Hamman arrives at PPS after working at Beaverton School District as an energy analyst, where he led a project that improved heating and ventilation controls. He graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2010 with a degree in renewable energy engineering.
“Schools have massive capabilities to use energy more efficiently,” says Hamman. “This work helps kids have a better learning environment. It also allows us to put more money into educating students rather than, for example, just keeping the lights on.”
In addition to his ongoing work identifying opportunities to save energy, Hamman is helping PPS evaluate a recent project that involved installing energy-savings devices, such as occupancy sensors for lights, in five PPS schools using Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds.
Recent or ongoing energy efficiency projects at PPS include:
Catherine Diviney previously held the position and is now a municipal energy manager in Connecticut.
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