January 2018

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Starting the New Year Bright 
Senior Living Community Lights the Way
As 2017 came to an end Energize NY completed its first commercial PACE financing project in Albany County, at the active retirement community Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, in the city of Watervliet. The Shaker Pointe Community sits on 30 acres of land, much of which is environmentally protected. To further its commitment to environmental sustainability Shaker Pointe used 5-year PACE financing to fund the installation of over 3,000 high efficiency LED lighting fixtures. These improvements are expected to result in a 16% reduction in energy consumption, which will save Shaker Pointe $9,000 annually above the cost of Energize NY PACE financing.

“Albany County is proud to partner with Energize NY to enable building owners in the County to make these critical energy efficiency investments. The $163,000 PACE-financed upgrade at Shaker Pointe will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint and energy costs,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “We believe this project can serve as a model for other property owners in Albany County who want to make their buildings more sustainable and lower their energy bills.”

“Energize NY PACE Financing allowed us to replace thousands of light fixtures in the interior and exterior of our 30-acre senior living community.  Our residents are delighted with the improved lighting that adds so much to their comfort and security.  They are also very proud to be part of an energy saving initiative that is so significant in preserving resources for the broader community as well as for their children and grandchildren,” added Sister Lauren Van Dermark, project coordinator.

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Membership Grows in Capital Region 
Columbia County is the newest member to join Energize NY, making it the 41st municipality in the state to offer Commercial PACE financing. The County’s Economic Development Corporation will lead efforts to promote PACE. “Columbia Economic Development Corporation, through its new partnership with Energize NY, is excited to connect businesses in Columbia County with energy cost-saving solutions. Affordable energy is critical for growing businesses," said Chair of the County Board of Supervisors Matt Murell.” By offering PACE financing, Columbia County is also making renewable energy more accessible to its commercial properties, thereby making the county's energy infrastructure more competitive in the modern economy.” Columbia County is the 5th member to join from the Capital Region. 
Click here for the Membership Map and list of participating municipalities.
Lauren Brois Receives Award for Environmental Education
Thirty people, ages 30 and under, were recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The EE 30 Under 30 highlights the work of young professionals who are using education to help 

protect the environment. Lauren Brois, Energize NY Residential Director in Westchester County was named to the list of environmental educators both for her work educating communities about home energy efficiency as well as her various volunteer work with Bedford 2020 and the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series. Lauren is passionate about environmental stewardship and committed to creating a more sustainable community by reducing waste. Congratulations Lauren!      
Read more on the NAAEE website or Energize NY. 

Energize NY Welcomes New Staff Member 
Energize NY is pleased to welcome Lily McLoughlin as our new Assistant Director of Commercial Finance, responsible for managing and building our contractor network, and assisting PACE financing

applicants throughout the project development process. “I am excited to be able to help guide property owners through the PACE financing application and play a part in increasing clean energy adoption across New York State.”
Prior to joining Energize NY, Lily worked at Foundation Source as a financial analyst for a variety of private foundations. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Fairfield University, with minors in Finance and Spanish. Contact Lily at
Welcome Lily! 

Upcoming Events

Bedford 2020's Climate Action Summit- Hot Solutions for a Cool Tomorrow 
February 3, 2018
Bedford, NY 

Calling all policy-makers, environmental and business leaders, and community members who want to do something about climate change. Register now
Keynote Speakers:

- David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society
- David Gelber, Creator and Executive Producer of The Years of Living Dangerously


Agricultural Solutions Fair
March 15, 2018
Cobleskill, NY 

Energize NY will provide information on PACE financing at this free event for farms and agribusinesses, organized by NYSERDA, National Grid, and SUNY Cobleskill.  

Annual Meeting of EIC Municipal Members   
April 4, 2018
Yorktown, NY 

Save the date for our Annual Meeting to be held at the Energize NY Office in Yorktown Heights

Ready to start your clean energy project?

Is Your Municipality a Member of Energize NY? 

Here's How to Join.

There are 3 steps for a municipality to become a member:

1- Pass the Local Law which enables Energize NY (PACE) Finance

2- Sign a Municipal Agreement with EIC

3- Send a letter to the EIC Board formally requesting membership.

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Energize NYtm is a NY State mission-driven local development corporation that works with its member communities and property owners to unlock the energy savings in their buildings -- saving money, fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.  Energize NY drives demand for clean energy upgrades to existing buildings through community-based marketing and outreach and by providing affordable and accessible project financing.

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