Tompkins County
New York

Other - Action Item

Proposed Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Business Energy Navigator Program Energy Consulting Services


Department:Planning and Sustainability DepartmentSponsors:
Category:OtherFunctions:Energy Conservation


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Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Borgella explained this is part of the Clean Energy Communities Grant that the Department was awarded on behalf of the County and it is seeking to hire consulting help for assistance in training the new position of Energy Navigator and to have up to five energy consulting teams on retainer for businesses to select for assistance in making the best design and energy use consideration choices. She said the details of the program are still being finalized. She spoke of renaming the program as the Business-YES (Business-Your Energy Savings) program with the idea of assisting a business with a certain level of benefit and then they would be responsible to move further.

Following an inquiry made by Ms. Robertson, Ms. Borgella stated the program has been funded as follows:

· $125,000 from the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Grant,

· $35,000 annually from the IDA/TCDC fund balance, and

· $50,000 annually as budgeted in the Tompkins County budget.

Ms. Robertson inquired about how the County would be able to provide funds for consulting services for this program. Ms. Borgella will consult with the County Attorney and let Committee members know.

MOVER:Amanda Champion, Vice Chair
SECONDER:David McKenna, Member
AYES:Anna Kelles, Amanda Champion, David McKenna, Deborah Dawson, Anne Koreman