Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) is a New York State non-profit, local development corporation that is focused on helping property owners reduce energy waste, save money and improve the quality of their buildings through clean energy projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy.
EIC offers its Energize NY services (project financing and building owner support) in all its municipal members as well as operates Solarize Westchester.
EIC is controlled by its member municipalities, which include counties and cities across NY State and Towns in Westchester County.
The overarching goal of the Energy Improvement Corp is to save money and energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York State, by enabling energy related improvements that meet or exceed state standards through innovative community based outreach and marketing efforts. In addition, it will be a purpose of the Corporation to facilitate and finance qualified energy efficiency improvement projects and renewable energy system projects for residents, organizations, institutions and businesses in participating municipalities in New York while operating in a financially self-sufficient manner.
EIC’s Board of Directors meets four times a year at different locations, including at EIC’s offices at 2051 Baldwin Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Check the Meeting Schedule link on the left sidebar (under the "About EIC" heading) for details on upcoming meetings. If you are on a mobil device, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all links.
If you are a municipality interested in becoming a member of the EIC, click here to learn more. If you would like to have your community join EIC, view a sample letter that you can send informing your municipal leaders of the EIC opportunity
Energize NY Staff and Municipal Member Representatives
On Wednesday, April 4th, Energy Improvement Corporation held its Annual Meeting of the Members at its offices in Yorktown. Thank you to all our Members and supporters who participated in-person and via video. 34 municipalities (approximately 83% of membership) were in attendance. Board Chair Charles B. Strome III, City Manager of New Rochelle, oversaw the official proceedings, including Board elections. The Members elected two new Directors: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and City of Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey were unanimously elected to three-year terms. Current Board members Madison County Administrator Mark Scimone, Dutchess County Finance Commissioner Heidi Seelbach, and City of Rye Administrator Marcus Serrano were unanimously elected for three-year terms.
EIC staff reviewed accomplishments from 2017, such as the amendments to the NYS PACE law (Article 5-L) and our Members’ local laws that will make Commercial PACE financing more accessible, as well as current initiatives to develop PACE products that will help overcome previous challenges to project development. Attendees also heard about the success of Energize NY Residential programs, which are member-funded initiatives to help homeowners move ahead with energy efficiency upgrades.
Pictured in the photo are staff, community leaders and friends of EIC, as well as municipal representatives including EIC Board members Heidi Seelbach, Finance Commisioner of Dutchess County, Andre Rainey, Mayor of the City of Peekskill, Board Chair Charles B. Strome III, City Manager of New Rochelle, Warren Lucas, Town Supervisor of North Salem, Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor of Ossining, Jason Garnar, County Executive of Broome County, and Peter Parsons, Town Supervisor of Lewisboro. Peter stepped down from the Board this year, and we are grateful for his years of dedication to EIC!
View the 2018 Annual Meeting presentation