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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has awarded a project to IIEC India and EDS for the identification of pilots for affordable housing. DFID is providing a 40 million pound concessional line of credit to the National Housing Bank (NHB) to finance the development of affordable housing projects. The program includes technical assistance to support state governments in developing affordable housing policies, and in developing and strengthening the systems of financing bodies like the National Housing Bank, and Housing Finance Companies. The objective of IIEC's work is to identify:

The World Bank has awarded a contract to IIEC India and Ricarado-AEA to develop knowledge materials and operational tools for the overall climate efficient industries (CEI) work process. These knowledge materials and operational tools are expected to:

On November 13th, energy efficiency and clean energy advocates gathered in Washington, DC to celebrate 30 years of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)’s work to promote energy efficiency and clean energy around the world.

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International Institute for Energy Conservation Welcomes Amit Bando, Leslie Black Cordes, and Brian Castelli to Board of Directors

[Left to right: Amit Bando, Leslie Black Cordes, and Brian Castelli]


Bangkok, Thailand, December 11, 2014
- The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) announced today that it has expanded its Board of Directors, adding three new members who bring decades of experience in international energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.

 

Amit Bando, a clean technology adviser who co-founded BSA (a global business strategy advisory firm), has more than 25 years of experience in low-carbon infrastructure development. During the last 20 years, Bando has worked extensively in Asian nations developing and implementing market-based, low-carbon programs in the air and water sectors; in the past 5 years alone he has programmed $1.5 billion. In the U.S., he has helped design the SO2 emissions trading program, designed the trading framework for the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), and prepared position papers on climate change mitigation options for the Conference of Parties. Bando’s previous positions include Executive Director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and Senior Policy Scientist at the US Department of Energy. He has taught at the Universities of Minnesota, Illinois and Chicago as well as at New Mexico State University.

 

Leslie Black Cordes is Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the United Nations Foundation. She previously served as Chief of the USEPA's Energy Supply and Industry Branch, and prior to that spent more than eight years at the Alliance to Save Energy as Acting Co-President, Vice President for Program Development, and Director for International Programs. She also designed and implemented energy-efficiency and climate projects in developing countries as deputy director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Energy Efficiency Program. Cordes began her career on the staff of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where she worked on legislative initiatives to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuel vehicles, and to mitigate climate change.


 

Brian Castelli, CEO of the Home Performance Coalition, has 30 years of leadership experience with contractors, utilities, service providers, and government agencies. As Executive VP and Senior Fellow at the Alliance to Save Energy, he specialized in international and federal energy management programs and oversaw the organization's buildings & utilities, industrial, development, education, and international activities. From 1994 to 2001, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Chief of Staff to the USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and, prior to that, worked with the Pennsylvania Energy Office as Deputy Director for Administration and Public Affairs and then as Executive Director.Castelli has been a board and advisory council member for numerous energy and environmental industry organizations.

 

 

"We are delighted that Leslie, Amit, and Brian have joined the IIEC Board, and are looking forward to working with them to continue to expand IIEC's role in promoting energy efficiency and clean energy around the world" said Rob Pratt, Chairman and Founder of the IIEC. "These three newmembers are a great addition to the Board," noted Felix Gooneratne, IIEC's CEO. "Their collective wisdom and experience will be invaluable in identifying new opportunities and partners for IIEC in our efforts to help developing and emerging economies meet their energy needs and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions."


About the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)

The IIEC was founded in 1984 to dramatically increase the use of energy efficiency as an important clean energy approach in developing countries.  We believe local presence is the best way to bring about results, and through our regional offices around the world, we have been effective in bringing about progress in energy efficiency policy and implementation that has both reduced energy demand by thousands of MWs and fostered economic development in the countries we serve.  The IIEC works with stakeholders across all sectors to connect international best practice with the unique needs of the communities in which we operate, combining sound energy efficiency and renewable energy policy with hands-on implementation in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage sustainable development.

The IIEC was founded in 1984 to dramatically increase the use of energy efficiency as an important clean energy approach in developing countries. We believe local presence is the best way to bring about results, and through our regional offices around the world, we have been effective in bringing about progress in energy efficiency policy and implementation that has both reduced energy demand by thousands of MWs and fostered economic development in the countries we serve. The IIEC works with stakeholders across all sectors to connect international best practice with the unique needs of the communities in which we operate, combining sound energy efficiency and renewable energy policy with hands-on implementation in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage sustainable development.


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