ECA is a regional leader in energy efficiencyretrofits for existing residential properties.ECA operates out of a LEED Gold facility, including offices, warehousing, and the 26,000 sf IREC-accredited Knight Training Center. ECA's mission is to help people conserve energy and to promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all in the Philadelphia region. Come hear more about ECA's residential and low-income energy efficiency initiatives, and development of the energy efficiency / renewable energy workforce.
Date & Time
Thursday, April 18th, 11:30am-1:30pm
106 W. Clearfield St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Street Parking only, there is no parking lot at the facility
Steve Luxton is the executive director of the Energy Coordinating Agency and has been working in the residential energy efficiency industry since the mid ‘90s. He has worked in numerous energy efficiency programs as a program manager, technical director and chief operating officer. Additionally, he co-developed a national energy audit software program as well as serving as a national training director. Steve co-authored a residential energy efficiency manual, Empowering Energy Savings Nationwide, and has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including both CBS Early Show and ABC’s Good Morning America as an “energy expert,” providing information on how homeowners can save energy. Steve believes that energy efficiency is our nation’s largest resource.
Walt Yakabosky is the director of training at ECA’s John S. and James L. Knight Green Jobs Training Center located in Philadelphia and is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum and courses related to energy conservation and the green economy. In nine years at the training center, Mr. Yakabosky has secured over $4.5 million in grants from government, foundations and business and industry to retrofit a 19th century factory to LEED Gold standards as well as deliver programs and courses to over 5,000 incumbent and emerging workers. Before joining ECA in 2010, Walt spent two decades executing and promoting technical training in several higher education institutions, receiving numerous awards for his achievements in this area.