Tria Case, Esq.
University Director of Sustainability and NYSolar SmartTria Case, Esq.,is the University Director of Sustainability for the City University of New York (CUNY). Since 2006 Ms. Case has led the development and the implementation of multiple U.S. Department of Energy funded solar programs on behalf of New York City and now New York State, leading to a significant growth in solar capacity and a more than ten-fold increase in installation companies. One of the current focuses of Ms. Case’s work is to identify and addresses soft or 'Balance of System' costs for the implementation and adoption of solar in NYS. This work is being conducted collaboratively through NYSolar Smart, a program Ms. Case developed that is supported by Federal and State Initiatives. In addition, Ms. Case coordinates and provides resources to CUNY’s 24 institutions of higher education to meet the goal of reducing CUNY’s energy consumption through the Sustainable CUNY Conserves program. Ms. Case has secured funding for a $1-million dollar revolving loan fund, the Sustainability Investment Fund, which fund supports projects on CUNY campuses producing energy savings and other sustainability benefits. Ms. Case is currently working with the CUNY Economic Development Corporation as director of CUNY SustainableWorks, a commercialization program for cleantech and formed the NYCleantech Collaborative to accelerate the adoption of technologies designed for urban applications. Ms. Case also serves as Vice President of CUNY Ventures Inc., Sustainability Division. Formerly, Ms. Case served as the Director of the office of Environmental Business Services for Empire State Development Corporation and received her undergraduate degree from Union College and earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.