Episode 8: Rebooting Federal Energy Efficiency Policy




Listen to or watch the eighth episode of Urban Green Live. Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.  

On March 23, Steve Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE, joined John to discuss the future of federal policy for building retrofits and energy efficiency, and how these items could be affected by political shifts in Washington, D.C.







Steve Nadel
Executive Director
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Steven Nadel joined ACEEE in 1989 and has served as Executive Director since 2001. Before his promotion, he served as Deputy Director and Director of ACEEE’s Utilities and Buildings programs. Before ACEEE, Steve worked for Massachusetts’ largest electric utility, largest environmental group and with an inner-city housing organization in Connecticut. He has worked in the energy efficiency field for more than 40 years and has been published over 200 times. His current research interests include energy and climate change policy; strategies to decarbonize the buildings, transportation and industrial sectors; utility-sector energy efficiency programs and policies; and appliance and equipment efficiency standards. Steve earned an MS in energy management from the New York Institute of Technology and an MA in environmental studies and a BA in government from Wesleyan University.
John Mandyck
Urban Green Council
John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green and co-author of the book Food Foolish.