PathStone partners with NYSERDA for energy efficiency outreach

ROCHESTER, NY (June 29, 2011) — PathStone Corporation received an award of approximately $420,000 over two years from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to conduct outreach in the Finger Lakes Region to encourage energy efficiency improvements by residents and businesses.  PathStone will target communities in Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties with high energy consumption in relation to income, to conduct regional outreach, education, recruitment and enrollment in energy assessment and low-cost financing programs made possible by the Green Jobs-Green New York Act of 2009.

Green Jobs Green New York was created by the New York State Legislature to promote energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and green house gas emissions, support sustainable community development, and create job opportunities. 

PathStone will encourage energy efficiency improvements through connections with regional participating Green Jobs Green New York contractors, utility companies, various community partners, grassroots outreach, educational workshops, marketing, and participation in training opportunities for green jobs. PathStone is one of seven Constituency-Based Organizations (CBO) in Upstate New York selected to partake in the program.

“We are excited about working with our new constituency-based partners to expand our outreach and training efforts under Green Jobs Green New York,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., president and CEO of NYSERDA. “This very localized approach will help NYSERDA reach people that we may not have reached otherwise. We’re trying something new that we believe will have a great impact in getting people to make their homes and businesses more energy-efficient.”

PathStone will partner with NYSERDA to provide education and attract requests for: free and reduced-cost “whole-house” energy assessments; audits for buildings used by small businesses and not-for-profit organizations; low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements; and participation in green job training opportunities.

For more information contact:                                                                                         

Robert Cain, Weatherization Program Coordinator

Phone: 585-340-3725

E-mail: rcain@pathstone.org


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