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*2021 06 24 - Energy Efficiency: How States Are Making Investment Decisions - 11 - 12:30 p.m. ET, From ACE-NY, New Yorkers for Clean Power and Association for Energy AffordabilityWe will be discussing investment policies that New York and other states are doing to achieve their energy efficiency goals. Plus, you'll see the debut of ACE NY's Energy Efficiency Video."

 Speakers Include:
- Greg Thomas, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, at Performance Systems Development
– New York’s metrics for the Technical Reference Manual and Comfort Homes Program

- Tim Woolf, Senior Vice President, Consulting, Synapse – Cost Effectiveness Measures in NYS and Other States

- Steve Cowell, President – E4 the Future – Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs

- Coby Rudolph, Senior Regulatory Analyst at California Public Utilities Commission – California’s New Total System Benefit Metric – Invited

Register here.

 

 

*2021 06 29 - Electric Utility Embraces Geothermal Heating and Cooling - Noon-1:00 PM - NY-GEO Electrify with Heat Pumps Series

Electric Utility Embraces Geothermal Heating and Cooling - This NY-GEO Webinar will feature Boyd Lee with CKenergy Electric Cooperative in Oklahoma where they have installed over 1,300 free geothermal ground loops for their customers.  Boyd will talk about changes in the market they observed and how this seemingly bold step has produced significant financial wins for the utility’s operations and benefits to rate payers.  The market forces, energy prices and regulatory environments contributing to CKenergy’s success may be somewhat different than those in the Northeast, but we encourage you to listen for ideas that just might fit for our area. These could be the seeds of innovation needed to transform the way utilities deliver energy to their customers.  Will Lange, the Director of Utility Marketing at WaterFurnace will introduce our speaker. This will be the last webinar before our summer break.  We’ll pick back up on Tuesday, September 7th. Register Here.

 

 *2021 07 01 - Green Affordable Housing 🏡 Online Teach-in – Noon – New Yorkers for Clean Power, NY-GEO + over 60 environmental, labor, health, housing and community-based organizations signed a letter to the New York Congressional Delegation for green affordable housing & jobs in the federal infrastructure bill.  Tune in to learn about green affordable housing initiatives and how to scale up to meet NY's climate goals!  Panelists include fromer State Senator Jen Metzger and NY-GEO board member Zach Fink.  Register here.

 

*2021 07 09 -  NY-GEO Summer Networking Trip: solar powered boat ride and lighthouse tour in Kingston - 4:15 PM - Do you miss interacting with peers and fellow ground source heat pump professionals?   NY-GEO members Joanne Coons, Ron Kamen and “JR” Rath are organizing statewide meet ups to provide this opportunity since our annual in-person conference won’t happen until March 23&24, next Spring.  On July 9th, take a guided tour of the interior of the historic 1915 Rondout Lighthouse! The last of three separate lighthouses marking the entrance to Rondout Creek (Kingston, NY), the Rondout Lighthouse is still a working navigational light and one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Contact j.coons359@gmail.com to confirm you are going on any of the trips, to help with any of the trips or with any questions.  Click here for more details.

 

2021 07 14 IGSHPA July Town Hall – 11:30 EDT - Seminar with HEET & Eversource on their pilot geothermal district program in Massachusetts.

 

2021 07 15 Stakeholders Meet w NY Utilities  – 8:30-10:00 ET -The NYS Clean Heat Working Group Series for Participating Contractors & Industry Partners is a regular meeting of the NYS Clean Heat program designed to join program representatives in addressing questions, program improvements, and other topics related to the Program.  “Stakeholders are invited to submit program-related questions and feedback at any time to a centralized email inbox at NYSCleanHeat@ceadvisors.com. Inquiries will be brought to the appropriate utilities and implementation contractors or compiled for discussion at the next Working Group Series meeting. If you would like to propose a topic for discussion at the next meeting, please submit it through this inbox at least 10 days prior to the meeting. “  See the NY Clean Heat website for more information.

 

*2021 07 23 - NY-GEO Summer Networking Trip:  Howe Caverns in Cobleskill - 10 AM - Do you miss interacting with peers and fellow ground source heat pump professionals?   NY-GEO members Joanne Coons, Ron Kamen and “JR” Rath are organizing statewide meet ups to provide this opportunity since our annual in-person conference won’t happen until March 23&24, next Spring.  On July 23rd, enjoy the experience, descending 156 feet below the Earth’s surface to explore six million year old caves. (perfect place for us geo fans!) Travel through the enormous main cavern, immense galleries and under huge boulders which hang precariously overhead. Contact j.coons359@gmail.com to confirm you are going on any of the trips, to help with any of the trips or with any questions.  Click here for more details.

 

*2021 08 06 - NY-GEO Summer Networking Trip:  boat ride on the new “all electric” Maid of The Mist in Niagara Falls – 3:45 PM - Do you miss interacting with peers and fellow ground source heat pump professionals?   NY-GEO members Joanne Coons, Ron Kamen and “JR” Rath are organizing statewide meet ups to provide this opportunity since our annual in-person conference won’t happen until March 23&24, next Spring.  On August 6th, you’ve never felt the power of Niagara Falls like this before. Join us on our all-new, fully electric boats to truly experience the rush from the 600,000 gallons of water falling per second. Come feel it for yourself.  Contact j.coons359@gmail.com to confirm you are going on any of the trips, to help with any of the trips or with any questions. Click here for more details.

 

*2021 08 20 - NY-GEO Summer Networking Trip: a recreational “self powered” bike ride on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail - Do you miss interacting with peers and fellow ground source heat pump professionals?   NY-GEO members Joanne Coons, Ron Kamen and “JR” Rath are organizing statewide meet ups to provide this opportunity since our annual in-person conference won’t happen until March 23&24, next Spring.  On August 20th, join us on the Albany County Rail Trail bike ride using non fossil fuel human power starting at the City of Albany Corning Preserve. (Approximately 20 miles round trip) Pedal into the past for nine miles along the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville. The entire length of the rail trail is fully paved and open for public use during daylight hours. Contact j.coons359@gmail.com to confirm you are going on any of the trips, to help with any of the trips or with any questions.  Click here for more details.

 

2022 03 23 & 24 – The In-Person ConferenceElectrify with Heat Pumps NY-GEO 2022Marriott Hotel – Wolf Road Albany – Click for information on the conference agenda.


JOBS !

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.

 

HEET Seeks Environmental justice Outreach Director - HEET is the Boston area Home Energy Efficiency Team, which is doing great work on gas leaks and engaging utilities to transition to district geothermal systems .”HEET is looking for an Environmental Justice Outreach Director to work in our EJ Air program. The position is still open, so please pass the link along to anyone you may think is interested or appropriate.”  From the job listing - “HEET is a nimble nonprofit seeking solutions to climate change through research, education, and collective action. Our mission is to cut carbon emissions now by driving systems change. Our current programs all have a goal of transitioning our region froHEEm natural gas and other fossil fuels to renewable energy, while maintaining our values of integrity, innovation, and compassion… We are looking for a compassionate person with multiple interests and abilities, who will work initially to coordinate outreach and operations for an exciting new environmental justice program, EJAir. This two-year program in three Boston communities—Dorchester, Roxbury, and Charlestown-East Boston—will help people reduce their energy bills and emissions while improving air quality and health.” 

Empower Kingston - Spring Green Jobs Internship launches May 23rd!  -  This 4-month program rotates Interns through different hands-on green building trades guided by local contractor partners. These training areas include: weatherization, solar panel installation, electric work, HVAC, and conducting building energy audits. Interns are paid $15/hour for 24 hours of on-site training + 3 hours of online education per week.  Citizens for Local Power (CLP) is committed to building a diversified green jobs workforce and encourages all candidates 18+ to apply. Resources for Spanish-speaking assistance are available, and transportation aid is available upon request.  Apply here!  For any additional questions, reply to this email or call Coordinator Jessica Clegg at (215) 292-9198.

 

NY Renews is looking for a Policy and Storytelling Fellow! Come work with the Policy Committee and the Storytelling Project to amplify the work coalition members are doing throughout the state! Please spread the word widely and encourage folks to apply today.   The Policy and Popular Education Fellow will work to support the campaign for the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) and the implementation of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) through developing case studies and pop-ed materials to uplift coalition member projects across the state as solutions to be scaled for a Just Transition.  The position will be remote…This fellowship pays $20/hr and requires 500 hours of work to be completed between May, 2021 and October, 2021. Fellow will work an average of 20 hours/week, with some critical campaign weeks requiring more work and some slower weeks requiring less. 

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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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ETM Solar Works – Endicott, NY, seeks an office manager, as their current office manager will be going to graduate school.  This very organized, motivated person will:

  • answer the phone,
  • communicate with customers and code officials
  • do solar paperwork (permits, grant applications and utility interconnection forms)
  • and do light marketing.

Experience with navigating paperwork processes is desired. Project management experience or experience dealing with bureaucracies would be very helpful.  Hours: 30 to 40 hours per week.  Wage: starting at $18/hour. Education: HS diploma or GED required. Associates degree or higher preferred.  Benefits: ETM offers health benefits, an employee pension plan, and paid time off .  Travel: This is mainly office work with the occasional visit to a Town permit office.  If you want to help ETM bring Solar Power to the People, please send your resume to info@etmsolar.com

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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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The Building Decarbonization Coalition Seeks a NY Director – Full time position – “In this newly created position, the New York Director supports the Coalition’s vision and serves as one of the organization’s state-based directors. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with a small and rapidly growing team, the New York Director plays a critical role in the evolution of the Coalition from its start-up stage to a more mature organization that can deliver powerfully on its long-term vision. Specifically, the New York Director is responsible for creating and implementing local- and state-level strategy, providing research, policy analysis and technical assistance to Coalition members and partners and facilitating market development in alignment with the Coalition’s vision, mission and values.”  More information here.

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Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability Seeks Two (2) Senior Planners - The Department of Planning and Sustainability currently has an opportunity to add two new Senior Planners to our team. While our staff of eight professional planners work collaboratively across disciplines on planning as well as policy and program development and implementation, one of the Senior Planner positions will primarily focus on sustainability, energy and climate change, and the other will focus on affordable housing and community development.  Deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  Links to recruitment information can be found on our Home Page (http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/planning), under Department of Planning and Sustainability News, and application information can be directly accessed at (https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies).

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 CESA Project Manager - The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) seeks a Project Manager to work primarily on two projects—the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative and the Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project. The 100% Clean Energy Collaborative assists states with 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis that addresses program challenges and opportunities. The Scaling Up Solar project seeks to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities.

 CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country. CESA is managed and staffed by Clean Energy Group (CEG). For more information, see www.cesa.org.


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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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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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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