CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) has announced the opening of its Northeast regional office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Located in the Cambridge Innovation Center, CSE said it is broadening its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses, and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.

According to CSE Executive Director Len Hering, RADM, USN (ret.), this is a period of unprecedented growth for sustainable energy programs.

“There is the leadership, motivation, and an existing strong market for clean energy in the Northeast, and we see our role as a transparent, independent partner for agencies, businesses, and organizations that want to accelerate action toward their renewable energy goals,” Hering said. “CSE is flexible, innovative, and entrepreneurial, and big enough to handle large projects and programs for agencies and organizations throughout the nation, but we also work in smaller areas or on pilot programs to help organizations of any size get underway to a sustainable energy future.”

CSE’s Northeast regional office will be managed by Elizabeth Glynn, a former senior program officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Boston where Glynn worked extensively to advance energy efficiency and renewable and clean energy generation in the low-income housing sector. She also held related positions with Boston Financial Investment Management and the city of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in San Diego, CSE is a national nonprofit organization that offers clean energy planning expertise, program development and implementation, and workforce training and education with the goal of transforming the energy and transportation markets to cleaner sources.

Since 2000, CSE said its efforts have facilitated 44,000 energy projects, yielding $635 million in incentives to consumers, nearly 300 megawatts of distributed generation capacity, and more than 8,800 megawatt-hours of energy savings. In 2014, CSE’s operating revenues totaled $144.5 million, including some $110 million distributed as rebate and incentive payments for energy efficiency measures, renewable and distributed energy installations, and clean vehicle purchases.

To contact CSE’s Northeast regional office, email

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Publication date: 8/26/2015

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