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Pittsburgh & Philadelphia: Innovations across Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 24
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Salon L (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

The state of Pennsylvania has been making great achievements in its energy efficiency goals, growing clean energy jobs at an impressive rate. The state- and in particular the cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia- have high energy burdens and older housing stock that pose unique problems and hurdles, but also make energy efficiency work all the more important. In this session you’ll learn of the innovative approaches being undertaken in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to reduce energy use in homes, decrease costs, and improve occupant health. Learn about the partnerships between medical science, health, and building science in the two cities and how using technology in Philadelphia is increasing customer engagement and relieving administrative costs. Hear how our conference host state is innovating-- and winning (and not just in professional sports!).

Matt Elliott

Executive Director
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance

Matt has spent over a decade working to advance state-level clean energy policies. As KEEA’s Executive Director, Matt is directly responsible for the organization’s operations, staffing, membership, funding, as well as, supporting KEEA’s policy goals. Matt also leads KEEA’s sister organization, the KEEA Energy Education Fund (KEEF), with the mission to increase the energy efficiency of Pennsylvania’s buildings through advocacy, education, and training. Matt is KEEA’s former Policy Director before his promotion to the Executive Director position in June of 2016.
Before his time at KEEA, Matt was working to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in New Jersey.

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Steve Luxton

Executive Director
Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA)

Steve Luxton is the Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency
Steve has been in the energy efficiency industry for over 20 years. He originally hails from Canada, where rumor has it, cold weather was first created.
He has worked in numerous energy efficiency programs as a program manager, Technical Director and currently as Executive Director at ECA in Philadelphia. He also co-developed a national energy audit software program as well as serving as a National Training Director.
Additionally Steve has co-authored a residential energy efficiency manual, “Empowering Energy Savings Nationwide” and appeared on both CBS Early Show and ABC’s Good Morning America as an “energy expert”, providing information on how homeowners can save energy in their homes.
Steve firmly believes that the energy efficiency is our nation’s largest resource.

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Tom McAteer

Program Manager
CMC Energy

Tom McAteer is a Program Manager with CMC Energy. He helps lead a team of over 40 individuals delivering $14M of services through 15,000 audits per year for two utility contracts. He is a PA State Certified Energy Auditor, Building Performance Institute BA, ENV, MF, QCI certified, holds a Masters in Education, is a Doctoral Student and the primary energy educator for CMC Energy in PA. CMC has offices in PA, NJ, CT, MA, and MD.

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Jeaneen Zappa

Executive Director
Conservation Consultants Inc.

Jeaneen Zappa leads the Pittsburgh, PA- based non-profit, Conservation Consultants Inc., which focuses on residential energy efficiency and home performance, especially for low-income households. With more than 20 years of professional experience spanning the for-profit, public, and not-for-profit sectors, Zappa’s background and expertise ranges from strategic planning to partnership and development to program management and marketing. Zappa serves on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Land Trust and Pittsburgh Green Innovators. Previously, she served as Sustainability Manager for Allegheny County, Deputy Director of Green Building Alliance, Director of Strategic Marketing for Descartes Systems Group and Marketing Manager for Vocollect's software.

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