About The Event


Access to capital for an energy-efficiency upgrade need not be an issue. Some upgrades require little funding. For those that do require investment, don't worry; there are many traditional and non-traditional financial resources available. A well-designed upgrade can provide your business a positive cash flow from energy savings while paying off the capital investment for new equipment.

Learn how to evaluate your facility, identify rebates and incentives, and determine the right debt financing option for your project.

Key Takeaways You Can’t Afford to Miss:

• Understand effective financing opportunities as a critical aspect of improving energy efficiency
• Generate cash flow by accelerating depreciation deductions on your building and deferring taxes
• Take advantage of rebates and incentives
• Leverage savings to improve your balance sheet
• Utilize performance based solutions, like performance contracting to make needed infrastructure improvements


Jamie Feltes, Business Banking Relationship Manager, KeyBank

Andrew Smyser, Manager, Energy Services, Greater Cleveland Partnership/COSE

Andrew Smyser is the Manager of Energy Services for the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). He leads the Assessment Program which provides Energy Audits to nonresidential buildings in Northeast Ohio. He provides guidance and information regarding utility rates and best practices around energy usage for businesses and organizations. He also works with building owners to evaluate, implement, and fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Brian McCarter, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc., CEO

Brian McCarter is CEO of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (SRS). SRS is an industry leader in administering commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) programs nationwide. SRS clients include C-PACE programs in Connecticut, Colorado, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area. To serve these markets SRS has developed a unique and scalable energy efficiency and renewable energy project scenario development, optimization and underwriting process which is built into its cloud-based platform.

Craig Miller, CPA, CGFM, MBA, President, Duffy + Duffy

Mr. Miller has been with Duffy + Duffy since 2007. He joined as a Project Manager, in 2011 was promoted to Vice-President, and in 2015 promoted to President. Mr. Miller is a CPA, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He has managed large scale commercial construction and public water purification and wastewater treatment plant utilities projects, as well as energy savings retrofit performance contracts. He has served on municipal planning and zoning boards, a tax incentive review committee, a historic preservation district design review board, and on an Ohio School Facilities Commission bond issue oversight committee.

Dan Mitchell, City Infrastructure Director, Energy & Environmental Solutions, Siemens

Dan Mitchell is an Energy Business Development Director for Siemens Building Technologies.  He has provided innovative solutions to many customers over the past 15 years.  Dan has developed a turnkey solution for building owners and facility managers to make needed improvements that create a positive cash flow.  Siemens can offer several different financial options to implement energy saving projects to meet your needs.  Thus, owners and facility managers can make needed improvements and reduce their operating costs without taking on more debt. 


Contact events@cose.org or call 216-592-2390 to register.

$10 for members of host organizations (AIA Cleveland, City of Cleveland, COSE, ASHRAE, Cleveland 2030 District, NEO USGBC)

$15 for nonmembers


$10 for members

$15 for non-members


RegisterTrouble registering? Contact events@cose.org or call 216-592-2390


Oswald Building

1100 Superior Avenue - 1st Floor Conference Room

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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  • The Building Education Series 2017

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