Our People


A strong team of industry experts.

Tackling the world's toughest resource challenges is the shared purpose that connects us as an organization - and transcends the bottom-line.

  • Joel Kauffman

    Director of Business Development

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    Joel Kauffman

    Director of Business Development

    Joel Kauffman draws on 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to lead Ecology Action’s sales team in continually high program participation rates and performance. He has been working with residential, commercial, government and nonprofit clients on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for over a decade. Prior to joining Ecology Action in 2013, Joel founded Independent Energy Systems, one of California’s top solar companies (now part of Real Goods Energy). Joel is a North American Board Certified Energy Practitioner (NABCEP) and sits on the Board of Directors of the Solar Living Institute.

    Joel is best known for family surf sojourns, insane multitasking and his extreme love for all things solar.