Bridget Herring has over 8 years of experience in environmental project management, outreach and education including initiatives pertaining to comprehensive carbon reduction strategies, green building and resource management policies, regional air quality education programs, city public transit planning and national energy code development. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental education, and a minor in political science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
As Energy Program Coordinator for the City of Asheville, she measures and monitors carbon emissions for municipal operations and implements strategies to achieve a 4% annual carbon reduction goal. She also manages a low-income weatherization program in conjunction with Buncombe County in an effort to reduce residential peak energy demand. She is a member of the state Building Code Council and has coauthored papers and presented at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on improved educational structures in support of energy code adoption and implementation as well as the efficiency potential in Western North Carolina’s manufactured housing stock.