Our Mission

We make energy efficiency affordable

The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. is dedicated to achieving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings in order to foster and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities, especially those of low-income.  AEA representatives engage in a broad range of educational, technical and construction management activities and services to promote this mission and develop the industry that advances and sustains it.

New York

Beginning in the early 1990s, AEA has provided training, program design, and implementation services for Weatherization, utility and NYSERDA-funded energy-efficiency programs – including serving as both a technical services provider and direct services subgrantee for the Weatherization Assistance Program in New York State. AEA specializes in delivering energy efficiency to multifamily properties, including affordable housing.

California

AEA opened its West Coast office in 2010 and has since helped lead the charge towards a clean, efficient, and equitable zero net carbon multifamily building stock in California. We are deeply committed to addressing the challenges of climate change by delivering the benefits of energy efficiency and solar to the communities that are most susceptible to climate impacts and have the fewest resources available to them to protect themselves from the consequences.

Our Team

Everyone
New York
California

David Hepinstall

Executive Director

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Peter Hoyle

Chief Operating Officer

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Nasser Ghaleb

Chief Financial Officer

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Andy Brooks

Senior Director, AEA West

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Nick Dirr

Senior Director, Programs

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Amy Beresford

Director, Human Resources

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Amy Dryden

Director, Strategic Innovation

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Betta Broad

Director, Advocacy & Organizing

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Francis Rodriguez

Director, Weatherization

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Gina Buffone

Director, New Construction

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John Neal

Director, Technical Services

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Nate Price

Director, Online Learning and Web Properties

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Pedro Barry

Director, Outreach and Community Affairs

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Sarah Hill

Director, Low-Income Programs

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Tania Hidalgo

Director, Marketing Communications

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Nick Young

Associate Director, Projects

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Adrian Peña

Energy & Environmental Engineer

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Aidan Llora

Associate, Projects

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Alec Alvarez

Associate, Projects

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Alexis Garcia

Energy Auditor

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Amrit Kaur

Green Building Analyst

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Ari Usher

Senior Associate, Projects

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Ashley Davis

Associate, Projects

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Diane Gonzalez

Training Coordinator

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Cesnisha Carver

Scheduling Coordinator

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Costanza Gonzalo

Associate, Programs

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David Segan

Senior Associate, Programs

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Dennis Palko

Manager, Enterprise Applications

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Dominic Danquah

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Edward Ntalo

Program Manager & Energy Auditor

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Elaine Wu

Coordinator, Data Analysis

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El Hadji Niang

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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G.G. Merkel

Senior Associate, R&D Projects

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Heather Rosa

Manager, Programs

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Helen Wong

Coordinator, Programs

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Jack Aitchison

Manager, Energy Engineering

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Jake Tisinger

Senior Manager, Programs

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John Ahrens

Program Manager

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Juana Marte

Senior Energy Advisor

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Kyle Siden

Associate, Data Analysis

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Luca Costa

Senior Associate, Projects

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Madhuri Jannumahanthi

Energy Engineer & Green Building Analyst

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Matt Dean

Senior Trainer

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Md A Mamun

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Megan Ching

Senior Manager, Programs

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Meghan Duff

Manager, R&D Projects

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Molly O'Brian

Coordinator, Projects

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Natalie Meola

Salesforce Administrator

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Nick Rivers

Senior Associate, Accounting

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Priya Cortes

Associate, Programs

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Ramon Casado

Assistant Program Manager

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Reynel Romain

Utility Program Outreach Coordinator

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Scott O’Shea

Associate, R&D Engineering

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Sebastian Cohn

Manager, Projects

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Shay Reza

Associate, Projects

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Sheetal Chitnis

Senior Manager, Programs

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Staci Givens

Associate, Programs

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Tesha Bell

Senior Associate, HR

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Yajun Li

Data Management Associate

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Board Leadership

The following AEA board members serve on its Executive Committee:

Joe G. Barden

President

Gary Brown

Board Member

Dan Rieber

Board Member

Careers

A dedicated and talented team of energy auditors, project managers, researchers, engineers and policy advisors who share a passion for building and the environment.

Program Associate - Emeryville

California

The Program Associate will assist one or more of AEA’s Program Managers in overseeing the day-today management and process flow of programs directed at providing energy efficiency and building decarbonization services for multifamily buildings. The Program Associate will work collaboratively with AEA’s Program Managers and will assist in overseeing the work of the Project Associates, who conduct energy audits of multifamily buildings, provide engineering analysis at the project level, design and manage retrofit projects, perform green building assessments, and conduct technology and market assessments. The Program Associate engages in project scheduling, data analysis, report production, special program projects/ pilots, and database management as needed to complete to deliver high impact energy efficiency and building decarbonization programs. He or she is expected to be a self starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong tea

Project Associate - So California

California

Project Associate will assist senior staff in conducting audits of multifamily and commercial buildings, providing analysis at both the project and program levels, designing and managing retrofit projects, performing green building assessments, and conducting a variety of technology and market assessments. Candidates will engage in data collection, building diagnostics, research, data analysis, job costing and construction feasibility, energy modeling, and report production as needed to complete a range of project types. They are expected to be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player.

Project Associate - Central Coast

California

Project Associate will assist senior staff in conducting audits of multifamily and commercial buildings, providing analysis at both the project and program levels, designing and managing retrofit projects, performing green building assessments, and conducting a variety of technology and market assessments. Candidates will engage in data collection, building diagnostics, research, data analysis, job costing and construction feasibility, energy modeling, and report production as needed to complete a range of project types. They are expected to be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player.

Project Associate - Bay Area

California

Project Associate will assist senior staff in conducting audits of multifamily and commercial buildings, providing analysis at both the project and program levels, designing and managing retrofit projects, performing green building assessments, and conducting a variety of technology and market assessments. Candidates will engage in data collection, building diagnostics, research, data analysis, job costing and construction feasibility, energy modeling, and report production as needed to complete a range of project types. They are expected to be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player.

Program Manager - Southern California

California

The Program Manager will oversee the day-today management and process flow of programs directed at providing energy efficiency and building decarbonization services to multifamily buildings. The Program Manager will also be expected to perform contract management responsibilities associated with these programs, interfacing with both the client and any subcontractors. He or she will oversee the work of the Project Managers and Associates, who conduct energy audits of multifamily buildings, provide engineering analysis at the project level, design and manage retrofit projects, perform green building assessments, and conduct technology and market assessments. The Program Manager engages in program design, project scheduling, data analysis, report production, and database management as needed to complete to deliver high impact energy efficiency and building decarbonization programs. He or she is expected to be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player.

Operations Manager - Emeryville

California

AEA West is seeking an operations manager to join our tight-knit, talented team of “Energy Geeks”. The candidate must be passionate about energy efficiency and green building, highly organized, and have strong communication skills. They will work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership team of AEA’s West Coast office to make important policy and strategic decisions and lead the coordination and implementation of operational policies and procedures. They will also assist our Human Resources department with recruiting, when necessary, and help promote a company culture that encourages morale and performance. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in operations management (or a related field) and have prior experience in a management or leadership position. A deep understanding of financial management is also a plus.

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

New York

Are you a experienced in communications, marketing and advocacy? Then this may be the role for you! AEA is looking for someone to conduct online content creation for AEA as well as engagement and organizing with community-based organizations and clean energy advocates.

Accountant

New York

AEA is seeking an experienced and dedicated Accountant to join our small but mighty Fiscal team. You will be responsible for general accounting duties, including A/P and A/R, journal entries and bank reconciliations.

Proposal Manager

New York

AEA is seeking an experienced professional to manage the preparation and production of responses to RFPs, RFQs and other opportunities. We are looking for someone who can communicate our mission, capabilities and leadership to a wide variety of potential funders and customers in real estate, nonprofits, government agencies, and utilities. Your collaborative approach and experience working in engineering, construction, building energy efficiency – or in a training setting related to these fields – will assist you in developing written proposals and statements of qualifications in response to complex requirements and to communicate to prospective clients the value that our unique nonprofit organization can bring to their projects and programs.

Training and Curriculum Development Professionals

New York

AEA is seeking applications from one or more subject matter experts qualified to train and develop or update curriculum materials for its certification, certificate, and continuing education courses for adult learners on a variety of technical topics related to energy efficiency in buildings

Senior Energy Engineer

New York

AEA is seeking a Senior Energy Engineer to join our diverse, talented team of energy professionals. The Senior Energy Engineer will provide a wide range of energy technical services to AEA customers for both new and existing buildings.

Field Technician I

New York

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Daily work as member of installation crew in designated buildings throughout the five boroughs of NYC • Tracking of installations and documentation of work completed • Keeping track of used and unused inventory for each day of work • Learn program policy and procedures for health and safety compliance • Learn to develop and foster customer relationships • Use of tools and field materials (power drill, pliers, screwdriver, wrench, etc.) • Assess existing lighting system for retrofit and replacement applications • Conduct basic survey of tenant apartment or common areas in buildings • Completion of log sheets for in-unit tracking • Participate in in-house trainings as needed

Affiliations and Industry Partners

AEA partners with leaders in the industry to provide a holistic and community based approach to further decarbonization nationwide.

AEA Network of Downstate New York Weatherization Direct Service Providers