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2022 01 19 - "A Geothermal Story" with Rob Richardson (Clean Energy Communities Coordinator) - 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Interested in geothermal for your home or business? Do you have questions about the technology & how it works? Are you curious to find out if there are, in fact, benefits to going geothermal? Please join us for "A Geothermal Story" to hear a firsthand account from someone who utilized the Clean Heating & Cooling Program to upgrade their HVAC system to geothermal. Rob Richardson, the Clean Energy Communities Coordinator from the Genesee/Finger Lakes Region, will share his experience from assessment to activation and the benefits he's experienced since his system went live September 1, 2021. The presentation will be followed by Q & A, so feel free to bring questions! Register here. You can also click going and share the Facebook event to reach a wider audience

 

2022 01 24 - New Year, New Incentives! (2022 Grants & Rebates to Afford Clean Heat) - 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Are you interested in cutting energy costs, improving the insulation in your home, or installing a heat pump? There are state and federal grants, rebates, and other incentives, many of which are for low to moderate income households. People who live in certain areas are eligible based on geographic location without showing proof of income. Lindsay Speer (HeatSmart CNY) and Barb Henza (Clean Energy Advisor with Cornell Cooperative Extension) will share the latest on grants, rebates, and other incentives to help you to increase the insulation in your home or building or to invest in a clean heating and cooling system. The purpose of this webinar is not to sell, but to educate. Please bring any questions you might have for the presenters! Register here. You can also click going and share the Facebook event to reach a wider audience.

 

2022 01 26 - Design for Preventive Maintenance and Repairs 2:00-3:30 - This presentation covers basic maintenance practices and procedures for the typical equipment used in the generating plants and customer interconnections.  Speaker: Steve Tredinnick, P.E., Burns & McDonnell - We will be listing the next 2 sessions of this 17 webinar series from ASHRAE/NYSERDA in Just In ! each week.  The full series website is here

 

2022 01 28 - Dig Deeper Webinar with Brock Tremble of Sharc Energy - 11:30 ET - Sewer Waste Heat Recovery Systems: How Do They Work with Geothermal Systems? To register for this FREE webinar go here.

 

2022 01 28 -Heat Pumps Homeowner Happy Hour! - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Come brag about your system, ask questions about best operating practices, and generally enjoy the company of other heat pump homeowners. You are part of the climate solution! Homeowners considering heat pumps are also welcome to attend. Register here. You can also click going and share the Facebook event to reach a wider audience.

 

2022 02 07 - Heat Pumps Q & A - 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Interested in switching to a heat pump but still have some questions? HeatSmart CNY representatives and our vetted heat pump installers will answer all of your burning questions. If you haven’t yet, watch our Heat Pump 101 virtual webinar. Come learn more about heat pumps, what system might be best for your home, and the incentives that are available for you to install one. We can help save the planet while making your home safer and more comfortable! Register here. You can also click going and share the Facebook event to reach a wider audience.

 

2022 02 08 -  IGSHPA Virtual Town Hall - 11:30 ET - Topic: Olive Branch Hospital -Completed in 2013 and soon thereafter receiving the world’s first LEED Gold for Healthcare certification, Methodist Olive Branch Hospital in Olive Branch, MS, was built ahead of schedule and under budget, using Integrated Project Delivery.  Speaker: Mike Burton, Smith, Seckman, Reid – Free  -  Go here to register:

 

*2022 02 09The Basics of Ground Coupling and Other Sources and Sinks for Heat Exchange – 2:00-3:30 - This presentation will cover the basic methods of ground coupling as well as other terrestrial sources/sinks for heat. Considerations in evaluating sources will be delineated including design requirements (quantities available, temperature, distance from use point, etc.), material properties (fouling propensity, corrosion potential, toxicity), as well as societal issues (extraction and disposal permitting, codes for use/protection of workforce/community, etc.).  Speaker: Lisa Meline, P.E., Meline Engineering Corporation - We will be listing the next 2 sessions of this 17 webinar series from ASHRAE/NYSERDA in Just In ! each week.  The full series website is here.

 

2022 03 08 - IGSHPA Virtual Town Hall - 11:30 ET - Tax Incentives: What do they mean and how do they work? - Speaker: Charles Goulding of Energy Tax Savers – Free - Go here to register.

 

2022 04 27 &28 NY-GEO 2022 In-Person Conference / Electrify with Heat Pumps  SAVE THE DATES, We will provide updates while we monitor COVID protocols and restrictions on gatherings.  We maintain a strong bias to holding the conference if we feel it can be successful for our many stakeholders.   We will continue to develop the conference sessions, and resume registration, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information Updates will show up in Just In! or at the NY-GEO website as our conference organizing evolves.

 

2022 04 12 - IGSHPA Virtual Town Hall - 11:30 ET - Topic: ASHRAE Building Technology Report (Geo vs. VRF)  -  A research team studied the relative performance of the GHP and VRF systems, determining energy consumption of each, and heating and cooling required by the building. The study of heating and cooling performance at the ASHRAE Building proves that over a two-year period—when all variables were accounted for—energy use by the geothermal system averaged 44% less than the VRF system.  Speaker: Dr. Jeff Spitler of Oklahoma State University – Free - Go here to register:

 

2022 05 10 - IGSHPA Virtual Town Hall - 11:30 ET -  Topic: Session 1 of Two-Part Series (Tech portion) – Residential Geothermal Application: How Does it Compare to Conventional? Speaker: Jeff Hammond of IGSHPA. – Free - Go here to register:

 

2022 06 14 - IGSHPA Virtual Town Hall - 11:30 ET - Session 2 of Two-Part Series (Sales/Pricing portion) --Residential Geothermal Application: How Does it Compare to Conventional?  Speaker: Rob Derksen of Michigan Energy Services.  Free - Go here to register:

 

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Energy Department Will Recruit 1,000 Additional Staffers For New Corps To Tackle The Climate Crisis • The DOE is starting up a Clean Energy Corps to help implement the bipartisan infrastructure law and develop clean-energy solutions to the climate crisis, the agency said. It will hire 1,000 new employees through a newly launched hiring portal.” (from 2022 01 14 Green Energy News) [CNN]

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NYSERDA - Assistant Director, Clean Heating and Cooling - Albany or New York City Office - NYSERDA seeks a creative, independent and self-motivated individual to join its Clean Heating & Cooling team and support NYSERDA’s work to advance building decarbonization and heat pump installations and ensure the success of the NYS Clean Heat Program.  This will include working collaboratively with utilities on the utility-administered NYS Clean Heat Incentive program as well as the execution on the NYSERDA-managed NYS Clean Heat Market Development Plan. The successful candidate will assist the Director in the management and strategic direction of clean heating & cooling initiatives. (listed 2022 01 10)  See more here 

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HVAC Project Manager – Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, NY Aztech Geothermal, a well-respected Geothermal Heat Pump design-build contractor is seeking an experienced HVAC Project Manager responsible for estimating project costs, purchasing/sourcing materials & equipment, project planning including management of technicians and subcontractors. This position requires 3-5+ years' experience in Residential &/or Commercial HVAC, including AC/heat pump equipment, power and control wiring, HVAC plumbing, and sheetmetal/air distribution systems. Strong candidates must be comfortable with computers and common Microsoft programs with ability to learn industry specific analysis software.  Interested?  Send your resume to info@aztechgeo.com.

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) - Eastern Equitable Building Decarbonization Advocate - Advocate for state and regional policies that advance the full decarbonization of all U.S. buildings, in alignment with science-based climate goals, and in support of climate equity and justice. Based on the East Coast, this policy- and relationship-focused advocate will work with Eastern and Midwest state legislatures, executive and administrative offices, in partnership with regional and local environmental justice and housing groups, labor, building owners, electric utilities, builders, equipment manufacturers and other stakeholders to accelerate the transition to, and ensure widespread access to zero-emission buildings, particularly for underserved communities.  (listed 2021 12 02)

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) - Federal Equitable Building Decarbonization Advocate - Advocate for federal policies that advance the full decarbonization of all U.S. buildings, in alignment with science-based climate goals, and in support of climate equity and justice. Based in Washington D.C., this policy- and relationship-focused advocate will work with Congress and federal government agencies, in partnership with national environmental justice and housing groups, labor, building owners, electric utilities, builders, equipment manufacturers and other stakeholders to accelerate the transition to, and ensure widespread access to zero-emission buildings, particularly for underserved communities.  (listed 2021 12 02)

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RMI – “Marketing and Communications Lead- Carbon-Free Buildings - RMI is seeking a Marketing and Communications Lead to support the creation and execution of communications plans that drive the conversation around climate action and the energy transition.  They will make use of diverse digital channels and media to advance the goals of the Carbon-Free Buildings team and target key audiences and stakeholders, such as policymakers, media, and the public. ”   (listed 2021 11 22)  More information here

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NYSERDA: Vice President, Building Decarbonization – Albany or New York - Estimated salary $185-195,000 – “To advance the work in climate change, the VP of Building Decarbonization will need to design market interventions, programs & policies that can be effective – working with a diverse range of stakeholders & partners. The VP will be responsible for a $1.5+ Billion budget through 2025 & lead a team of ~70 people to advance a portfolio of solutions & interventions to scale & accelerate the adoption of clean energy, energy efficiency & electrification in buildings.”  (Listed 2021 11 15)  More information here

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4 New Jobs – Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) - “We are thrilled to announce that BDC is growing our New York and California teams. Come work with us to decarbonize the built environment. Find a short description of each position, links to the full job description, and instructions on how to apply below. Then send it to your best candidate to apply and apply yourself. I look forward to seeing the amazing things you will do with us.”  New job titles are:  Director of Market Transformation, New York Campaign Manager, Senior Manager, Operations & HR, and Campaign Coordination Intern.  (Listed 2021 11 08) More information here.

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Mechanical Design Engineer – Geothermal Focus – CHA Consulting -  CHA Consulting, Inc. is an innovative, full-service engineering consulting and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. Currently seeking a PE mechanical engineer with experience in the design of geothermal systems to support building scale and district geothermal project development, feasibility, design and construction. CGD certification preferred. Rochester, Syracuse,  Albany, Northern NJ or Boston based. More here  (Listed 2021 10 04)

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*RMI Carbon-Free Buildings Senior Associate (early / mid-level research, advocacy, and collaboration position) to support our federal and international policy efforts toward equitable building decarbonization.  The federal and international policy team of the Carbon-Free Buildings program works to eliminate climate and health-damaging pollution from buildings through centering the leadership of communities and stakeholders on the frontlines and supporting solutions that build a just and equitable energy transition for all.  Application Deadline: October 20th.  More here.

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Senior Project Manager - Energy and Climate Equity - NYSERDA –“ … help us build and manage a more equity-focused approach to engaging stakeholders on the frontlines of the climate crisis to collaborate and co-design a just, clean energy transition. Help center clean energy program development around overburdened and under-resourced communities and ensure an inclusive clean energy economy here in NY State!  NYC or Albany based.”  More here

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Clean Heating/Cooling Certificate Program - Fall 2021 - PUSH Buffalo is partnering with SUNY Erie (formerly Erie Community College) on a green building and clean heating/cooling certificate program as part of its NYSERDA-funded clean heating and cooling work.. Questions can be directed to Sarah Burger or Bryana DiFonzo at hiringhallteam@pushbuffalo.org

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Hiring at Rewiring America – “We are motivated by the fact that 42 percent of those energy emissions come from decisions we make in our homes: how we heat our air and water, cook our food and dry clothes, and what kind of cars we drive. Through accurate, accessible, and actionable data and storytelling tools that power smart, inclusive advocacy and market-transforming partnerships, Rewiring America is building a movement to achieve national emissions goals, improve our health, lower monthly bills, and create millions of clean energy jobs.  We have two senior roles on the board right now. We anticipate hiring for a number of new jobs in the months ahead as we build out our team.  Head of Communications & External Affairs: Drive and lead our communications and external affairs strategy, building a groundswell of consumer awareness and community support for electrifying everything. Read the full job description and apply: https://lnkd.in/gcWBkWbB  Head of Policy: Are you a proven, creative and fearless leader who has a solid track record of setting and driving bold and inspiring change through policy action? We are looking for you. Read the full job description and apply: https://lnkd.in/ghqPASwP

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DEC Deputy Commissioner - @NYSDEC is hiring a Deputy Commissioner for Justice and Equity. This critical job will lead the agency's #EnvironmentalJustice, Indian Nations Affairs, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion programs.  Details here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/118482.html

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NYSERDA Disadvantaged Communities and Local Government Fellowship - NYSERDA’s Communities and Local Government department seeks a dynamic team player to assist with the strategic development and implementation of a new program that tests and/or implements scalable strategies that promote community leadership and climate justice, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides other energy benefits to disadvantaged communities. The ideal candidate should be passionate about NYSERDA’s mission, demonstrate strong strategic and program development skills and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Job description here.

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Sierra Club Campaign Director - Building Electrification – “Supervises: 2-6 core campaign staff, Salary: $120,000 non-negotiable.  Scope: The Campaign Director for Building Electrification leads the Sierra Club’s national campaign work to end fossil fuel use in our homes and buildings, and implements just and equitable solutions in the buildings sector.  The Campaign Director works alongside a team of Directors as part of Sierra Club’s Energy Campaigns to address climate disruption, transform the energy economy and protect communities from pollution.”  See the job posting here.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Clean Energy Communities Coordinator -Seeking a talented individual passionate about assisting municipalities address climate change by engaging them in clean energy actions, including energy efficiency, renewables, clean transportation, and climate adaptation and resiliency strategies. The Clean Energy Communities Coordinator will be involved in all facets of the program, including program development, delivery, and evaluation.   Job posting here.  Questions about the specific job duties and responsibilities may be directed to Guillermo Metz, Energy and Climate Change Team Leader, at gm52@cornell.edu.

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 Mothers Out Front – “We’re hiring! Join us in building our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children in and around Albany, NY. Apply here for the New York Capital Region Organizer position.

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Inclusive Prosperity Capital, Inc. (IPC) is seeking a Consultant to perform the role of Program Director for a pilot Community-Based Accelerator project that will support implementation of clean energy and resiliency in Buffalo’s community and multifamily buildings, known as the “Buffalo Accelerator.”  For details, click here.

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Sierra Club Seeks Expert on “Renewable Natural Gas” - Sierra Club is looking for a new expert for PUC proceedings across the U.S. on "renewable natural gas" (including biomethane), synthetic gas and hydrogen.  Experience with utility regulation and gas utility business models is a plus.  If you have any recommendations, please email: Amneh Minkara (amneh.minkara@sierraclub.org)

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The Energy and Policy Institute is a “watchdog organization that exposes attacks on renewable energy and counters misinformation by fossil fuel and utility interests.  Please see our available job opportunities and apply to the positions online at the following pages:

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Dandelion Energy  – Director of Regulatory Affairs – “The Director of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for crafting the strategy and executing on Dandelion’s engagements with governmental entities at the federal, state, and local levels to grow the market for geothermal heating and cooling… A successful applicant will be comfortable in external settings, adept at building deep stakeholder relationships, willing to roll up his or her sleeves to understand the details of proposed regulations, and successfully advocate for changes that align regulations with Dandelion’s success. This is a rare opportunity to craft a policy and regulatory strategy with an industry leader, and as part of a leadership team that is deeply committed to success in this space.”  Click here for more information.


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UHAB is Hiring -UHAB (Urban Homesteading Assistance Board ) is hiring a Project Associate focusing on Energy Services, including Co-ops Go Solar, Clean Heat for Co-ops, and other energy efficiency and energy-reducing renewable technology partnerships...  We also have a few other positions posted, for a part-time Affordable Housing Loan Officer, and a full-time Project Associate on the Co-op Improvement Program who’ll provide services to distressed affordable buildings. All of the job postings are viewable on our website here. I appreciate your help to get the word out within your networks!”  From email from Emily Ng.

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 RMI Building Electrification Principal - The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is hiring a principal (director-level leader) to help run RMI's building electrification work. This role will include significant leadership responsibility in shaping the transition to carbon-free buildings across the U.S. Please share this job description with anyone in your network who could be a good fit, and direct any questions to Mike Henchen - Principal RMI - Carbon-Free Buildings - mhenchen@rmi.org - 585.519.5450 - 2490 Junction Pl #200, Boulder CO 80301.


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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.

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