Advisory Commissioners

This commission represents a broad spectrum of industry leaders whose goal is to advise NEEC on its process to align the BOC® program with the American National Standard Institute ANSI/ISO/IEC standard 17024.

Noel Chambers is the Director of Energy Efficiency and Electrification for Energy New England. In this role, he is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of energy efficiency, electrification, and electric vehicle programs for more than two dozen municipal light plants across the Northeast. Prior to his role at Energy New England, he was a Supervisor of energy efficiency at Eversource Energy where he was responsible for strategic initiatives and workforce development activities which were leveraged to help meet the ever-increasing statewide energy efficiency goals. Noel is currently serving as Chair of the Building Operator Certification Advisory Commission helping to identify and address opportunities to achieve BOC’s goals. Noel is an active member of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP). He has been certified by the Department of Energy as a Qualified Steam System Specialist, and by the Association of Energy Engineers as: Certified Energy Manager; Certified Demand Side Manager; and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.

Rina Fa’amoe-Cross is a LEED Green Associate, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP) and holds a Building Operator Certificate (BOC) Level I and II. She graduated from the University of Washington’s Program on the Environment (PoE) in 2005 and served on the PoE Alumni Board. Rina has worked in the field of sustainability with the City of Issaquah and the Bellevue School District. She has been a Resource Conservation Specialist with Seattle Public Schools since 2011. In 2014, Rina served on the BOC Certification Advisory Commission and was also chosen to participate in the Federal Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council for the Energy Manager Scheme Committee. More recently, she was chosen as a US Green Building Council Sustainability Scholar for the 2019-2020 school year.

Adam Jacobs is an experienced energy professional with a background in environmental analysis, economics, and energy engineering. Adam recently came to Optimal Energy from his position as Energy Manager for the City of Boston, where he led Boston’s successful efforts to maintain the top position as #1 in the ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Prior to that, Adam was an Energy Analyst at Johnson Controls, serving as the primary measurement and verification specialist on a multi-million dollar energy savings performance contract. As an intern while at school, Adam also gained experience with Boston-based organizations EnerNOC and Ceres.

Donald Perrin was hired as the State Energy Manager for the State of New Hampshire in August 2017.  As the State Energy Manager, he is responsible to administer a statewide energy management program for all state facilities.  Donald came to the State of New Hampshire from Plymouth State University, where he worked previously for 22 years and the last 4 years he served as the Assistant Director of Physical Plant. Donald’s training and work experience have included project management (capital and sustainable projects), energy procurements and data analysis.  He received his bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH.

John F. Smith, RPA, SMA is also a graduate of Carrier and Trane Mechanical Tech Schools and currently serves as Senior Sales Engineer (Account Manager) with Mallory and Evans Service in Atlanta, Georgia. John began his real estate career in 1976 and has instructed classes both in Texas and Georgia for 30+ years. He earned both his RPA and SMA designations during the first 10 years of his career and also holds a license from GA Tech a certified instructor for Environmental Air Quality. John has served on several of the committees within the BOMA and BOMI organization, including the Board of Directors 1998 & 1999, SMA Education Chair 1989 to 1995, BOMI Education committee reviewing SMA manuals and tests and most recently Chair of the Sports Outing Committee for 2008. His responsibilities currently at Mallory and Evans Service (11 years) have served him well with his outside the box ideas, troubleshooting ability, analysis, retrofit services, solar, energy opportunities and feedback to the client. John has written two books and has been published several times in ASHRAE articles.

Harvey Wong has served as a Chief Facilities Engineer for several property management companies with over one million sq feet of office space. He also served as the Facility Engineer for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company before coming to the Federal government. Within the government Harvey was the Property Manager for high rise office buildings and buildings with large warehouse space. He also served as the Program Manager for the region 8 advanced metering program and currently serves as the Program Manager for the region’s emergency backup generators. Harvey has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and holds a Colorado Master Electricians license and a Stationary Engineers license for the City of Denver. He is a substitute teacher for the local electrical union and has volunteered his time to obtain and install energy savings lighting for nonprofit organizations and assisted in installing residential solar systems for Habitat for Humanity.