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

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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 Innovations

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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 Technologies

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Sarah Hill

Director, Low-Income Programs

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Nick Young

Associate Director, Projects

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Adrian Peña

Energy & Environmental Engineer

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Alexis Garcia

Energy Auditor

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Amrit Kaur

Green Building Analyst

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Aubrey Dority

Associate, Energy Engineering

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Cesnisha Carver

Scheduling Coordinator

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David Garti

Associate, Projects

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Diane Gonzalez

Training Coordinator

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Dominic Danquah

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Edward Ntalo

Program Manager & Energy Auditor

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El Hadji Niang

Energy Efficiency Engineer

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Erin Kelly

Coordinator, Operations & Programs

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Gahl Sorkin

Architect / Project Manager

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G.G. Merkel

Associate, Projects

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Jack Aitchison

Senior Associate, Energy Engineering

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John Ahrens

Program Manager

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Juana Marte

Account Manager

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Kyle Siden

Coordinator, Data Analysis

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Luca Costa

Associate, Projects

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Madhuri Jannumahanthi

Energy Engineer & Green Building Analyst

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Manveen Koticha

Senior Salesforce Specialist

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Matt Dean

Senior Trainer

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Maya Gantley

Manager, Projects

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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

Senior Associate, Projects

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Natalie Meola

Salesforce Administrator

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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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Sebastian Cohn

Manager, Projects

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Shay Reza

Associate, Projects

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Sheetal Chitnis

Manager, Programs

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Staci Givens

Associate, Projects & Programs

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Stephen Gribble

Manager, Projects

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Tab Harrison

Manager, Data Analysis

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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.

Accounting Specialist

California

AEA West is seeking a highly organized and self-driven Accounting Specialist to join our tight-knit, talented team of “Energy Geeks”. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day general tracking and processing of billing and expenses for the AEA West office. This position provides finance support to the Director and Program Managers regarding specific project information and general tracking procedures; researches issues regarding specific transactions; and updates related files and tracking reports for budgetary purposes.

Consulting or Adjunct Curriculum Development and Training 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

Program Manager

California

AEA West is seeking an Energy Efficiency Program 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 strength in data analytics.

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.

Energy Data Analyst

California

The Energy Data Analyst engages in federal, state and local government and utility funded research and demonstration projects and engages in building and building system monitoring, measurement and verification, data analysis and visualization, energy modeling and report production as needed to complete a range of research project types. They are expected to be a self-starter, an independent problem solver, and a strong team-player. Responsibilities: The Energy Data Analyst may be responsible for: • Instituting the use of and/or developing appropriate software tools for data collection and cleaning • Manage energy performance analysis including data collection from various software tools and validating performance • Analyzing and creating visualizations of large data sets for both trending and energy savings calculations purposes • Developing measurement and verification (M&V) plans • Selecting and costing M&V equipment packages • Configuring, testing, and deploying monitoring and data collection equipment in the field • Coordinating with other organizations as a member of research teams to define and implement M&V • Performing energy modeling and building simulations • Working with building owners, architects, and other decision makers to successfully manage advanced technology demonstration projects • Working with plumbing, mechanical and electrical contractors on site during construction projects to implement M&V installations

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

Energy Analyst

California

AEA West is seeking Energy Analysts/Energy Engineers to join our tight-knit, talented team of “Energy Geeks”. The candidate should have experience performing energy audits, energy modeling, and assisting property owners through complex retrofit projects. If you are passionate about energy conservation and renewable energy, you love buildings, and you’re seeking to learn from an experienced organization in a hands-on environment, this is the place for you.

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