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Lecture Series: Energy Efficiency Month

This month, the Portland State Net Impact chapter celebrates Energy Efficiency Month with a special lecture series that explores the state of energy efficiency and implementation strategies. 

Amber BuhlAmber BuhlThe series kicked off last week with a policy focus featuring Andria Jacobs from the Portland Bureau of Sustainability. Tomorrow (May 16), Net Impact welcomes Amber Buhl to explore the quantification of energy efficiency.

Amber is an Energy Engineer with PECI, working with energy information systems, data analysis, excel energy savings tool development, and retro-commissioning programs. PECI designs and manages energy efficiency programs for utility providers, government organizations and other clients. Their programs aim to promote the understanding and adoption of energy-efficient technology, and demonstrate the value of efficient homes, retail spaces, offices and warehouses.

Amber's presentation will focus on:

  • How is energy efficiency quantified?
  • What systems are used to track performance?
  • How is this data reported?

Other speakers this month include Scott Lewis (Brightworks) on May 23, and Steve Straus (Glumac) on May 30. All lectures begin at 4:15pm in the School of Business Administration building (Room 190). Attendees are invited to stay for the post-event happy hour to continue the conversation and network.

Net Impact, a graduate business student group, is one of the most prominent sustainablity organizations on campus. The PSU chapter is one of 300 chapters worldwide dedicated to utilizing careers to tackle the world's toughest problems. 

At PSU, the Net Impact chapter actively fundraises for Mercy Corps, influences sustainability electives offered at PSU, and organizes a variety of other events. 

You can RSVP for any of these lectures via email to — please include your name and which lectures you wish to attend. 


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By Kelly Doherty: Kelly is the Director of Marketing and Recruiting for the Portland State Graduate Business Programs. She leads the global marketing and branding initiatives and student recruitment strategy for five distinct graduate business programs including: MBA, Master of International Management, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of Real Estate Development and the Healthcare MBA programs.You can connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.


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Portland State's MBA program has earned numerous accolades, including a 2011-12 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Report rating of #1 in the world — for small schools — for its emphasis on environmental stewardship.