Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in the sustainable energy community


The Sustainable Energy Expo is a professional business event designed to provide engineers, contractors, developers, architects, energy consultants, bankers and others involved in the building trade an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in non-fossil fuel energy solutions and how they can be integrated into new and existing building projects. 

The show will feature exhibits by companies that manufacture, distribute and install commercial solar and heat pump equipment, energy consultants who can advise architects and engineers on appropriate technologies for their projects, and experts in finance with creative methods to help pay for sustainable energy installations. 


The show will also feature a full day of seminars with nationally-recognized expert speakers who will present on various types of non-fossil fuel sustainable energy systems, advanced construction techniques and financing options. Breakfast and lunch are included with your registration. 

This is a unique business event that everyone involved in the building industry building in Central New York and the Southern Tier should attend. 

Space is limited. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment. 

October 28, 2019
Sheraton Syracuse University
Hotel & Conference Center

Event produced by Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc., a non-profit organization

Produced by 

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Supporting Agencies and Organizations

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8:00am - 9:30am
Registration and Breakfast
9:30am - 10:30am

Opening Remarks

The Honorable J. Ryan McMahon II - County Executive, Onondaga County

Session 1 - Approaching Net Zero

“Toward a Sustainable Energy Future”

Scott Smith, Renewable Heating & Cooling team, NYSERDA

"Cracking the Code to Net Zero"

David Bruns, owner-manager, NetZero Village - Rotterdam, NY.


"New York's Path to Net Zero Carbon Buildings"

Greg Hale, Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency Markets and Finance, NYSERDA

10:45am - 11:45am
Session 2 - Solar Energy for Large Scale Buildings

"Here Comes the Sun: Solar Energy for Large Scale Buildings"

Mark Fobare, Co-founder, Monolith Solar Associates


"The Dollars and Sense of Solar"

Dennis Phayer - Business Development Director, EnterSolar

12:15pm - 1:00pm
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Session 3 - Air Source Heat Pumps

"Air Source Heat Pumps: Understanding the Basics”

Kyle Korman, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC

"Why ASHPs Are Perfect for New York State"

John Murphy, VP of commercial sales at Sweeney Rogers Geraghty, representing Fujitsu.

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Session 5 - Financing Your Sustainable Energy Project Panel


Tim Weber, Co-founder and Director of Business Development, Diverso Energy

Nat Hancock, Senior Program Manager,  National Grid

Jason Moore, Director, NY Green Bank on the Investment & Portfolio Management team

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Session 4 - Ground Source Heat Pumps

"Ground-Source Heat Pumps: A No-Brainer Solution"

Jay Egg, CMC, Geothermal consultant, Egg Geo


"Integrating GSHPs into Commercial and Multi-Residential Projects"

John Ciovacco, President, Aztech Geothermal

Trade Show

8:30am - 5pm

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