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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Enhancing energy equity in green building practices” – Free CE Webinar

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

About this event

The Energy Equity Project, housed at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, was launched in May 2021 to support BIPOC, frontline, and low-income communities in securing maximum benefits from the clean energy transition and having a prominent voice in how energy planning, investments, and decision-making.

After 15 months of collaborative research by more than 45 energy leaders from across the country, we released the Energy Equity Framework in August 2022. Schott will present the Energy Equity Interactive Map and the Framework for Measuring and Advancing Energy Equity, which provides comprehensive guidance on how to adopt metrics and qualitative best practices. The interactive map uses 26 census-tract level datasets to illuminate existing inequities, while the framework report emphasizes strategies for reversing these inequities.

Explore the map and download the report at:


In this session, you’ll see a live demo of the interactive map and how you can use the Framework for Measuring and Advancing Energy Equity, whether you represent a frontline community or play a role in energy policy, regulation, research or programming.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned:

  1. Understand four dimensions of energy equity and how they are measured and practiced
  2. Learn about available energy equity data and data gaps
  3. Learn best practices of how energy equity is applied in local contexts
  4. Plan 2-3 concrete energy equity practices to adopt in 2023

Instructor: Justin Schott

Justin Schott serves as Director of the Energy Equity Project at University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), where he led the development and release of the Framework to Measure and Advance Energy Equity in 2022. Schott also taught a graduate level Energy Justice course in Fall 2022. He is honored to work in a field full of creative, savvy justice-minded colleagues and allies and is fascinated by conversations about how to drive and measure equity in clean energy investments.

Prior to coming to EEP, Schott was Executive Director of EcoWorks, a Detroit non-profit, from 2015-2020. He is an avid social entrepreneur and a recognized sustainability leader in Detroit and MI. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Schott designed and managed the launch and operations of numerous community programs, including the Youth Energy Squad (founder), which grew from a summer pilot employing four students in 2009 to a city‐wide partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District. Schott holds an M.S. from U of M SEAS and has worked closely with the City of Detroit on the development of its sustainability and climate action plans.


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