BE-Ex welcomes new Projects Associate, Nina Prescott to the team!
Nina Prescott has experience in climate science, policy, and public health. After working in environmental health research & advocacy in NYC, she earned her Master’s degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University. She is passionate about climate action, and gained a keen interest in building decarbonization while interning with NYSERDA’s Carbon Neutral Buildings team.
1. Share your favorite energy factoid
The fact that we spend 90% of our time indoors stands out, especially related to energy use in the home. In comparison to gas stoves, homes with clean energy alternatives experience significantly better air quality and reduced risk of asthma and other respiratory problems (from a recent RMI report). Put simply, clean energy initiatives for homes are important for protecting health, even more so for vulnerable, low-income, and disadvantaged communities.
2. What are you currently reading?
3. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?
I rely on daylight whenever possible, and can luckily walk/bike and avoid car use easily in NYC. I also try to opt for secondhand and local purchasing, and eat meat rarely.