Saratoga, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
Chris Covell, president and founder of SmartWatt Energy, a leader in turnkey, integrated, design-build commercial, industrial and institutional energy efficiency projects, will be speaking at the 2014 New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Program (NY EXCEL) CLEANTECH: Education & Instruction at Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York on August 3rd-9th, 2014.
This week-long residency provides a forum for networking and mentorship, with the goal of educating entrepreneurs and executives about how to achieve success in this niche market, from navigating permitting requirements to utilizing emerging technology. Covell’s “Energy Efficiency Bootcamp” session will provide an overview of demand-side management reduction initiatives applicable in commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, including retro-commissioning, lighting upgrades and mechanical upgrades. He will be speaking on Thursday, August 7th from 1:00-2:30pm.
Since founding the company in 2002, Covell has grown SmartWatt into a multi-faceted, nationwide organization with hundreds of employees working in the energy efficiency field. The company has been named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. magazine three years in a row, was named the Fastest Growing Company in New York’s Capital Region by the Albany Business Review and Covell was personally named one of the Albany Business Review’s “40 Under 40.”
Through year-long mentorships with industry leaders, the intensive summer residency, and five weekend destination tours of notable cleantech facilities throughout the state, NY EXCEL program participants are prepared to present a viable business plan to key decision makers throughout New York state. The program strives to create actionable beginnings for aspiring entrepreneurs in the cleantech industry, with the goal of increasing the overall number of cleantech companies, thus creating well-paying jobs in New York State and addressing the long-term challenge of energy independence.
About SmartWatt Energy, Inc.
SmartWatt Energy is a unique energy-efficiency firm. It provides turnkey solutions for utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional clients and also develops proprietary software that streamlines internal workflow processes and provides comprehensive program reporting. SmartWatt Energy’s three divisions use cutting-edge technologies, design and processes to take on and solve their client’s toughest sustainability challenges: