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Laurie Actman serves as the Deputy Director for the Energy Efficient Building Hub (EEB
Hub) in Philadelphia. In that role she helps to lead and manage The EEB Hub’s policy,
deployment and workforce activities related to achieving a 20% reduction in energy use by
average size buildings in the Philadelphia region. Previous to joining the EEB Hub, Laurie
was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy for Viridity Energy, a leading-
edge smart grid and load management technology company where she developed projects and
partnerships with cities, transit agencies and large energy users as well as positioned Viridity
with key policymakers and elected officials. She joined Viridity in March 2010 after serving as
a consultant for two years to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, helping to launch the Mayor’s
Office of Sustainability and the Metropolitan Caucus. Her work through both those efforts
helped lead to the region’s success in winning a $25 million Recovery through Retrofit grant
from the U.S. Department of Energy for regional commercial and residential energy efficiency
and retrofit activities.