Arah Schuur has a background in public policy and program development and implementation, focused on building energy efficiency and building decarbonization. She has developed and implemented policy and programs in roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors at the national, regional, and state level. She served as the Executive Director for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) working across 12 states and the District of Columbia to advance building energy efficiency, heating electrification, and grid integration as core components of the transition to an equitable, low-carbon future. Arah led the Energy Efficiency Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, overseeing the state’s nation-leading energy efficiency programs and leading the Commonwealth’s energy efficiency policy and programs. Arah served in the federal government in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the Director of the Commercial Buildings Integration program within the Building Technologies Office. She also served as Senior Energy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.) Before that, Arah directed a global nonprofit program that advised governments on large-scale energy efficiency retrofits. Arah has a Master of City Planning and a Master of Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University.