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Kingston, NY 12401
845-331-2140 ext. 260
RUPCO Outreach Coordinators 
Area 1: Greene &
Ulster Counties
Michael Courtney
Cell: 845-417-8659

Area 2: Columbia & Dutchess Counties
James Kopp
Cell: 845-332-8442

Area 3: Delaware & Sullivan Counties 
Michael D'Arcy
Cell: 845-705-7883

Area 4: Putnam & Westchester Counties
Hugo Jule
Cell: 845-684-5107
Area 5: Orange &
Rockland Counties
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RUPCO Green Jobs-Green NY Program


Greetings from RUPCO 

Green Jobs Green New York


The RUPCO Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) Team welcomes the new subscribers to our newsletter community! RUPCO's mission is to "strengthen homes, communities, and lives." The GJGNY Team's goal is to make NYSERDA's Home Performance with ENERGY STARŪ (HPwES) program readily accessible to New York homeowners. We educate and advocate for homeowners, renters and landlords, supporting their participation in the program. They save money and energy while supporting community efforts to decrease our carbon footprint. 


RUPCO is one of ten Constituency-Based Organizations (CBOs) under contract to NYSERDA to do outreach to promote their residential energy programs. To date, RUPCO's outreach has resulted in roughly 22% of all CBO residential energy upgrades (372), and they have assisted customers with GJGNY financing resulting in roughly 28% of all CBO affiliated loans (177). RUPCO's strategic partnerships include Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Energize NY, Mid-Hudson EDGE Program (Courtney Strong Inc.), Solarize Hudson Valley, HPwES contractors as well as municipal partners. RUPCO is a trusted community partner throughout the Mid-Hudson and Westchester Region.

Get Great Group Discounts 

with Solarize Hudson Valley! 


Solarize Kingston kicked off in May with well-attended events like this community workshop.


Solarize Hudson Valley is a regional campaign to make it easier and more affordable for households and small businesses to go solar. Solarize combines the power of community with group purchasing for incredible discounts - as much as 10% to 15% below market rate! The more people that commit to going solar, the lower the cost gets! Now is the time to get involved to get a great deal on installing your own solar energy system. Solarize works with highly qualified, pre-selected installation firms and community outreach volunteers, so you can trust the work to be done right.


RUPCO and Solarize Hudson Valley are working together to encourage homeowners to get a free home energy assessment through NYSERDA before installing a solar energy system - to "Reduce then Produce." This way, homeowners can reduce their energy usage first, and then possibly reduce the size of solar panels needed.


 Upcoming Solarize Events:

Saturday, July 11th

Saturday, July 11th

Wednesday, July 15th

Open House

1:00-2:30 PM

Home of Jeff Broido:

25 Presidents Place, Kingston

Launch Event

1:00-2:30 PM

Polhill Park, Corner 9D

& Main, Beacon

Launch Event

7:00-8:00 PM

Rosendale Cafe, 

434 Main, Kingston


Wednesday, July 22nd 

Saturday, July 25th


Community Workshop:


420 Broadway, Kingston


Farmers Market


Uptown Wall St., Kingston





To learn how to get started, contact Michael D'Arcy at RUPCO (845)-331-2140x267 or go online to http://www.solarize-hudsonvalley.org/

Natural Gas Conversion 

Plus Energy Efficiency = Big Savings


If you have natural gas available for your home but currently use another heating fuel, switching to natural gas heat plus installing other home energy efficiency measures can equal big savings. Central Hudson's "Whole House Approach" to converting to natural gas heat provides great incentives and low-interest financing. Start with a comprehensive home energy assessment through NYSERDA (free for most New York homeowners). Get the job done with no money down and saving right away!

To learn more, come to one of Central Hudson's July Open House Events, 6:30 - 7:30 PM at these locations:

  • July 20, Monday: Poughkeepsie: 284 South Avenue
  • July 21, Tuesday: Kingston: 2001 Route 9W (Lake Katrine)
  • July 22, Wednesday: Newburgh: 610 Little Britain Road (New Windsor)
  • July 23, Thursday: Fishkill: 25 Central Hudson Way

To RSVP, email Central Hudson at: SimplyBetter@cenhud.com