Ms. Summerford has 17 years of experience in energy-efficiency program design and implementation. As Vice President at TRC Energy Services, she manages the residential programs business line and provides senior-level oversight of and support to a multi-office, multi-disciplined team throughout the U.S. Ms. Summerford has contributed to the design and launch of several pioneering programs, including California’s first multifamily new construction and whole-house retrofit programs, which have expanded and continue to operate statewide.
Her body of work includes single and multifamily new construction and retrofit programs that all focus on whole-building design. For Southern California Edison, she developed the Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency Alliance, which served to bring technical support and resources to affordable housing. In this capacity, Ms. Summerford developed the Utility Allowance Options for Investments in Energy Efficiency: Resource Guide for Enterprise Community Partners. Before joining TRC, she served as ENERGY STAR® new homes and products liaison, and developed a residential new construction campaign for Flex Your Power, benchmarked the country’s first suite of museums in Balboa Park. Ms. Summerford holds a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from the University of California, Davis. She has served as Chair of the California Association of Building Energy earned their Hall of Fame Award in 2009.