Events & Career Opportunities:
2020 09 21 – Carbon Pricing Webinar – 5:00 PM - In honor of Zero Emissions Day (September 21, 2020), Carbon Free NY––a network of environmental groups, energy providers, labor unions and clean energy advocates––will be co-hosting a virtual town hall event with City & State NY magazine, to facilitate a discussion on how carbon pricing can help New York achieve its clean energy and public health policy goals. With prominent environmental advocates, academics, energy experts and labor leaders participating as featured speakers, the interactive forum will give New Yorkers the opportunity to hear from experts and participate in a robust debate, with a Q&A session, about how carbon pricing can help New York meet the ambitious clean energy goals it set forth in the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Learn more about the CFNY's mission and principles here
2020 09 22 – Introduction to the NYS Technical Resource Manual – 10 AM to Noon - from the Joint Utilities - A general overview detailing the background of the TRM, work process, and the parties involved. The agenda includes: • TRM Overview and Management Plan• The Management Committee• How to Submit Measures, etc. Register here.
2020 09 22 - Position yourself and your company as a leader in the growing heat pump industry with quality training. Tuesday 9/22 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET or Tuesday 9/29 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA) is partnering with HeatSmart Westchester and Orange to provide specialized training from Steven Winter Associates to help contractors deliver high-performance heat pump installations to their heating and cooling customers. These courses are eligible for continuing education credits from the Building Performance Institute. Space is limited. Register here for a free spot for one or both courses with coupon code K6T6CGHQ.
2020 09 23 – 6:00 PM - Heat Smart Mohawk Valley Kick-Off Webinar - Congressman Paul Tonko (NY20) is the headline speaker. .Also speaking will be Donovan Gordon, Director of Clean Heating and Cooling at the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Bennett Sandler, Campaign Director for Heat Smart Mohawk Valley. Expect to hear about: **Federal perspective on clean energy jobs and economy **State programs to promote clean heating and cooling **Regional resources for building owners to save money, add comfort and make buildings safer for occupants
Click here to sign up for the webinar!
2020 09 23 - Webinar: Regulatory Solutions for Building Decarbonization – 1:00 PM ET – from the Rocky Mountain Institute. Please join us for a live webinar to learn more about the critical role utility regulators can play in cutting emissions from the buildings sector and ushering in a new era of clean, affordable, sustainable homes and offices. You’ll hear from RMI’s Mike Henchen and Sherri Billimoria, co-authors of a new report that lays out a comprehensive vision for regulatory reform focused on 10 key change strategies. They’ll be joined by Jessica Azulay, executive director for the Alliance for a Green Economy, who will share her experience working on electrification and gas issues in various regulatory proceedings in New York State. Register here.
2020 09 28 – IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Design (CGD) course – The program manual for the NY Utilities’ Clean Heating heat pump rebate program currently requires geothermal system designers for installations larger than 300,000 Btu’s per hour to have an active CGD certificate or to be a licensed Architect or Engineer. Instructor Ed Lohrenz is offering the IGSHPA CGD course on-line on the dates below. Learn how projects can become more feasible to build, more efficient to operate.
Sep 28 - Nov 30, 2020: Mon evenings for 10 weeks - approximately 75-90 minutes – evenings. Recorded sessions will be available to watch at your convenience. For full information and to register:
2020 09 28 - Conducting Heat Loss Calculations - Monday, September 28 or Tuesday October 13th – 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET - Understanding the principle of heat loss calculation is essential, for an HVAC contractor to properly adopt Manual J modeling software. This course is manufacturer-neutral and does not require the use or any particular third-party Manual J modeling tool. Attendees will work through one problem set using the case provided by the instructor. Register here with the coupon code K6T6CGHQ.
2020 09 29 - New York Technical Resources Manual (TRM): Technology & Innovation,” from 10am-12:00pm, will highlight the TRM’s latest updates and the integration of emerging technology. The agenda includes: • Highlights of TRM Version 8 • Heat Pump Integration into TRM• Emerging Technology & Innovative Measures• Q&A. Those wishing to attend can register here.
2020 09 28-30 - IGSHPA Accredited Installer course. The three-day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts. Instructors are Garen Ewbank and Cary Smith. Cost: $595 (PSEG supported). Sign- up online here or give a call to Zachary Licht at (934) 420-5720 with RESC at Farmingdale State College.
2020 10 1-2 IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Inspector course. The two-day comprehensive Inspector Workshops are designed for Code Enforcing Inspectors for city, and state governments and rebate/incentive directors. The Inspector’s course would benefit installers, developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of how to inspect this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshop can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts. Instructors are Garen Ewbank and Cary Smith. Cost: $595 (PSEG supported). Sign- up online here or give a call to Zachary Licht at (934) 420-5720 with RESC at Farmingdale State College.
2020 10 06 – 2:00-3:00 PM Building Your Workforce for the Clean Energy Economy – From the NY Business Council - This webinar will highlight a variety of NYSERDA workforce development programs designed to serve as catalysts for labor market transformation, robust economic development, and accelerated job growth. During the event, case studies provided by Steven Winter Associates will also provide real-life examples of how one organization accessed funding through these programs to address existing workforce skills gaps and to support the development of a talent pipeline that’s ready to meet New York State’s energy goals. Register here.
2020 10 14 Discovering Clean Energy Careers Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 1–2 p.m. E.T. The transition to a clean energy economy is changing the way we do our jobs – and creating new ones. Meet people in a variety of careers who are making our buildings and communities more efficient and sustainable. Learn what their jobs are really like and what education and experiences helped them land their roles. 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 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 2021 – Marriott Hotel – Wolf Road Albany – Click for information on the evolving conference agenda.
RECORDED WEBINARS OF ONGOING INTEREST:
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” firstname.lastname@example.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 Infrastructure. View speaker slides here and answered questions here. You 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:
- Monday Aug 3 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1878569900821455119
- Wednesday Aug 5 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1380588990017978636
- Friday Aug 7 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2792278357242975503
- Monday Aug 10 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5305534339498320144
- Weds Aug 12 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2241915613047047174
- Friday Aug 14 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6470949594820054795
National Grid’s Take on Beneficial Electrification – 3:37 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)
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 Leader – From the podcast webpage “In 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 website. The 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.
Sustainable Westchester (SW), is currently seeking an Executive Director as well as a Project Manager of Commercial Clean Heating and Cooling.
The Executive Director position is a great opportunity for a seasoned and successful sustainability champion to provide the leadership & vision necessary to build upon the successes of SW & guide the organization as well as its members towards a more sustainable future. The ideal candidate should be an inspiring & results-driven leader with expertise in sustainability and/or renewable energy. The ED will work closely with diverse stakeholders to develop and maintain collaborations for programming, funding, and advocacy.
SW brings socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable solutions that create healthy, resilient, and sustainable communities. The organization’s membership rapidly expanded to include the membership of all but one municipality in Westchester County and now serves more than 900,000 residents.
For more information on the Executive Director opening and a full position description including key responsibilities and the ideal candidate’s qualifications, please see https://bit.ly/2EMlJJX. Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter addressing the position’s key responsibilities and qualifications to email@example.com. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and early applications are encouraged.
For more information on the Project Manager of Commercial Clean Heating and Cooling opening and a full position description, please see https://indeedhi.re/3kVcqb6 or the attached PDF. Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter to HR@sustainablewestchester.org.
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.
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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