What do Albany, Broome and Sullivan Have in Common?

Written by: Lauren Brois on Feb 13th 2017
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Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Orange County Deputy County Executive Wayne Booth and Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek at NYSAC

 

February 2016 -- Albany, Broome and Sullivan Counties became the most recent municipalities to join Energize NY, bringing total membership to 32 municipalities, representing over 5.3 million New York residents. Albany County is the first county in the Capital Region to join.

All three counties joined in January and an additional 5 municipalities have passed the local law to join and offer Energize NY PACE clean energy financing to commercial and not-for-profit building owners. 

These new members recognize that PACE serves both economic development and energy conservation goals by helping owners improve the energy performance and value of their buildings.  

“Broome County sees Energize NY PACE Finance as the best opportunity for encouraging investment by existing properties in renewable energy as well as energy efficiency,” says Jason Garnar, Broome County Executive. “We believe that offering PACE to our business and nonprofit communities will be a significant step towards preserving our natural environment, creating jobs in an expanding market, and making the building stock in Broome County more attractive and competitive.”

Sullivan County Executive Potosek echoed those sentiments. ”Energize NY PACE is an important tool for the county and its business community as it provides access to affordable clean energy projects and represents a sound investment in building a sustainable future,” he said. 

County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez said “economic development is a top priority of the county legislature and this [PACE] initiative fits well with our agenda.  “Improving [Sullivan’s] building stock with clean and efficient energy systems is not only good for business, but also good for our environment.”

“All size businesses as well as nonprofits can benefit from modernizing their energy infrastructure, and Energize NY PACE provides long-term, low-cost capital should a business choose to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy.