Webinar for Climate Smart Community Leaders

Aug 14th 2014
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Webinar for  Climate Smart Community Leaders

Press releaseThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change will present a webinar that highlights Energize NY, a public program provided by the Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), a non-profit, local development corporation. Energize NY (PACE) Finance is New York State's commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program, designed to provide capital to eligible commercial properties that are implementing clean energy upgrades. 

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.

Information on the Climate Smart Communities program is available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html 

To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 

Energize NY PACE Financing is available to properties within municipalities that have joined the EIC by passing a local law. The local law enables the municipality to collect repayment of the financing through a special charge on the property tax bill. We will discuss how to engage elected officials in discussions about joining the EIC, and the necessary steps for EIC membership. Representatives from EIC member municipalities Orange County and White Plains will speak to their experience. We will also discuss best practices for working with property owners to take advantage of Energize NY PACE Finance. EIC’s close partnership with NYSERDA streamlines the energy audit process, creating a standardized process for property owners. 

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet. 

Office of Climate Change 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, New York 12233 
Phone: (518) 402-8448 
Email: climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Source: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/c5b054