Jeff Harris

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Jeff Harris is the Chief Transformation Officer for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), where he provides strategic direction for NEEA’s market transformation work. For more than 30 years, Jeff has been at the forefront of the Northwest’s energy efficiency work. Jeff began his career working on energy efficiency R&D projects for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) where he helped launch BPA’s new residential construction program and corresponding energy codes effort. After joining the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) in 1989, Jeff contributed to the Third and Fourth Power Plans for the region, and significantly influenced the creation and adoption of more simplified and stringent energy codes across Northwest. While “on loan” from NWPCC, he helped NEEA get off the ground in 1996, and then joined NEEA as a full-time staff member in 2001, managing NEEA’s emerging technologies group. While at NEEA, Jeff has also played a key role in developing its commercial, residential and industrial sector market transformation strategies and evaluation methods. Over the span of his career, Jeff has also been a leading advocate for building operation efficiency and commissioning, helping found the Northwest Building Commissioning Collaborative, an organization that was a forerunner to the now named International Building Commissioning Association. Jeff also helped found and is on the Board of Directors of the New Buildings Institute (NBI).