dandelion’s future growth and success. The Senior Driller will be directly responsible for the production rate of geothermal boreholes, the operation, and maintenance of equipment, the safety of on-site workers, and delivering feedback to both the Operations and Engineering team on how to optimize the overall process.

        Dandelion’s mission is to enable the widespread adoption of geothermal. We offer homeowners affordable geothermal heating & cooling systems as an alternative to gas, oil, propane or electric heating. Dandelion began at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company in New York in May 2017. The company has raised $23MM from leading investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Comcast Ventures, with participation from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LENB), as well as prior investors NEA, Collaborative Fund, and Ground Up.  For more information about the Senior Driller opening please apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/dandelionenergy/jobs/4879245002
        Not a Senior Driller? check out our other exciting opportunities on our career site: https://dandelionenergy.com/jobs

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        Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a Pennsylvania Clean Energy Advocate to join the Eastern Region team of the Climate & Clean Energy Program. This role requires working collaboratively, and in a team-based setting, with both internal and external partners; the ability to represent NRDC in the media and other public forums with credibility and enthusiasm; an interest in cultivating relationships with state and local elected officials and staff and state agencies; and the willingness to travel to Harrisburg, PA and elsewhere to advance NRDC’s policy goals. The ideal candidate will be a resident of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, etc.), or be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania but there is some flexibility on geographic location.  This is a full-time, two-year term-limited position (though there is the possibility that term could be extended subject to project funding). To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.

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        OngoingNYSERDA is hiring! The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has ongoing recruitment opportunities. Join our email list or check this page periodically to learn about new career opportunities. All qualified individuals will be evaluated for each relevant position for which they apply.  Opportunities include:

        NYSERDA Career Opportunities

        NY Green Bank Career Opportunities

        Paid Fellowship Opportunities

        Paid Internship Opportunities

        To learn more about NYSERDA, please visit our social media channels.

        NY-GEO is not necessarily notified when jobs are filled.  If you find one of these jobs are no longer available, please let us know