Neighborhood Energy Forum

Neighborhood Energy Forum : Energy Efficiency and Affordability Where We Live

Join Sustainable Flatbush and our partners for a gathering to learn about funding for energy efficiency improvements for single- and multi-family residential buildings.


  • * Government financial incentives for
    weatherization and all major energy efficiency
    upgrades, for large rental and coop buildings
    as well as 1-4 family homes
  • * Tax credits and other funding opportunities that
    make renewable energy a viable option in 2010
  • * Contractors and other professionals who can
    get it done
  • * Getting started with your project


  • * Tenant and neighborhood
  • * Building owners
  • * Management companies
  • * Co-op boards and shareholders
  • * Homeowners
  • * Housing advocates

You will hear from the experts about what to do, step-by-step, and an Energy Fair will feature contractors who specialize in this kind of work.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • * Andrew Padian (VP for Energy Initiatives, Community Preservation Corporation)
  • * Chris Neidl (Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Solar One)
  • * Wendy Fleischer (Coordinator, NYSERDA Energy Smart Communities for Brooklyn/Queens)
  • * Jonathan Flothow (Steam Balancing Company)
  • * Ellen Honigstock (Architect and Sustainable Building Strategies consultant)
  • * Louis Rizzo (Energy Efficiency Lead Program Manager, National Grid)

Energy Fair Vendors:

Relevant Links:

In 2008, Municipal Arts Society and Flatbush Development Corporation published their Imagine Flatbush 2030 report, which identified the lack of energy efficient buildings as one of the neighborhood’s greatest challenges.

“Inefficiency drives up energy costs, contributes to air pollution (almost 80% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions are produced by buildings), and hurts everybody, especially low-income people. That is why Sustainable Flatbush is organizing this event, to help residential building stakeholders raise the money they need for major energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects, and for neighbors to share resources and best practices.”

— Anne Pope, Executive Director, Sustainable Flatbush.

Elected Officials scheduled to attend:

New York State Senator Kevin Parker
New York State Assemblymembers Rhoda Jacobs and James Brennan
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (representative)
New York City Council members Mathieu Eugene, Brad Lander, and Jumaane Williams


Saturday, March 20th, 2010 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Brooklyn College Student Center, 6th floor
Campus Road and East 27th Street

View a map of the location here.

Space is limited, click HERE to register.

Event Partners and Sponsors:

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Click here to download a PDF version of the flyer to print and put up in your building, school, business, community center, congregation, etc.

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