Joe Levy is a Research Engineer with the Energy Resources Center where he is a part of the Energy Efficiency team. He currently serves as a Production Lead for the Public Housing Energy Savings Program (PHES) where he collaborates with northern Illinois housing authorities and contractors to design and execute energy savings projects. He has gained extensive knowledge about energy usage and habits among various demographics in Illinois from conducting energy assessments and preparing energy savings reports for the PHES, Income Eligible Multifamily Savings (IEMS), and Non-Profit Energy Savings (NPO) programs. Through individual assessments he strives to inform residences about the importance of energy efficiency. He also serves a mentor for the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation STEM Scholars Mentorship program providing guidance, motivation, and support for Chicago Public School high school students in preparing for their college and professional paths.
Prior to joining ERC, Joe has experiences working in the chemical and oil industries. Joe holds a Master of Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. His interest includes electric vehicles, renewable energy, battery storage, and combined heat and power systems.