NICOLA TRAN director of residential energy solutions
Nicola Tran is the director of residential energy solutions for greeNEWit. She develops and implements protocols for operating procedures, trains new employees and manages internal teams for all residential programs. Hired in January of 2009 as the first employee of the company, Tran started out performing energy audits for residential homes in Maryland. To date she has conducted more than one thousand energy audits.
She earned a Master of Arts degree in sociology from Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena in Germany. Fluent in German, English and Spanish, Tran was the coordinator for an environmental education project in Ecuador from 2003 to 2005. During this time, she examined social and environmental conditions in four suburban communities in Ecuador through interviews and observation. She then created a sustainable development plan and recruited and directed teams of students from six elementary schools to help reach the project goals of: reducing consumption, eliminating waste and achieving sustainability. In addition she taught environmental education to more than 200 children and compiled a 40-page report in Spanish on the study and its results.
In August of 2010, she gave birth to the first greeNEWit baby: Milo. Beyond her desire to make the world a healthier and safer place, Tran enjoys interior design, photography and outdoor sports.