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|Graduate Degree: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota
Area of Interest: Environmental Issues
Mentors: Carol Burns, Taylor Burns Architects and Josh Bagnato, First Wind
Agency: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Supervisor: Eric Friedman, Director, Leading by Example Program
Project Description: During the summer, Jennifer reported to the program established by Governor Deval Patrick's Executive Order 484 "Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings," and provided program support and analysis for energy-efficiency installations and measures in state-owned facilities. Her projects included developing research and recommendations on the IRS Section 179D tax deduction for energy-efficient buildings, performing a data analysis on the energy use intensity (EUI) of 28 state-owned LEED-certified buildings, and conducting qualitative research and reporting on the results of Massachusetts’ $55 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 State Energy Program.