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Pros: High quality, supportive culture. Staff are super smart and dynamic. More rigorous and fast paced than most nonprofits. More like a startup. Excellent benefits and prof dev support during my time there, esp for small nonprofit.

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  • GREEN BUILDING PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES

    Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division is excited to announce our partnership with the Pepco Edison Place Gallery to bring you the latest Green Building Professional Seminar Series! Seminars will be hosted monthly, from March - October 2019 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Seminars are free to attend. More details about the timeline of events can be found below. A certificate of completion will be provided for self-reporting continued education credits. 

    JUNE SEMINAR: Everything Under the Sun; Developments in District Solar Seminar

    Please join us on June 25th for an exciting conversation on a broad array of solar topics. Our presentations will range from common rooftop design issues such as storm water, green area ratio, and setback to available community solar programs for citizens in the District. The discussion will also include how all these initiatives impact our local grid. Please note that this month’s seminar will be held on the last Tuesday of the month rather than our normal Wednesday schedule.

    PRESENTERS

    Michelle Moore | CEO, Groundswell

    Michelle Moore is CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power by connecting clean energy with economic development, affordability, and quality of life. A social entrepreneur and former White House official with roots in rural Georgia, Michelle is a relentless agent for change. Her accomplishments range from delivering programs as the Obama Administration’s Chief Sustainability Officer that cut energy use by $11 billion and led to the deployment of 3.2 Gigawatts of new renewable energy production; to developing LEED into a globally recognized brand as Senior Vice President of USGBC. Michelle currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the American Flood Coalition and on the Board of Directors for THI Studio. Michelle’s work is rooted in her faith, and the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

    Pranay Kohli | Energy Consultant, amidus

    Pranay Kohli is an internationally experienced energy sector consultant who has advised Fortune 100 corporations, as well as the governments of US, Germany, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, India and the European Commission on energy issues. Pranay has held prior positions at Ernst & Young Management Consulting and IBM Global Services. His assignments include stints with The World Bank, IMF, Nixon Peabody, National Housing Trust, and Groundswell. Pranay has served on the Boards of several organizations including the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industry Association (MDV-SEIA), and New Partners Community Solar. Pranay has master’s degrees in Physics & Energy Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT), India; served as a Guest Scientist at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and has taken business administration coursework at Stockholm University, Sweden.

    Jorge Camacho | Engineer, IEEE

    Jorge Camacho is a registered professional electrical engineer with 20+ years of experience in the power sector. He has maintained the underground electrical distribution system in New Orleans, supported the US government with deployment of fast-response mobile microgrid facilities, taught power and control engineering courses, kicked-off the MEDSIS Initiative that seeks to modernize how energy is delivered in the District of Columbia as Chief of the DCPSC Office of Infrastructure, and assisted PREPA in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María. He serves in the Main Committee of the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code ANSI C2 and the IEEE Std 1547 DER Interconnection Conformity Assessment Steering Committee and assisted the US DOE draft its Modern Distribution Grid Report.


    EVENT DETAILS

    • Event location is at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068) 
    • Doors open for registration at 11:00 am
    • Presentations begin promptly at 11:30 am
    • Presentations end at 1:30 pm 
    • Doors close at 2:00 pm for networking
    • Food and drinks are allowed. Feel free to bring your lunch/snack to the event!

    If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Bryan Bomer at bryan.bomer@dc.gov

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