March Green Scene
Sarah Oral, PE, LEED AP BD+C is a licensed engineer specializing in the fields of transportation and sustainability planning, design, and analysis at Cameron Engineering, a full-service engineering firm located in Woodbury, NY. She is currently serving as the Long Island coordinator for the Clean Energy Communities program for the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Prior to the Clean Energy Communities program, Ms. Oral was the Long Island coordinator for NYSERDA’s Climate Smart Communities program and helped local communities complete Climate Action Plans and create initiatives for waste reduction, energy efficiency, efficient land use, and help create community-wide GHG reduction targets. Ms. Oral also organized the creation of the Long Island CRS Users Group to help support and educate communities about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. In addition to her day job, Sarah has served as a Trustee in the Village of Roslyn since 2013.
NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program – Presentation Topic
The NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program provides funding, direct technical support, and recognition to local governments that demonstrate leadership in clean energy. The free technical support that is provided can help communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and implement clean energy projects through the completion of high-impact actions that not only reduce a community’s reliance on energy, but also save money, foster a vibrant economy, and help the environment.
Cameron Engineering Blurb
Operating from our offices in Woodbury, Manhattan, and White Plains, Cameron Engineering possesses a diversified range of experience in various facets of private, residential, municipal, educational, commercial, industrial and environmental engineering. Cameron Engineering is comprised of experienced and qualified professional engineers, landscape architects, planners, facility operators, and environmental scientists, many of whom hold LEED accreditation and are dedicated to providing professional, timely and responsive services.
Evan H. Kolkos, New York Power Authority
Manager- Business Development
Evan is a Business Development Manager focusing on Renewable Energy in the Energy Solutions Division at the New York Power Authority. He manages programs and projects in the areas of renewable energy, solar, battery storage and market development. Before joining the NYPA, Evan held positions in the field of finance and capital markets. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Curry College.
New York Power Authority’s primary mission has always been to allocate low-cost, reliable power to invigorate the state’s economy. The NYPA is the country's largest state public power organization, producing some of the cheapest electricity in North America. Their 16 generating facilities and over 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines produce the power to help sustain hundreds of thousands jobs statewide. They are a national leader in promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable-fuel and clean-energy technologies. Their energy efficiency projects save New Yorkers more than $148 million a year, cutting annual oil use by over 2.7 million barrels and offsetting the release of approximately 890,000 tons of greenhouse gases. Their clean transportation program has placed more than 1,300 electric-drive vehicles into service.
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