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ILLUME is FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING THE ENERGY industry THROUGH THE DUAL CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 AND RACIAL INJUSTICE. below you will find INFORMATION, PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS, AND FORUMS FOR ENGAGEMENT ON conversations around DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AND COVID-19. 

Resources

WEBINAR: Black Voices in Climate – Emerging Leadership, Partnerships, and Stakeholder Engagement

Join us as we look back at the events of 2020 and how they have inspired us to create space for listening, stakeholder engagement, and partnerships to facilitate a faster path to a…

Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: A Discussion on Redlining and Urban Heat

Listen in as we talk mapping, redlining, and urban heat with University of Arizona Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments, Dr. Ladd Keith and ILLUME Consultant, Amanda Maass. Listen as they…

Amanda Maass Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Service Equity – Legislation and Program Offerings Driven by Social Justice

In a year underscored by racial injustice, how will utilities, regulators, and program administrators enshrine equity into legislation and program offerings? Join as our expert panel discusses this and other important considerations. WATCH…

Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: The Hidden Cost of Free

Anne Dougherty talks with ILLUME’s Dr. Alex Dunn and Erin Allingham about the intersection of cognitive psychology and behavioral economics, two fields of study that can help us better understand utility customer non-participation…

Erin Allingham Alexandra Dunn Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: The State of Solar

We take a closer look at how solar installers and contractors return to work as states reopen parts of the clean energy economy as the first wave of COVID-19 cases recedes. LISTEN TO…

Victor Mercado
WEBINAR: Fostering Safe Spaces that Enable Change in the Energy Industry

2020 is a watershed year for the energy industry to seize long-awaited opportunities to diversify board rooms, enable pathways for new leadership, and reset policies and statutory language to empower communities of color.…

Victor Mercado
PODCAST: HVAC Systems, Indoor Air Quality, and COVID-19

ILLUME Managing Director, Lisa LeBeau Obear and Senior Research Analyst, Riana Johnson delve into a Twitter conversation at the intersection of COVID-19, HVAC systems, and indoor air quality. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Riana Johnson Lisa LeBeau Obear Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: Interview with Yassamin Ansari

On this episode of Current we sit down for a conversation with Yassamin Ansari, Principal Advisor for Mission 2020 and candidate for Phoenix City Council District 7. Listen in as Anne Dougherty talks…

Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Environmental Racism and Health Disparities

Disproportionate cases of COVID-19 in Black and low-income communities have laid bare structural factors that amplify environmental disasters, public health emergencies, and climate change. WATCH THE WEBINAR

Anne Dougherty Courtney Henderson
PODCAST: Energy Jobs, COVID-19, and the Moving Forward Act

We revisit our webinar on Energy Contractor Networks following the passing of the Moving Forward Act, enacted to bring relief after more than 600,000 clean energy jobs were lost to COVID-19. LISTEN TO…

Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: Understanding Environmental Justice

Environmental justice has reached a tipping point in 2020 as the pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color while the words “I can’t breathe” take new meaning in communities already left vulnerable by…

Allison T. Musvosvi Anne Dougherty Courtney Henderson
PODCAST: Interview with Terrilyn Simmons

Sara Conzemius talks with Georgia Power’s Terrilyn Simmons about the utility’s efforts to promote energy efficiency, diversity, and the importance of multicultural research. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Sara Conzemius
WEBINAR: Tribal Energy Resilience

Dr. Suzanne Singer of Native Renewables, and Dr. Len Necefer, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona discuss the state of energy resources on tribal lands, the disproportionate rates of COVID-19 cases on…

Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Virtual Focus Group – Energy Contractor Networks

ILLUME talks with energy contractors as households and business owners rethink energy efficiency retrofits and as program administrators and utilities find solutions to get programs and projects back online after COVID-19. WATCH THE…

Sara Conzemius
MEMO: Virtual Focus Group – Energy Contractor Networks

More than 600,000 clean energy jobs have been lost during the pandemic. Knowing how to support energy contractor networks through these uncertain times is now more important than ever. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Victor Mercado
PODCAST: Mobility, Public Transportation, and Culture in the Time of the Pandemic

COVID-19 has Americans rethinking how to get from point A to point B, and in the process, changing the character of our cities. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Anne Dougherty Liz Kelley Amanda Maass
MEMO: The Digital Divide

The pandemic forced the American education system to go virtual. And now more than ever, equity is at the forefront of the conversation as the cost of high-speed internet has further widened the…

Amanda Dwelley Victor Mercado
WEBINAR: The Digital Divide

ILLUME convenes voices in utilities, education, and human services to frame the conversation as utilities and program administrators explore connectivity, tech platforms, and energy services and solutions during COVID-19. WATCH THE WEBINAR

Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: The Digital Divide

ILLUME’s Victor Mercado talks access and equity and how to incentivize schools as they transition to clean energy with Steve Holmes, Superintendent of the second-largest district in Southern Arizona. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Victor Mercado
MEMO: Impacts of COVID-19 on Property Management and Development

ILLUME convened experts from master-planned communities, commercial real estate, and large multifamily property holding companies in the Southwest to help us think through the effects of COVID-19 on this distressed sector of the…

PODCAST: The State of Property Management Under COVID-19

Anne Dougherty and Ben Riehle from the Apex Team at Keller Williams Southern Arizona discuss the state of property management ahead of this week’s virtual focus group with leaders of some of Arizona’s…

Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Impacts of COVID-19 on Property Management and Development

The current economic crisis will undoubtedly impact commercial real estate and multifamily housing markets. But these are not just assets. They represent the places that families call “home” and entrepreneurs call “their dream.”…

Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Virtual Focus Group with Small Businesses on the Impacts of COVID-19

The American economy is on life-support as shelter-in-place orders and social distancing measures have devastated small businesses. What are the implications on commercial customer programs, offerings, and utility investments? WATCH THE WEBINAR

Anne Dougherty
PODCAST: Virtual Focus Group with Small Businesses on the Impacts of COVID-19

ILLUME Founders, Anne Dougherty and Sara Conzemius, talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses ahead of a virtual focus group with entrepreneurs and business owners. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Anne Dougherty Sara Conzemius
MEMO: Virtual Focus Group with Small Businesses on the Impacts of COVID-19

ILLUME talks with small- and medium-sized business owners as they share their thinking through critical business challenges in a time of COVID-19. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD  

Victor Mercado
MEMO: Impact Evaluation Considerations in Light of COVID-19

ILLUME’s technical team offers its take on how shifts in energy use patterns will affect how our industry evaluates 2020. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Jes Rivas Pace Goodman Eileen Hannigan
WEBINAR: Impact Evaluation Considerations in light of COVID-19

Eileen Hannigan moderates a discussion on how massive shifts in energy use patterns have us rethinking everything from baselines to alternative metrics for 2020. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR

Eileen Hannigan Jes Rivas Pace Goodman
PODCAST: Impact Evaluation Considerations in Light of COVID-19

Anne Dougherty discusses how massive shifts in energy use patterns have us rethinking everything from baselines to alternative metrics for 2020 with ILLUME’s technical team. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Anne Dougherty Eileen Hannigan Jes Rivas Pace Goodman
MEMO: Bringing Efficiency into Conversation with Public Health and the Economy

We take a closer look at metrics that connect occupant health, public health, jobs, and energy solutions at the intersection of public health and the economy. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Amanda Dwelley
PODCAST: Bringing Efficiency into Conversation with Public Health and the Economy

Amanda Dwelley and Anne Dougherty discuss the overlap between public health and energy, and how to support vulnerable populations as we rethink our metrics for distributive justice. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Amanda Dwelley Anne Dougherty
WEBINAR: Climate and Energy Action in a Public Health Crisis

Amanda Dwelley and Anne Dougherty discuss the convergence of public health and energy, and how to support vulnerable populations with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs’ Dr. Ed Vine. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR

Anne Dougherty Amanda Dwelley
Webinar: If, When, and How to Conduct Research in a Time of Crisis

Laura Schauer and Dr. Liz Kelley discuss if and how to move research efforts forward as COVID-19 shifts American modes of interacting, working, and moving about. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR

Laura Schauer Anne Dougherty Liz Kelley
MEMO: If, When, and How to Conduct Research in a Time of Crisis

We consider if, when, and how to engage customers and constituents in research efforts through this pandemic. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Liz Kelley
MEMO: Response to COVID-19—Program Design Innovations

ILLUME proposes ideas for program design innovation as the energy industry asks “what now?” when it comes to communications, programs, and research activities in this moment of social distancing. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Anne Dougherty Laura Schauer Liz Kelley Jes Rivas Amanda Dwelley
WEBINAR: FLATTENING THE CURVE—DISCUSSION AND STRATEGIES IN A TIME OF COVID-19

ILLUME facilitates a forum as clients ask questions of each other, share ideas, and create the (virtual) connections we need to move successfully through this unprecedented time. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR

Sara Conzemius Anne Dougherty Amanda Dwelley Jes Rivas Liz Kelley
PODCAST: Research Considerations in the Time of COVID-19

We navigate how the energy industry responds and adapts to COVID-19 in a preview of our webinar, “Research Considerations in the Time of COVID-19.” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Anne Dougherty Laura Schauer Liz Kelley Amanda Dwelley Jes Rivas