Bahareh van Boekhold

Senior Managing Consultant


Bahareh van Boekhold has 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, clean energy policy, and program development and implementation, working at the intersection of energy, climate mitigation, resilience, and sustainability initiatives. Bahareh led the development of multiple statewide energy efficiency programs and policy frameworks, including the State of Delaware EM&V framework and protocols. Bahareh has managed portfolios of energy efficiency programs for public utilities and supported utility clients with program planning, pilot design, studies, and analysis. Her energy efficiency program and policy expertise are complemented by a working knowledge of multiple building assessment tools and high-performance building certifications. When Bahareh is not working, she is engaged in various local and national organizations promoting sustainability, resilience, and climate action. She is an executive board member with the Green Building United, has chaired her town’s sustainability planning committee, and contributed to the national Community Resilience Benchmarks. When she is not working or volunteering, you will find her cooking for her family with fresh local vegetables! She is a self-acclaimed Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enthusiast!

Bahareh is located in Newark, DE.

Related Resources

Sustainability, Resiliency, and Justice – A Conversation with Bahareh van Boekhold

Bahareh recently joined ILLUME and brings a depth and breadth of energy efficiency work to our Team – from architecture to buildings to government to implementation and evaluation. Listen to this podcast episode to hear more about Bahareh’s journey to ILLUME as she begins the next chapter of her career. 
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How Market Actors can Spur All-Electric New Home Construction

Decarbonization is the cornerstone of many climate action plans, and the electrification of the residential sector presents an opportunity to reduce residential home emissions. ILLUME investigated the market actors that have the power to influence electrifying the residential sector to better understand the barriers that exist for market transformation and the intervention opportunities available.
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Driving the All-Electric Home Construction Market Forward

In order to help federal, state, and local action plans reach their decarbonization goals, ILLUME looked into ways to promote the adoption of new technologies and all-electric home construction through market transformation programs.
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