Topics: Home Energy Labeling; Efficiency
Organizer: CT Green Building Council and CTEN
The CT Green Building Council and the CT Energy Network cosponsored this discussion of how energy transparency can help CT residents make more informed decisions about where to live and encourage energy efficiency. Selected communities that have implemented energy labeling programs are showcased along with a discussion of what can be done in Connecticut and in your local community.
• Craig Foley – Team Co-Founder, REthink39 Group at LAER Realty Partners: Craig Foley is a leading national voice on sustainability in the real estate industry. Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions and subject matter expertise on greening the MLS and high-performance home valuation and marketing and the impact of climate change on the real estate industry.
• Melissa Kops, AIA, LFA, LEED – Architect, City of New Haven: Melissa leads the advocacy efforts of the CT Green Building Council and their Build Better CT Policy Platform, and has served on multiple state and local sustainability working groups. She was awarded Judy Swann Green Advocate by the CT Green Building Council in 2018, and was named a Living Future Hero by the International Living Future Institute in 2020.
• Chase Macpherson, Community Decarbonization Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships: Chase leads NEEP’s Community Residential Energy Labeling Cohort, offering local governments one-on-one technical assistance.
• Anthony Roy, Managing Director of Earth Advantage: Anthony has direct experience developing mandatory energy labeling programs in Portland, OR and beyond. Prior to joining Earth Advantage, he held senior level positions at energy and sustainability consulting firms in Portland, New York City, and Seattle. Anthony began his career managing sustainability programs at the City of Portland.