Steve Luxton Named ECA's Executive Director

Energy Coordinating Agency Announces New Executive Director

Philadelphia, PA, October 25, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is pleased to announce that Steve Luxton has been named its new Executive Director.

Luxton brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Working for the last three years directing ECA’s Conservation Program and more recently also serving as the agency’s Interim Executive Director, Luxton oversaw the implementation of ECA’s Weatherization and EnergyFIT programs, ensuring that ECA met and exceeded contractual obligations for quality. When Luxton joined ECA, he was our resident building science expert and expert trainer. He is also a familiar face in the low-income utility services community, having managed programs at CMC Energy for 15 years. Finally, as a Building Performance Institute credentialed instructor, Luxton has trained thousands of individuals in the art and science of home comfort.

“Working in vulnerable communities, where families often struggle between paying a utility bill or putting food on the table, has been my life’s work, said Luxton. “By making targeted improvements to building envelopes and heating systems and working with residents on changes they can make, I have seen energy bills drop and the resident’s comfort improve. ECA is at the center of this and I am thrilled to lead this effort.

The Board of Directors conducted a national search this summer, which generated a number of promising candidates. “After an extensive national search effort and interviews with a number of highly qualified candidates, the Board concluded that Steve’s experience, knowledge of the organization, and vision for the future made him the ideal choice to take ECA to the next level,” said Andrew E. Huemmler, Board President.

“As Executive Director, I look forward to working with our dedicated staff of more than 60 diverse employees, said Luxton. “Much has been accomplished in ECA’s first thirty years, more remains to be done and I look forward to working with our colleagues in the utilities, academia, healthcare, and community based organizations to fulfill a common vision of safe, affordable and energy efficient homes.”

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About Energy Coordinating Agency: Founded in 1984, the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) creates lasting solutions to the energy problems of low-income residents. ECA's mission is to help people conserve energy and promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all. ECA coordinates all low-income energy services; administers high quality energy conservation, education, heating and home repair services to reduce households’ energy costs and stabilize families within their communities. To learn more, visit our website at www.ecasavesenergy.orgĀ 

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