“Solar Ready” Seminar

Building Solar Ready

Click here to read the press release on the seminar.

Friday, April 28th, 1:30 – 4:30

Sustainability Institute at Molloy College

Long Island consumers are asking for “solar ready” construction and some Towns even require it.

Learn what building solar ready really means in terms of design, solar access, production, and future potential savings.

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Part I: Why Build Solar Ready?
General overview for builders, developers, municipal leaders, more.

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Part II: How to Build Solar Ready?
Technical overview & CE credits for Architects and Engineers
Course provided by: Greg Sachs, PE. and Tom Baccarella, NY Building Technology Group

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Long Beach State Street Energy Independence Contest



Calling all homeowners from New York to Nevada!

Complete energy independent activities by the 4th of July to earn points for your street and your team could win a $2,000 Street Grant!

Do you want to be the most “energy independent” street on the West End? It’s time to represent your state street in this year’s Independence Day contest. The rules are simple, participate by voting, sharing, and engaging in energy actions before July 4th. You’ll be able to monitor your streets progress here on the leaderboard.


  • Sign Up Here -OR- Text (516) 554-4084 with the words “INDEPENDENT [your street name and house number]”
  • We’ll count your vote and give your team 10 points!


  • 1st place – $2,000 Street grant or “participants night out”
  • 2nd place – $1,000 Street grant
  • 3rd place – $500 Street grant

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In Partnership with:

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“Long Island Green Homes is proud to partner with Empower Solar in this unique, innovative competition that will engage residents of the City of Long Beach in performing sustainable actions. By combining our efforts, we are promoting the concept of whole home solutions, integrating both energy efficiency and renewable energy. Through this effort, we hope to have a significant impact in making the City of Long Beach a more sustainable place to live.”

-Neal Lewis, Executive Director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College