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.

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.

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.

Marina Tanay is the Capital Projects/Facilities Manager for the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, where she manages the district’s capital program. Marina currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Washington Association of Maintenance & Operations Administrators, where her leadership efforts include legislative advocacy and supporting the professional development of school facility professionals in their mission to create safe and healthy environments for both students and staff. Outside of work, Marina is an avid quilter and golfer and tries to keep pace with her retired husband on travel adventures.

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.