Housing, Shelter

Energy Coordinating Agency

aka ECA

Philadelphia, PA

Mission

The mission of the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is to help people conserve energy and to promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all in the Philadelphia region.

Ruling Year

1986

Executive Director

Mr. Steve Luxton

Main Address

106 W. Clearfield St

Philadelphia, PA 19133 USA

Keywords

Energy efficiency, conservation, sustainability, energy education, solar energy, home repair, housing preservation, housing, energy, solar

EIN

22-2602113

 Number

1035063685

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

ECA exists to solve the problem of undue energy burdens among low-income individuals. Our founding issue is that of low income utility terminations. We help low income households access assistance with their energy bills by providing technical assistance to a network of neighborhood-based nonprofits, who also offer services such as bill payment agreement negotiation with utilities and budget counseling. We also help these households by aiding them in reduction of energy usage through weatherization programming.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Find Your Power Program

Heater Hotline

Weatherization Assistance Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Provide effective and efficient energy retrofits and system upgrades to low-income households. 2 Provide education and information to residents on ways they can save energy in their household. 3. Provide state of the art training to individuals that equips them with nationally recognized credentials in the green trades.

We offer three responses to the problem. First, we provide upgrades to the building envelope and heating systems; second, we provide community based education on how residents can make changes to decrease their energy usage in the home; and finally, we train the next generation of green trade workers, with an emphasis on energy efficiency interventions.

After thirty years, ECA has a broad and capable network. Our fifteen Neighborhood Energy Centers are rooted, experienced, and connect thousands of households with essential services. We maintain good relationships with deeply skilled subcontractors in a variety of building trades, with many area building trades professionals having made their start with ECA contracts. Our staff have well over a century of collective experience in HVAC troubleshooting and problem solving, and each winter the Heating team repairs or replaces around 5000 heaters. Our trainers are certified to award certifications like EPA Lead RRP, and our programs in energy efficiency follow nationally accredited standards.

We see our work succeed in many ways, especially (but not limited to) these: - the number of households with broken heaters to whom we restore heat - the number of therms and kilowatt-hours saved for clients of our weatherization programming - the number of students graduating our programming, the number securing industry careers upon graduation, and their continued success - the number of households accessing assistance and structuring payment agreements through our Neighborhood Energy Centers.

ECA has: - helped low-income households save over $250 million dollars - weatherized over 40,000 homes - repaired or replaced over 60,000 heating systems - trained over 5000 energy efficiency and green building trades professionals - averted over 160,000 tons of CO2 emmisions

External Reviews

Accreditations

U.S. Green Building Council 2012

Financials

Energy Coordinating Agency

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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