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*Indicates a New Listing or Updated Information2021 08 06 - Youth Call for Legislative Action – 1:30-3:00 PM - New York Youth Climate Leaders have called a rally for August 6th in Albany to demand that the NYS legislature take action on climate change and the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) divest from fossil fuels. “This year, the legislature passed ZERO ambitious climate bills. Legislative leadership hides behind the CLCPA, claiming that they cannot pass additional climate legislation until the Climate Action Council releases its recommendations. These excuses are merely delay tactics, and they threaten the livelihoods of our generation and future generations. Please join us as we demand that they take swift action next year.” The Youth Leaders urge registration for the rally here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 12 – 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 Joint Management Committee (JMC) 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. The JMC request that 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. Meeting link not yet available.
2021 08 13 – Targeted Geographical Electrification – 2:00 – 3:00 ET - Webinar on a new report from the Building Decarbonization Coalition and Common Spark Consulting - The Flipside Report: A White Paper on Targeted Geographic Electrification in California’s Gas Transition! See the Webinar Invitation here as well as a summary Blog Post.
2021 08 15 - Showcase your ground source heat pump projects large and small. NY-GEO Policy Advisory Board member Joanne Coons offers to help you include your geothermal project in a local tour as part of the National Solar Tour. Coons calls it “An excellent opportunity to educate and raise awareness of clean heating and cooling using the natural heat from the ground. Contact ASES email@example.com, or I will be glad to answer questions. We’ve participated since 2002 - J.firstname.lastname@example.org. 2021 National Solar Tour forms are now open! Sign up for your local Solar Tour today! Deadline to sign up is August 15th.
*2021 08 18 – IGSHPA August Town Hall – 11:30 Eastern time…”Roundtable discussion with a range of residential industry contractors. Our panel will be sharing the successes and challenges that they have experienced while selling geothermal in the residential market.” To register for the Town Hall go here.
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 email@example.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 09 04 - NY-GEO Summer Networking Trip: solar powered boat ride and lighthouse tour in Kingston – 4:15 PM – This the rain date of the rescheduled trip from 7/9 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Tuesdays in September - Geothermal Design Track Sessions - Noon-1:00 PM - NY-GEO Electrify with Heat Pumps Series
2021 09 07 - Grounded in Reality: Better Ground Source Heat Pump Design - Noon –1 PM
There are many good design resources available today for the diligent design engineer. Even with these resources engineers are reluctant to tackle the ground loop design portion of a ground-source heat pump system. During this session a step-by-step approach to developing a good ground-source heat pump system design will be provided with references for further study and examples to learn from. By going through a methodical and repeatable approach to ground-source heat pump system design it is hoped that design engineers will build confidence in providing both the “inside” and “outside” designs for their projects through understanding the relationship to each other and to the overall system performance.
Presenter: Lisa Meline P.E. / Meline Engineering Register here.
2021 09 14 - Navigating Codes, Standards & Practical Experience in GSHP Design - Noon –1 PM
Even though early ground-source heat pump systems were introduced in the USA over 80 years ago, building standards and codes have not adequately addressed this technology, providing necessary guidance to designers, installers, and the permitting authorities…until recently. An overview of the current ‘state of the industry’ will be presented with commentary about where improvements are still needed.
Presenter: Lisa Meline P.E. / Meline Engineering Register here.
2021 09 21 - Burying Mistakes: When a GSHP Designer Trusts but Does Not Verify - Noon –1 PM
Over the past twenty years, engineered designs have in some situations become a commodity - a necessary evil to obtaining a building permit. It is more important now than ever before that engineers engage in their projects from conceptualization to commissioning to ensure that the intent of their designs are fulfilled and operating as planned. The receipt of a building permit is not the end of the project and the engineer’s involvement. It’s the beginning of construction and a time when it is equally important for an engineer to oversee the process through participation in construction meetings, submittal reviews, site inspections, and system start-up. The risk of delegating this responsibility to others has many implications including the possibility for litigation.
Presenter: Lisa Meline P.E. / Meline Engineering Register here.
Fall 2021 – Clean Heating/Cooling Certificate Program - 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 email@example.com
2021 12 14-16 - Ground Water Week Conference At this NGWA (National Ground Water Association) conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association), will be hosting and featuring its own keynote address, multiple in-class trainings, workshop tracks (residential, commercial & drilling), vendor exhibit and hospitality opportunities. “With this being our first time back together since Orlando, it sets the stage to be a great homecoming celebration… We will be able to spend time with the drilling professionals of our industry plus get re-acquainted with your industry friends and colleagues… To register for the event, visit IGSHPA's conference registration page here.” Exhibitor registration page is here.
2022 03 23 &24 – NY-GEO 2022 In-Person Conference / Electrify with Heat Pumps SAVE THE DATES, Marriott Hotel – 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York. We will provide updates as we 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.
* Building Performance Contractor Association (BPCA) Executive Director – “The BPCA of New York is looking to hire a full-time executive director. The BPCA specializes in Home Performance contracting as well as Clean Energy Heat Pumps. The executive director will work closely with our Board of Directors to lead this group to bring these efforts to scale in NYS. Any interested candidates should contact our president Hal Smith directly. He can be reached at Hal@halcoenergy.com or 585 509 3384.”
* 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ithaca Sustainability Specialist - The City of Ithaca is accepting applications for Sustainability Specialist, a temporary contract position that will help implement the City's Green New Deal. Applications are due July 28.
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.”
Department of Energy General Engineer - DOE/EERE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is pleased to announce our intent to fill a position (General Engineer, GS-801-13) in our Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) in Washington D.C. If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in this key position at the GS-13 level performing duties described above, you should send (or have them send) a resume to BTO at Buildings@ee.doe.gov. Remember to include the title of this email (We’re hiring: Vacancy Announcement for General Engineer in Building Technologies Office’s Building Energy Codes Program) into the reply email. For the best opportunity for engagement during this recruitment phase, please send resumes and a cover note by July 19, 2021.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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:
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.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 585.519.5450 - 2490 Junction Pl #200, Boulder CO 80301.
*****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).
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.
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
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
*****Ongoing – NYSERDA 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:
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