The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce will host a free Breakfast Energy Workshop for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the 3 West Club in Manhattan to help businesses learn how to identify energy savings opportunities and use incentives to offset the cost of an energy efficiency project, save money on their energy bills, and improve their facilities and fleets.
A breakout session will follow at 9:45 AM for lending organizations to learn how to partner with NYSERDA and offer NYSERDA’s low-interest loan products to finance energy efficiency projects. The breakfast event will feature opening remarks from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and expert presentations on programs from NYSERDA, Consolidated Edison (ConEd), and Empire Clean Cities. These and other organizations such as the Small Business Development Center will be on-hand to network, answer questions, and assist attendees in signing up to receive a free small commercial and not-for-profit energy assessment.
The meeting will also focus on available cash incentives and low-interest loans from NYSERDA to install the recommended measures, as well as other opportunities available from ConEd and Federal programs. Incentives for vehicles that reduce gasoline and diesel fuel such as compressed natural gas and electric vehicles will also be presented.
All Manhattan and regional small business owners and not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to attend the workshop.
Using NYSERDA and utility energy efficiency incentive programs to update commercial spaces helps our local businesses realize energy savings and improve their bottom line. We look forward to seeing our local business owners there to learn about the resources and funding available to them.