Regional Director, Northern California
Avni directs the Northern California region for Emerald Cities and she advances zero carbon project opportunities, facilitates community workforce agreement negotiations and implementation, and leads community engagement efforts to center equity in environmental policies. Avni has also designed and implemented the E-Contractor Academy, a MWDVBE contractor training program focused on the energy efficiency and renewable sector. Additionally, Avni leads RENEW Multi-Family in California and manages the collaboration of community stakeholders in advancing energy efficiency and renewable projects on affordable housing properties with community workforce agreements. She has successfully led a community engagement process in San Francisco to engage diverse stakeholders around the equity impacts of building decarbonization policies. Avni also served on the San Francisco Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee in advising the SF Board of Supervisors across policy and program areas and was appointed by the SF Mayor to serve on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).