Rebekah Morris is Program Manager for Residential Retrofits at the Pratt Center for Community Development. Her work is centered on increasing opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers living in the city’s small residential buildings to benefit from energy efficiency and other building stock improvements. This includes managing the EnergyFit NYC Pilot, which is testing and advocating for innovative program design measures to increase the number of energy efficiency retrofits that occur in NYC’s 1-4 family buildings. Other projects include policy work focused on ensuring safe and legal basement conversions that support low-income homeowners and tenants, and helping partner organizations reach goals around low-income communities’ access to energy efficiency resources.
Rebekah joined Pratt Center in 2013 as a Regional Outreach Coordinator for NYSERDA’s EDGE Program, for which she created comprehensive outreach strategies that connected NYC’s industrial community to economic development opportunities via the agency’s cleantech, energy efficiency, and R&D programs.
Prior to joining Pratt Center, Rebekah worked in economic development initiatives in low-income communities, and on a number of sustainability policy projects including a large-scale study of NYC residential recycling habits for DSNY, analysis of impacts of a community green-retrofit pilot program, and assessing possible strategies for reducing storm water runoff for NYC’s Parks Department.
Rebekah holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service and a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.