Louis Rizzo (left) with Paul Smith of National Grid.

1. Share your favorite energy factoid.
For more than 16 years, I have held various energy efficiency and customer growth roles at National Grid. I manage all NYC agencies accounts, NYCHA accounts, and NYC Mayor’s office Build-it-Back program. In my prior role, I managed all of National Grid Gas Energy Efficiency commercial, multifamily and residential programs in New York City and Long Island service areas. These programs provide financial incentives to commercial, industrial, multifamily and residential customers implementing natural gas energy efficiency measures.

2. What energy conservation campaign would you start in your office or want to share with other offices?
Over the last nine years, I have created and implemented a host of energy campaigns as well as initiatives that have assisted with achieving our New York City and Long Island sales and energy efficiency program goals. Some of these campaigns and initiatives include a) a direct install programs for the multifamily and commercial markets b) a boiler tune-up program targeting large commercial and multifamily customers c) segmented marketing campaigns promoting conversion and high velocity air conditioning services for our unregulated business units.

3. What are you reading right now?
Generally, I read news and other media articles related to the energy industry, markets trends and local news.

4. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?
I am a very energy conscious person that takes active measures in reducing my energy usage and carbon footprint.  In my home, I have installed a boiler reset control, insulated my heating pipes, replaced my lighting with LED bulbs, and weatherized my home.

5. What is your personal superpower?
I am a creative individual that has strong skills in contract negotiations, problem solving, project management, financial analysis, management, and maintaining/growing clients.

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