Harvard Graduate School of Design
University of Minnesota
Carol Burns, Taylor Burns Architects and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Eric Friedman, Director, Leading by Example Program
Description of Fellowship
Reporting to the program established by Governor Deval Patrick’s Executive Order 484 “Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings,” the fellowship involved providing program support and analysis for energy-efficiency installations and measures in state-owned facilities. 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.