Eric Mackres
Manager, Local Policy and Community Strategies
p. 202-507-4038

Eric Mackres works on local and community energy efficiency initiatives with the Policy Program. He provides technical assistance to communities that are beginning or expanding energy efficiency efforts. In addition, he manages ACEEE research related to local implementation of energy efficiency. 

Prior to joining ACEEE in 2010, Eric worked in environmental organizing with the StatePIRGs in Michigan and on state-wide affordable housing policy in California. His master’s research focused on partnerships for local energy efficiency implementation.

Eric earned a Master of City Planning and Certificate of Environmental Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Albion College.

Expertise:
  • Local and community energy policies and programs;
  • Community and economic development planning;
  • Non-energy benefits;
  • Social and behavioral aspects of energy efficiency