Connecticut Cooperative Housing Conference: Keeping Our Homes Affordable

Empower Your Members. Strengthen Your Co-Op

The Connecticut Green Bank is hosting a free informational conference for housing cooperative housing leaders, members, and advocates on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the University of New Haven.

Workshop sessions will cover topics such as: the role of the board and shareholders; financial management; and resources available. Come network with other cooperative residents and practitioners.

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CT Green Bank 2017 PACEsetters Award Ceremony

Connecticut Green Bank PACEsetters Awards Ceremony

Join Connecticut Green Bank in recognizing those who “set the pace” for the green energy movement in 2017. Network with your peers, acknowledge our PACEsetters and connect with Green Bank staff.

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PACENation Summit 2018

The 2018 PACENation Summit is the only national conference focused completely on PACE! This year’s event marks our 10 Year Anniversary of PACE and will feature three days of content, interactive sessions, expert speakers, and many unique networking opportunities. We will bring together legislators, program administrators, financiers, contractors, building owners, government and nonprofit organizations to help grow the PACENation marketplace in a way that benefits everyone.

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gridCONNEXT Event

Policy & Business Meet the Grid:

gridCONNEXT Event in Washington D.C.

The utility industry is experiencing unprecedented changes – across business operations, technology deployment, policy frameworks, and financial models. gridCONNEXT, in Washington, D.C. December 4-6, promises to explore diverse perspectives and ideas poised to redraw energy markets and the utility landscape. Secure your spot at gridCONNEXT  by registering now.

With recent monster hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico; the growth of clean-energy, energy storage, and electrified transportation; and new business and regulatory models supporting investments in grid modernization – the need for this event has never been timelier. As you can see, the agenda for gridCONNEXT has come together in what will be a defining event for the grid and energy intelligence industry. This is a must attend event for Clean Edge subscribers, GridWise Alliance members, and industry stakeholders across the spectrum.

Don’t forget to register now for gridCONNEXT and book your room at the Washington Court Hotel (just 2 blocks from Capitol Hill and Union Station). 

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“Beyond Zero Net Energy” with Marc Rosenbaum

“Beyond Zero Net Energy” with Marc Rosenbaum

November 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Two Roads Brewing Company

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The next step “Beyond Zero Net Energy” is pushing to see how much energy used on site can be supplied by the PV system. In suntempered superinsulated housing, with PV system sized to zero out the annual consumption, only about 1/4 of the PV energy is used as it is generated. On-site battery storage makes it possible to drive this fraction up significantly. We’ll look at daily and seasonal residential energy use data from low energy homes, and how that compares to PV generation. Using an simulation tool that uses hourly inputs for energy use and PV generation, we’ll examine the effects of varying battery and PV array sizing, as well as load variation, on the degree of renewable self-consumption that can be achieved. We’ll draw some insights from all this and the implications for how we think about design.

Learning objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe both daily and seasonal patterns of residential energy use in low load houses.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to draw and describe a basic PV plus battery storage system conceptual one line.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how battery storage changes self-consumption fraction both daily and seasonally.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how adding battery storage to PV systems on low load houses changes how we think about designing those houses.

Obtain 2.5 HSW hours of AIA Learning Units

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E.Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. is a long-time student of making great buildings. He uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities connected to the natural world, supporting both personal and planetary health. Much of his recent work has been Zero Net Energy Buildings, Deep Energy Retrofits and Passive Houses. His work has been recognized nationally by ASHRAE, AIA, EEBA, and NESEA, but they didn’t see all the mistakes along the way.


  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking
  • 6:00 pm – Program start
  • 8:00 pm – Open for questions & discussion
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2017 Contractor Conference & Networking Event

2017 Contractor Conference & Networking Event

Wednesday, November 8  from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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Discuss market trends and opportunities for collaboration:

  • Grow your business by promoting deeper energy savings
  • Discuss industry gaps and opportunities
  • Learn how energy trends impact residential and commercial markets in Connecticut
What does the future of residential and commercial energy in Connecticut look like and what does that mean for your business? Hear from DEEP, Eversource, United Illuminating, and the Connecticut Green Bank about how the most significant emerging trends and technologies will impact you.

Event schedule:

2:30 – 3:00 pm  Registration       

3:00– 3:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)

Solar + the New CES
With the coming expiration of the ZREC program, the Comprehensive Energy Strategy lays out a new framework for solar in Connecticut. Hear from DEEP and others in the market about the proposals around net metering, RECs, tariffs and more. 

Growing Opportunities in Under-served Communities
The state is focused on ensuring inclusive prosperity. The energy burden is heaviest on communities with fewer resources. This session showcase contractors, property managers, and landlords taking advantage of Energize CT programs to help make energy improvements in distressed communities throughout the state. Learn about credit quality and consumer preferences of low to moderate income communities and  market tools for targeted engagement. 

4:00 – 4:50 pm – (Plenary) Emerging Opportunities in the CES
What does the future of residential energy in Connecticut look like and what does that mean for your business? Hear from DEEP, United Illuminating, Eversource, and the Connecticut Green Bank about the most significant emerging trends and technologies.  Presenters are: Bryan Garcia, CEO, Connecticut Green Bank; Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner, Depart. of Energy and Environmental Protection; Pat McDonnell, Senior Dir. of Conservation and Load Management, United Illuminating; and Ron Araujo, Manager of Energy Efficiency, Eversource.

5:00 – 5:50 pm – Break-out Sessions (Select One)

Strategic Electrification of buildings and transportation in the proposed CES
The proposed 2017 CES focuses on the importance of strategic electrification of the grid and transportation sector to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. Learn what strategic electrification means and how your company and benefit from these goals. 

Real Time, Real Savings: New Technologies for Optimizing and Meeting Building Energy Loads 
This panel will feature companies and their solutions for enabling customers to better understand and manage building energy loads through sensors, metering, smart controls, equipment upgrades, and energy storage. Brief product demonstrations will be followed by discussions of the Connecticut market, business model and financing innovation (including available Green Bank resources), opportunities to build relationships between contractors and a Q&A.

Quick, Healthy, & Green: Unlocking utility incentives and financing for Multifamily clean energy retrofits and new construction
Incorporating renewable energy and efficiency measures in multifamily retrofits and new construction projects is becoming more frequent and desirable.  This session will explore the tools necessary to advance green housing development at both the design and construction phases.  During this interactive session, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about your properties and projects, and learn how to achieve energy savings using other people’s money.

5:50 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Networking Reception

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14th Annual Energy Symposium hosted by The Energy & Environment Club of Harvard Business School

The Energy & Environment Club of Harvard Business School is hosting its 14th Annual Energy Symposium on October 21 which brings together over 500 top thought leaders, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs from across the energy industry for an exciting day of events on the HBS campus. The symposium includes annual start-up competition judged by leading venture capital professionals, entrepreneurs and energy industry veterans. Winning startups will receive $5,000 as well as significant mentoring from HBS professors and alum and networking prizes. For more details and a link to the application, see here: For questions email [email protected].

To learn more about the event, please visit Energy Symposium 2017: Exploring New Horizons and Energy & Environment Demo Day start-up competition



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Save Money with CT Energy Programs: A Free Public Information Workshop

Want lower energy bills? Join us at the Energize Connecticut Center for a free public information session to help residents take advantage of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Meet with energy program experts and local service providers to lock in long-term savings with little to no upfront costs.

A light lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop and children will be given a tour of the Energize Connecticut Center and provided activities during the workshop.

For more information, or to let us know you’re coming, please contact:
Julian Freund, Operation Fuel: (860) 243-2345, ext. 3308; [email protected]

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C-PACE Contractor Networking Event

See what’s brewing at our C-PACE contractor event!

Socialize and network with Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE team and other C-PACE contractors. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your network of contacts in the industry to help further your business goals. Provide feedback on the C-PACE program to members of the Green Bank’s Commercial, Industrial & Institutional team and learn about new opportunities for C-PACE contractors.

Enjoy food and beverages with other members of Connecticut’s C-PACE community!

For assistance, please contact [email protected]

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Premiere of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Premiere of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” 

July 28, 6 pm, Zhang Auditorium, Yale School of Management

165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

Reception: 5 – 6 pm with appetizers

Q&A afterwards with Anthony Leiserowitz & Kalee Kreider 


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Please join us at 6 pm on Friday, July 28th, for a free screening of the long-awaited followup to An Inconvenient Truth, one of the most powerful climate documentaries ever released.

Beforehand, we will have a 1-hour reception with appetizers. We will also be joined by Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Director Anthony Leiserowitz and Kalee Kreider, UN Foundation senior climate advisor and Al Gore’s former communications director, for a brief Q&A after the film. This screening and reception are open to the public.

Synopsis of An Inconvenient Sequel from Paramount Pictures

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

“It is increasingly clear that business not only has to contribute to put the planet on a sustainable path, it has to lead. And every manager knows that any change initiative has to start with a clear eyed examination of the facts. That’s why we are so delighted to have the Connecticut premier of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ at Yale School of Management.” — David Bach, Senior Associate Dean, Yale School of Management


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