The Jordan Institute works to implement significant climate change solutions by reducing energy use in buildings. Energy reduction is the fastest, most cost-effetive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as buildings represent 59% of all energy use in the state. Energy efficiency measures are available immediately, at reasonable cost, and yield tremendous gains in building performance.
The urgency of our work is inspired by the knowledge we must reverse the growth of fossil fuel emissions worldwide within the next several years to avoid irreversible climate change. Please see our climate change page to learn more about this critical issue.
Our work consists of three main programs:
- Green building consultation, training and LEED certification
- Assessments, recommendations, comprehensive and objective project management and commissioning for energy efficiency projects
- Energy policy efforts in the Legislature and Public Utilities Commission and membership on numerous statewide climate change advisory boards and working groups
We will update this site regularly with information about our latest programs, local resources for design and construction of high performance buildings, news about climate change and energy efficiency, and more. We also invite you to sign up for our occasional email update, which will contain the latest information about our programs and opportunities.
The mission of the Jordan Institute is to help communities enhance the health of people and the environment in ways that make economic sense. We currently achieve this by addressing the threat of climate change to public health and the environment through implementation of economically viable carbon emission reduction strategies that result in energy efficient, healthy buildings and compact, walkable communities.
The Jordan Institute | 17 Depot Street, 2nd Floor | Concord, NH 03301 | 603-226-1009