Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:00 – 8:15 pm
Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street
Manhattan, NYC, NY
6:00 “Policy, Regulation and Marcus Garvey Microgrids,” Nick Lombardi
7:00 “New Project Finance Blasts Past the Taxes and Tariffs,” Stan Fishbein
Nick Lombardi is the Principal at oio energy, a DER project development and consulting firm specializing in solar, submetering, storage, and microgrid development in multifamily and commercial buildings. Nick got his start in energy in 2005 when he managed the planning and implementation of the Sustainable Design Guidelines for the Work Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan, a massive infrastructure project that served as a survey course in green buildings. After settling on building energy use as his main area of interest, Nick began to focus on energy projects as discreet investment opportunities. In 2013 he joined Conservation Services Group (CSG, now CLEAResult) to design and run pilot projects in residential and multifamily energy efficiency programs for NYSERDA, and to launch a consulting group aimed at helping multifamily building owners and managers increase operating income through investments in energy saving projects. Nick left CSG in 2015 to take on his own clients, focusing on companies and projects in the emerging DER space in a REV-crazy New York. Nick has worked with a wide variety of DER companies, including Demand Energy, GridMarket, BlocPower, Brooklyn Power, and Sparkfund, largely on projects that feature multiple strategies and technologies layered on top of each other for deeper impact and greater operational flexibility. He was a key contributor to developing the microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village in Brooklyn, the NYCEEC solar loan for New York City co-ops and condos, the solar + storage installation that powered the Enel eVillage at the 2017 Formula E race in Red Hook, and a variety of solar + submetering projects in co-ops and condos in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. Nick is a LEED AP, and he holds a B.A. in International Relations from Trinity College, and a M.S. in Real Estate Finance from NYU.
Stanley S. Fishbein, JD, LLM-Tax, is Managing Partner at CleanView Capital, an equipment finance company specializing in providing leases and loans to commercial and industrial companies nationwide for their acquisition of solar and other clean energy systems.
With more than 30 years of diversified equipment leasing experience, he has held positions in the commercial equipment leasing subsidiaries of ABN-Amro Bank, Chrysler Corporation, CitiBank, and Textron Corporation.
Since 2008, Mr. Fishbein has served as a board member of the New York Solar Energy Society, a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. His popular presentation “Making Solar Affordable” was the catalyst for his creating a solar ownership program that uses a “traditional” operating lease to provide companies with a low-cost path to ownership at an affordable price.
After his admission to the Massachusett’s Bar, Mr. Fishbein began his professional career in the tax department at Touche Ross & Co., CPAs, one of the “Big 8” public accounting firms prior to its merger with Deloitte. He holds an LLM degree in taxation from Boston University School of Law and a JD degree from Suffolk University Law School, also in Boston.
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