Position Announcement: Renewable Energy Project Coordinator

The Alliance for Green Heat (AGH), a wood and pellet heating educational non-profit, based in Maryland is seeking a full-time project coordinator. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and a passion for renewable energy. See more information about the project.
The position is based in Takoma Park, MD. The salary is $ 30,000 and benefits include vacation and holidays, as well as retirement and health insurance after one year of work.  The Alliance for Green Heat was founded in 2009 to address renewable energy access and justice for American households.
Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
   Coordinating a technology competition event in April 2016
   Research on pellet stove testing and technology
   Assisting with stove testing support
   Assisting with website maintenance, e-newsletters, and social media
   Coordinating meetings, and providing general office support as needed
Required skills and experience:
   1 – 3 years of work experience
   College degree
   Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. General computer literacy
   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
   Ability to multitask, prioritize activities, and work independently
   Some travel required
Desired skills and experience:
   Experience with renewable energy or energy efficiency technology or programs
   Engineering experience or coursework
   College or masters degree in a relevant field
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to John Ackerly, Jackerly@forgreenheat.org. Application deadline: Aug. 8, 2015

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Collaborative Stove Design and style Workshop Announcement

The Collaborative Wooden Stove Design Workshop to be held Nov. 4 – 7, 2014 is a gathering of stove professionals to examine, take a look at, and talk about innovative wooden stove types.&nbsp The Workshop will be held at Brookhaven Countrywide Laboratory in New York and will entail fingers-on stove testing, every day review of examination data, and a series of shows by members and other specialists.&nbsp
Apps will be accepted beginning June 2 for advanced stoves to test at the event.&nbsp Stoves should have some type of automation that significantly minimizes operator mistake, use of unseasoned wooden, and/or commence-up emissions.&nbsp To use, stove designers must agree to share examination info received for the duration of the Workshop with other members and permit contributors to inspect their technology to find out how it operates.&nbsp
The Workshop is created for contributors to share their knowledge, learn from each and every other, and explore superior stove styles that might help substantially lessen particulate emissions and fulfill potential stringent emission specifications set by the EPA. &nbspThe Workshop will also be establishing an substitute take a look at approach for automatic stoves, as authorized under the present NSPS.
The four finalist stoves will be analyzed in a dilution tunnel employing the creating ASTM twine wooden check strategy. Screening will be carried out by Brookhaven workers, Ben Myren of Myren Consulting, and other folks. &nbspEvery single participant will vote on the successful stoves.&nbsp The first prize winner gets $ 1,000.
Participants:&nbsp Because of to space restrictions, there is only space for 30 participants.&nbsp We are searching for professionals from the stove sector, the global cookstove group, universities and government businesses as properly as inventors.&nbsp Fascinated persons may possibly implement as of June 2.
Stoves: &nbspStoves should consist of revolutionary, automatic attributes that pre-empt the operator from managing air consumption, or some other technological innovation that can considerably improve true entire world efficiency by lowering odds of misuse or extended smoldering.&nbsp&nbspMitigating the influence of employing unseasoned wooden is also crucial.
Logistics:&nbsp The Workshop will be held at the Brookhaven Nationwide Lab in Upton, New York, 1.5 hrs east of New York Metropolis on Prolonged Island. &nbspThere will be a $ 250 payment per participant to go over administrative and other expenses.&nbsp Lodging will be offered in a regional lodge and contributors must go over their very own travel, lodging and meals.
Qualifications: The Collaborative Stove Style Workshop is the 2nd phase of the Wood Stove Design and style Challenge, pursuing previous year’s Wooden Stove Decathlonon the National Shopping mall in DC.&nbsp As opposed to the Decathlon, this Workshop will not be formally judged or open to the general public. Relatively, it will be a more collaborative event with some of the country’s prime stove experts.&nbsp It is partially modeled after an once-a-year “Stove Camp” hosted by Aprovecho Investigation Middle in Oregon, which utilizes an interdisciplinary method to planning stoves that are frequently not patented, but open up-sourced so that any person can create them and boost on them.&nbsp The Workshop is getting sponsored by the Alliance for Green Heat and Brookhaven National Lab.
Arranging Committee (as of Might twenty):
1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp John Ackerly, Alliance for Environmentally friendly Warmth
2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Ellen Burkhard, NYSERDA
three.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Lab
4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Ben Myren, Myren Consulting, Inc.
5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Dean Nevertheless, Aprovecho Study Heart
six.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Rebecca Trojanowski, Brookhaven Nationwide Lab
The stove and applicant application will be posted by June two on our website and website and a month-to-month summary in our publication. &nbspFor concerns or recommendations, remember to make contact with us at details@forgreenheat.org.

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Webinar Announcement

Innovation and the NSPS:

How can the EPA motivate innovative new systems?

1:00-two:00 PM ET
Thursday, May nine, 2013
EPA rules for biomass heating units frequently have addressed one particular established of difficulties, and inadvertently led to other people as technologies created. The EPA has stated that in the up coming wooden heater New Supply Functionality Standard (NSPS), it desires to “minimize potential loopholes.” How can the NSPS encourage and not discourage new technologies that might be cleaner and far more efficient, but have trouble with authorized check strategies? What lessons have we uncovered from the existing NSPS and EPA voluntary applications? Register for the May nine webinar to begin discussion &gt&gt

This webinar is being held in the guide up to the Wooden Stove Layout Problem, a countrywide competitors to advertise really thoroughly clean, successful, modern and cost-effective cordwood technological innovation.

Although there will be a Query and Answer session, inquiries are requested in advance and need to be submitted to info@forgreenheat.org by COB Monday, May six. This webinar is co-hosted by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Alliance for Green Warmth.


  • Mr. Gil Wooden, Project Guide, NSPS Plan, Environmental Safety Company&nbsp
  • Moderated by John Ackerly, President, Alliance for Eco-friendly Warmth&nbsp
  • Welcome by Joseph Seymour, Government Director of the Biomass Thermal Vitality Council
Go to the webinar and understand
  • How the NSPS applies to residential biomass heating gear
  • What processes, skills, emissions limits, and technologies are under thing to consider for the draft NSPS rule
  • The comparative adjustments from the present and draft NSPS
  • How the new NSPS would encourage and deal with progressive systems
  • Will this NSPS push innovation by necessitating market to meet rigid emission limitations?
  • Issue and Reply session with the speaker (concerns are asked for in progress)
Registration Info
  • Price: Free
  • Time: Thursday, May possibly 9th @ 1PM ET – 2PM ET
  • Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/sign up/946864810
&nbspSend any questions to details@forgreenheat.org.

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