Thomas Chase – Project Manager, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, joined New Ecology in 2014. In addition to a background in ecology and urban environmental management and design, Mr. Chase brings with him a broad range of experience in oversight, energy efficiency, and development of low income and affordable housing. He most recently served as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Energy Liaison for New England. Mr. Chase joined HUD as a Presidential Management Fellow, and while there also assisted the Secretary’s Energy Policy staff in tracking multifamily building energy use nationwide, drafting Federal Register notices updating energy code adoption for the agency, and organizing green retrofit and operations and maintenance technical assistance for owners and managers of HUD-assisted housing. He served as a staff member on the HUD Secretary’s Resilience Council, representing the Office of Public Housing, and represented HUD to the New England Partnership for Sustainable Communities Resiliency Working Group as well as overseeing HUD Sustainable Communities grant activity in the region. Prior to his work with HUD, Mr. Chase worked as a research assistant at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, where he researched industrial material and energy flows, as a policy intern with the City of New Haven, where he helped to draft the city-wide sustainability plan, and as a data manager and research assistant with the Hudson River Foundation in New York City. Mr. Chase holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.