Reach out for Clean Energy Coaching
Our free energy coaching can help you answer your energy questions, such as:
- Do I need an energy audit? How do I get one?
- Are there things I can do myself to cut energy use and save money?
- Are heat pumps right for me?
- Can I save money with community solar? How do I choose?
- Do I need an EV charger? How much do they cost?
As well as answer questions you didn’t know you had.
Sign-up for a Zoom meeting or telephone call below by using the calendar under the coach that can best address your questions and meet your date and time availability!
Meet the Clean Energy Coaches
Tom Konrad, PhD, CFA, is a portfolio manager, financial analyst, and freelance writer specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, to review energy updates and state programs with community members. He also serves as the Chair on the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission, and has joined the NYCP as our first Clean Energy Coach!
Joe Montuori has been coaching residents and small businesses on energy efficiency and clean energy transitions since 2020. He is a Cornell Cooperative Extension-trained Energy Navigator, and the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Sustainable Putnam. Joe has transitioned to clean energy in his own home and has owned and driven three different electric vehicles since 2017. As a retired educator, Joe thoroughly enjoys helping others by sharing his knowledge, insights, and real world experience. While Joe is not an NYCP Clean Energy Coach we are excited to partner with him to highlight his free coaching consultations for Putnam County and beyond!
Our EV Experts!
Samrat Pathania grew up in India. His childhood love for science and mathematics culminated in a degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (India). After working several years as a software engineer with various multi-national corporations, Samrat became a teacher and currently teaches physics, mathematics, and software programming courses at Wallkill High School. He is a member of the New York State Master Teacher Program and was named the sole winner of the 2017 STEM Teacher Scholarship from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Samrat is the former chair and coordinator of the New Paltz Climate Action Coalition. He is also a Climate Reality Leader and currently serves as co-chair of the Hudson Valley/Catskills chapter of the Climate Reality Project.
Steve Wehr is a retired IBM senior engineer and electric vehicle enthusiast. Since he bought his first EV in 2019, he has written several papers, given classes and presentations on EVs and charging, and been published by Sustainable Hudson Valley. Steve spends all day reading about electric vehicles, charging, renewable energy, and battery technology, so you don’t have to.