As Pratt Center’s Residential Retrofits Program Manager, Rebekah Morris manages a pilot program that provides energy retrofits to small homes in New York City in order to quantify the level and consistency of energy savings that can be derived from applying a standardized approach to building retrofits. The pilot will allow Pratt Center to design a program that decreases costs and increases uptake of energy retrofits in support of fighting climate change and helping low-income homeowners.
Rebekah joined Pratt Center in 2013 as a Regional Outreach Coordinator for NYSERDA’s EDGE Program, for which she created comprehensive outreach strategies that connected NYC’s industrial community to economic development opportunities via the agency’s cleantech, energy efficiency, and R&D programs. In this role she provided technical assistance to businesses looking to increase the resiliency and sustainability of their organization.
Prior to joining Pratt Center, Rebekah worked in economic development initiatives in low-income communities, and on a number of sustainability policy projects including a large-scale study of NYC residential recycling habits for DSNY, analysis of impacts of a community green-retrofit pilot program, and assessing possible strategies for reducing storm water runoff for NYC’s Parks Department.
Rebekah holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service and a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.