Rhode Island College, Office of College Communications and Marketing, News Release


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A panel of industry experts will speak at a Green Business Forum at Rhode Island College on Wednesday, April 5, to discuss energy efficiency. The forum will run from 2-4 p.m., in Alger Hall 110, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will speak about various energy efficient projects using programmatic incentives from National Grid. The programs include the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Renewable Energy Fund and bill financing incentives.

James C. Murphy, Rhode Island College sustainability coordinator, will moderate the forum and speak about recent projects at RIC – such as LED lighting in residence halls – that have been completed under National Grid programs.

RIC School of Management Dean Jefrey Mello will offer opening remarks at the forum.

Panelists will include:


·      Meghan Keefe, Rhode Island College associate director of facilities & operations

·      Wendy Carreiro, National Grid sales and energy efficiency analyst

·      Benjamin Rivers, National Grid RI program strategy and evaluation analyst

·      Marisa Albanese, National Grid manager of community and customer service management

Established in 1854, Rhode Island College serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work, the School of Management and the School of Nursing. For more information, visit www.ric.edu.