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New York Green Bank to be Topic of May 15 Event in Newburgh

New York’s new Green Bank will be a key topic at a May 15 conference designed to provide Hudson Valley business owners with strategies to finance energy saving improvements for their buildings.

To be held in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the free forum — “Getting To the Triple Bottom Line: Innovative Strategies to Green Your Business” — will be hosted by Orange County and Mid-Hudson Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE), a program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The triple bottom line is often explained in shorthand as “people, profit, and planet” — important components of today’s smart business decisions.

Former Citigroup executive Alfred Griffin, now president of the NY Green Bank, will be the Noontime keynote speaker. David Church, Orange County Planning Commissioner, will provide opening remarks at 8:30 a.m.

NYSERDA executives John Ahearn and Kathryn Fantauzzi will provide an overview of NYSERDA commercial funding programs. Citi’s director of sustainability, Bruce Schlein, will join a panel of private sector finance experts including John DiModica, NORESCO; Tom Kacandes, Sunrise Solar; and John Maserjian, Central Hudson, to provide a private sector viewpoint on successful business funding strategies.

Attendance is free but registration is required.



Mike Albright