Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
Eric Friedman is the Director of the Massachusetts Leading by Example Program (LBE), a “Greening the Government” effort established by a 2007 Executive Order. LBE works with all state government entities to identify, plan, and implement clean energy and sustainability actions across hundreds of state facilities, ranging from large college campuses, state hospitals and prisons, to small visitor centers and seasonal park facilities. Friedman led the effort to develop a green building standard for new government buildings, created state government’s first greenhouse gas inventory, and led the team that established a mandatory Computer Power Management Standard. Eric successfully oversaw the development and implementation of $54.9 million worth of stimulus clean energy projects and was the state’s staff lead for the 2009 Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force. Prior to his current position, Friedman managed the state’s first environmental purchasing program at the Massachusetts’ Department of Procurement and General Services (now the Operational Services Division). He has a M.A in Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College.