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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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The BPS Clean Energy Team is made up a diverse group of energy experts who provide technical support to Portland homeowners and business owners. The team also works closely with city bureaus and with state agencies and nonprofits from around the state in order to learn from and share advances in program design and models for increasing market demand.

Andria Jacob

Senior Program Manager

Andria manages BPS’ portfolio of clean energy programs. Andria has over 13 years of experience in clean energy and sustainability program design, delivery and policy development. Andria was closely involved in the development of the nationally-recognized residential energy retrofit financing program, Clean Energy Works Oregon. She has overseen a range of successful energy and sustainability programs during her tenure at the City, including Solarize Portland, the BEST Business Center and the Multifamily Weatherization Program. She began her career in energy efficiency at E Source and worked for Ecos Consulting for several years prior to joining BPS. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BA in economics from Lehigh University. When she’s not at work, she can be found chasing around her active pre-schooler, in her garden or curled up with a novel.

Kyle Diesner

Policy Analyst

Kyle is a policy analyst at the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). He has been with BPS since 2003 and works primarily on climate change planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Kyle is currently working with the Clean Energy team on efficiency and renewable energy programs and is also in charge of completing the annual inventory of carbon emissions for the City and Multnomah County. Kyle also serves on the core team for the BPS Workplace Excellence Committee and dedicates a portion of his time to the Bureau’s social equity initiatives. From 2006 to 2009 Kyle worked on the Sustainable City Government program, where he coordinated the Portland Clean Diesel Partnership. As a policy analyst Kyle continues to provide analytical support to a variety of BPS programs including recycling, composting and the Bureaus long range planning efforts. He has several years of experience in grant administration where he has overseen a total of $2.5 million worth of funding. Kyle has a BS in environmental science from Humboldt State University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from Portland State University.