Certified Energy Manager Joins the Office of Community Sustainability Team

January 2020

We are excited to welcome Dani Phillips to the Office of Community Sustainability. Dani is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) with a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Howard County government, Dani worked for an energy management consulting firm assisting commercial real estate clients with tenant utility billing and the implementation of energy management and sustainability strategies. Prior to her work in the private sector, she spent 8 years with the US Department of Energy managing research and development programs focused on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary power sources, such as coal-fired power plants. As an Energy Analyst with the Office of Community Sustainability, Dani will be spearheading our utility bill management process using the EnergyCAP software platform to promote accurate and timely utility bill tracking and analysis. Having more insight into our utility bills and energy use will allow Howard County to reduce billing errors and to identify and prioritize cost-saving and energy-saving measures in our buildings. Dani also will provide outreach support to help County employees, residents, and businesses save energy at work and at home.