Experts in clean energy join Board leadership team
Lexington, MA – Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a non-profit that accelerates energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as a core clean energy strategy to build an affordable, sustainable, and resilient regional energy system, announces two additions to its Board of Directors. Joining the organization’s current board are: Janet Joseph, senior vice president for Strategy and Market Development at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Eric Dubin, senior director of Utilities and Performance Construction at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. They will participate in their first board meeting in the spring of 2018.
“We welcome Janet and Eric to the NEEP Board. They bring passion for NEEP’s mission to accelerate advanced efficiency solutions on a regional scale, along with unique and important perspectives to achieve that,” said Board President Scott Johnstone.
“Both Janet and Eric are experienced in creating public-private partnerships to advance efficiency as a cornerstone of the clean energy transition that our region is leading. Janet brings a first-hand view of the amazing innovation from New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, while Eric brings broad industry knowledge and relationships essential to keep the Northeast on the cutting edge of advanced solutions in today’s rapidly changing energy landscape,” Johnstone added.
Janet has held technical and leadership positions at NYSERDA for more than 25 years. Prior to her time at NYSERDA, she was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working on a range of energy and environmental technology and policy issues. She also worked as an environmental management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C.
Janet currently serves on several boards of clean energy organizations and was honored with the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration. Additionally, she was voted as one of the top ten clean tech leaders in New York by Breaking Energy. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a master’s degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining Mitsubishi Electric, Eric worked for 15 years in a variety of energy efficiency, engineering, sales and project management roles at National Grid. He also worked as director of government and regulatory affairs at Climate Energy-, working to develop federal and state policies for combined heat and power, such as the ability to net meter CHP.
Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master of business administration from Boston University. He is active in education and policy development across the country and currently serves on NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Advisory Council.