Energy Coordinating Agency

aka ECA   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  www.ecasavesenergy.org

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 info

1986

Executive Director

Mr. Steve Luxton

Main address

106 W. Clearfield St

Philadelphia, PA 19133 USA

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EIN

22-2602113

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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

Find Your Power Program

Disadvantaged High School Students are prepared for futures in the solarworkforce. They come out with national certifications and hands-on training, ready to pursue post-secondary education or step right into a solar job.

Population(s) Served

ECA works to repair the heaters of disadvantaged Philadelphians on an emergency basis throughout the winter, keeping our poor and our seniors warm.

Population(s) Served

This federally funded program is the most comprehensive low income conservation program. It is administered in Pennsylvania by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). ECA is one of 38 subgrantees statewide. ECA can serve all low income households in the City of Philadelphia. WAP is also the only weatherization program for oil heated households, or any other non-utility fuel.
Services are generally targeted to those who have the highest energy burden, that is their energy bill exceeds 20% of their monthly income, and to those with young children, elderly or disabled persons in the home.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

U.S. Green Building Council 2012

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Energy Coordinating Agency

Board of directors
as of 6/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Mifflin

Philadelphia Energy Authority

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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