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Jeremy Snyder, M.S.
Director of Energy Programs

M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000;
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1994

Research interests:
Energy efficiency, product testing, and transportation lighting
National Lighting Product Information Program
Designlights Consortium's Qualified Products List
Failure mode analysis of LED traffic signals.

Jeremy Snyder leads projects related to energy efficiency. He directs the Lighting Energy Alliance, which conducts research and outreach on behalf of member utilities and efficiency agencies. He also leads the National Lighting Product Information Program, which has been called "The Consumer Reports for lighting products." Some of Snyder's recent projects include the Lighting Patterns for Homes website, a demonstration of LED lighting in residences across New York State, an evaluation of wireless lighting controls, a study on using behavioral techniques to increasing occupants' use of light switches, development of a desktop lighting controller, and investigating energy savings from luminaire integrated controls. Snyder is also an award-winning video producer and has extensive experience with technical communication using interactive multimedia. Snyder was trained as a mechanical engineer and has previous experience in fuel cells, solar power, wind power, and hydrogen energy.

First place award for technical communications at 2003 Society for Technical Communications Mohawk Chapter Publications Competition.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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