Arah Schuur is Vice President – Climate and Energy at Acadia Center, based in the Boston office. Arah oversees program operations across Acadia Center’s climate and energy initiatives and provides strategic leadership to staff throughout the organization. Arah has extensive experience leading teams and programs in the public, private and non-profit sectors as well as expertise in energy efficiency. Prior to joining Acadia Center, Arah was the Director of the Energy Efficiency Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). In this role, she led DOER’s energy efficiency-related policy and programs. Before DOER, Arah led the Commercial Buildings Integration program at the United States Department of Energy, focused on deploying new energy efficient building technologies, and served as Senior Energy Advisor at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prior to her work in Washington DC, Arah ran a global building efficiency program at the Clinton Climate Initiative. She holds master’s degrees in city planning and real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University.