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New COEJL Webinar on Funding and Creating an Energy Efficiency Project

Join COEJL for the third in our series of webinars for Sustainability Liaisons. These briefings will enable your organization to take concrete actions toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions 14% by 2014. Get the practical information that you need to fulfill the commitment your organization made in signing the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign Declaration. Our panelists have implemented energy efficiency projects of all sizes, from insulating pipes for a quick payback to building a brand new facility. What happens once you identify actions you can take to reduce energy use? How do you choose which actions to take? How do you select a contractor? How do you apply for incentives? What arguments will convince your stakeholders to go forward? Click here to view the complete webinar https://vimeo.com/42203443 You will learn from colleagues how they have: • Procured an energy audit and used the results to apply for funding and implement facility upgrades • Implemented a variety of energy efficiency improvements including improved insulation, occupancy sensors, lighting retrofits, peak load reduction programs, new HVAC systems, fuel switching and solar hot water heating • Accessed government and utility incentive programs to implement energy efficiency measures • Convinced donors that up front costs for energy efficiency and other green improvements are worth the investment Read a summary of the webinar http://coejl.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/funding-and-creating-energy-project.pdf Presenters: Wendy Seligson is currently the Associate Executive Director of the 14th Street Y and in that role oversees facility capital projects and operations. She recently served as the Fellow under the Jewish Greening Fellowship program and with the support of JGF formed a green team, carried out a comprehensive energy audit and has led the staff in implementing greening initiatives in facility and program areas. A graduate of New York School of Law and Duke University, when practiced as a lawyer before entering the nonprofit sector as a management executive. Prior to the 14th Street Y, Wendy was the VP of Administration for the Fortune Society working with former prisoners . Rabbi Greg Steinberger holds a master’s degree in social work from the Sol Drachler Program in Jewish Communal Leadership at the University of Michigan. He has worked for the UW Hillel since 1999. Prior to coming to the UW Greg worked at the Ohio State University Hillel. Greg received the 2002 Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award for his work to transform the UW Hillel Foundation into one of national recognition and excellence. The Barbara Hochberg Center, Hillel’s new home, built under his leadership, is a 40,000 facility that meets the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Silver” certification. The new facility is in step with UW-Hillel’s longtime commitment to social justice and environmental stewardship. Greg, and his board of directors, believe that it is UW-Hillel’s duty, and to its long-term financial advantage, to adhere to government measured standards of sustainable and responsible development. Mike Winkler heads the Yeshiva University Office of Energy Management and Sustainability, a division of Procurement Services. During his 15 years of experience he has worked as an Environmental Engineer, Energy Engineer, and as an Energy Manager. He is Certified as and Energy Manager, Energy Procurement Professional, Building Energy Simulation Analyst by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and is a LEED Accredited Professional, a designation given by the U.S. Green Building Counsel (USGBC) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Mr. Winkler is also a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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