Benjamin Weisman ’11


Woodrow Wilson School

Project Title

Energy Efficiency in Low Income Housing, Isles

“ISLES, a Trenton-based nonprofit community development organization, is looking to help the Trenton community and create employment opportunities by developing a program to audit and retrofit homes in the city. Low-income households use significantly more energy per square foot than high-income homes, almost completely due to waste and inefficiency.”

“Much of my time was spent researching existing programs throughout New Jersey, the US, and the world, and attempting to find the role, which would best suit Isles. I also looked into cost effective strategies for retrofits, as well as advocacy for possible changes to current state policy. Isles’ program will be very effective at addressing issues of climate change as well as urban poverty, through both lower energy bills and the creation of green-collar jobs.”

Internship Year


Project Category

Climate and Energy


ISLES, Trenton, NJ; ENVIRON, Princeton, NJ


Robert Harris