Michigan EIBC invites you to join us on Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for an Energy in the Built Environment Webinar featuring special guest speakers Donnel Baird from BlocPower and Jacob Corvidae from Rocky Mountain Institute. Donnel and Jacob will discuss all aspects of cutting-edge energy innovations in the built environment followed by Q&A with attendees.
Donnel Baird is the Founder of BlocPower. BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities. Since its founding in 2012, the company has completed energy projects in nearly 1,000 buildings and delivers results ahead of schedule and under budget. BlocPower utilizes its proprietary software for analysis, leasing, project management, and monitoring of urban clean energy projects and its customers are saving 20-40% on their energy bills each year. The company is backed by the world’s top investors, including Kapor Capital, one of Uber’s first investors, Andressen Horowitz, early investor in Facebook, Twitter, AirBnB and Lyft, the former Chairman of Google, and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact.
Donnel spent three years as a community organizer in Brooklyn and one year as a voter contact director for Obama For America. He managed a national Change to Win/LIUNA campaign to leverage Dept. of Energy energy efficiency financing to create green construction jobs for out of work populations. He partnered with the Washington Interfaith Network to generate a $100m government investment in underserved communities in the District of Columbia.
Jacob Corvidae is Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute. Jacob works in the RMI Buildings Practice with a focus on transforming the residential energy upgrade market through the Residential Energy+ program. He also works in the Carbon-Free Cities and States program, including support for the City Renewables Accelerator. Jacob led the creation of The Carbon-Free City Handbook and The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook. He has worked in sustainable community development for 20 years with a focus on sustainability innovation, equity, program design, community-based solutions, and collaboration building.
Jacob was previously the Executive Director of EcoWorks, a nonprofit in Detroit that creates opportunities to learn and practice the sustainable use of energy and other natural resources through education, consulting, social business, job training and advocacy. Jacob was also the Co-Founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, an innovative collaboration of 26 local governments tackling energy improvements in their communities. Jacob was also a co-founder and regional manager of the BetterBuildings for Michigan program, one of the largest and most successful of the DOE’s BetterBuildings programs.
This webinar is free for Michigan EIBC members and $10 for non-members.
Please note: After you register, Michigan EIBC will send you a Google calendar invite with the Zoom webinar link.