PIRG Energy Service Corps is a joint program of the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and AmeriCorps that works to educate and engage communities around energy efficiency.
PIRG Energy Service Corps is active in two states. Choose your state and community from the map below to get information on our local program in your area.
Jim Laven, University of Colorado, Denver
As a part-time AmeriCorps member with CoPIRG’s Energy Service Corps and a student at the University of Colorado Denver, Jim Laven spearheads the community campus energy survey and energy efficiency upgrade effort on campus. Launching the project’s Green Office program, he and a corps of volunteers aim to perform energy surveys of every academic department and building on campus. He and his team have even partnered with the campus facilities manager to provide his department with the data necessary to upgrade the efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems all over campus.
Jim also led a team to perform 30 energy surveys in the Denver area, helped to upgrade the energy efficiency of the Denver Inner City Parish, a human services nonprofit, and trained other interns and volunteers to also perform surveys in their home towns over Thanksgiving break.