Audrey Schulman, HEET Co-founder, Evaluator, Site Manager, President

Audrey has audited over 200 buildings. She personally weatherized her own home to lower its carbon emissions 50%. A skilled energy assessor and registered thermographer, as well as an experienced grassroots activist, Audrey has performed energy assessments on everything from homeless shelters to historic churches. She assesses houses prior to energy-upgrade work-parties and manages the work at the work-parties. She was on Cambridge’s Blue Ribbon Panel to Green the Schools. She is also the author of four novels, which have been translated into 11 languages, and reviewed by the New Yorker and CNN.

Jason Taylor, HEET Team Leader and Evaluator, Treasurer 

Jason works for Byggmeister, a preeminent remodeling and design firm. He has taught air-sealing at ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Weatherization Bootcamps, Train the Trainer events, SMOC Green Jobs Academy, Mass Green Initiative, and Roxbury Community College. He has personally trained over 150 green jobs students who are working in the field now. He has written air-sealing and insulation curriculum for MassCap. He assesses houses prior to energy-upgrade work-parties, leads HEET’s student outreach program, and speaks Spanish.

Debbie New, Director of Special Projects and Outreach

Debbie NewDebbie New has a background in education and the arts, having taught both literature and dance and worked in higher education. She studied anthropology and French literature at Oberlin College and holds master’s degrees in anthropology and education. Her climate work began with a resolution to ban a tar sands oil pipeline, but has grown exponentially by working on gas leaks. She brings her training in organizing, writing, and communicating to her role at HEET. If she could spare time from working on reducing emissions, she would love to choreograph Guys and Dolls.

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