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Outreach Services for NYSERDA Programs Available
For Immediate Release

September 30, 2011
Fonda, NY

 Through the NY Energy Smart Communities Program there is outreach services available for leveraging resources through NYSERDA Programs. Mark De Chiro is the vetted Regional Coordinator under contract for the NY Energy Smart Communities Program effort funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Mark’s outreach extends to small and large business for multiple programs funded by NYSERDA that help reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency. Outreach services are at no cost to the end-user. With the new economic development efforts underway here in NYS applying for the programs are now streamlined. Please feel free to call Mark, he can meet with you and provide any assistance you need about these programs (listed below).
  1. New Construction Program – The New Construction Program (NCP) provides technical assistance and financial incentives to promote the installation of energy-efficient natural gas and electric equipment in new and substantially renovated commercial and industrial buildings.
  2. FlexTech Program – The FlexTech Program provides eligible New York State commercial, industrial, and institutional end users with objective and customized studies and engineering analysis to help make informed energy decisions.
  3. Existing Facilities Program – The Existing Facilities Program (EFP) offers Performance-Based incentives to encourage applicants to implement cost-effective energy efficiency projects that deliver verifiable annual energy savings. EFP also offers Pre-Qualified incentives to encourage applicants to purchase and install more energy-efficient equipment for small-sized energy projects and equipment replacement projects.
  4. Industrial and Process Efficiency Program – The Industrial and Process Efficiency Program (IPE) assists commercial and industrial manufacturers and data centers in identifying ways to improve energy efficiency through capital investments and process improvements by offering capital incentives and practical technical assistance while recognizing the importance of sustaining reliability and maximizing uptime.
Mark De Chiro 
Regional Coordinator
Capital Saratoga Energy $mart Communities Program
Courtney Strong Inc.
Independent Contractor to NYSERDA
(518) 542-5175

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