Cambridge Green Schools Initiative Green Hero Award


Joe Lombardo, Green Hero Award recipient for November 2012

The Green Hero Award, given every month, is a program of the Cambridge Green Schools Initiative and is given to individuals or groups who are making a significant contribution or impact towards environmental sustainability in the Cambridge Public School District.

The honor is given by the School Department’s Office for Sustainability. The November Green Hero is Joe Lombardo, HVAC Supervisor for the Cambridge Public School Department.  Joe works in the Facilities Department and is out working in all the schools every day. He works tirelessly on behalf of all building occupants to make sure classrooms and offices are as comfortable as possible, overseeing the mechanics of our energy systems, including heating and cooling.

Joe takes care of all the automation, heating and cooling for the seasons and is constantly on call.  He has been a part of recent energy-efficiency projects for the schools, working closely with the schools’ Sustainability Manager, providing valuable input on what systems need to be fixed and how to upgrade automation to ensure that we save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

“Joe works very hard to keep our systems strong and efficient,”
said Kristen von Hoffmann, Sustainability Manager for the Cambridge Public School District. “He provides excellent ideas, knowledge and input at our meetings as we develop project proposals for energy-efficiency upgrades. It’s an honor to work with him and to learn from him.”  

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