Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus

Green Energy Ohio is proud to announce a series of virtual conversations on Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus. As Ohio begins to emerge from the initial phase of pandemic response, we are all wondering what comes next. Join us to hear media, business, academic and nonprofit leaders discuss the future from their perspectives. Ask them questions and share your ideas.

We heard from two journalists who cover clean energy issues. Now it’s time to hear from the business community. Join us to talk with two longtime leaders in the Ohio clean energy industry and hear their perspectives on getting back to work.

The second conversation will take place on Thursday, June 11 from 12:15 to 1:15 pm

Featuring Geoff Greenfield, Third Sun Solar and Steve Melink, Melink Corporation

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Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus: The Business Perspective

Steve Melink, Melink Corporation

Steve Melink is the founder of Melink Corporation, a provider of HVAC commissioning services, energy-saving kitchen ventilation controls, solar PV systems and geothermal HVAC for the commercial building industry since 1987. Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds a BSME degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Duke University. He is past president of the U.S. Green Building Council – Cincinnati Chapter; board member of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy; and former board member of Green Umbrella and Green Energy Ohio. Melink Corporation’s original headquarters in Cincinnati was the first LEED-Gold New Construction and LEED-Platinum Existing Building Certified office building in Ohio, with an Energy Star rating of 99 out of 100. Melink’s brand new HQ2 is also a Zero-Energy Building and over 50% of his employees drive hybrids or electric vehicles which can be charged onsite with renewable energy. Steve is the author of ‘CEO Power & Light – Transcendent Leadership for a Sustainable World’, and advocates for a clean energy revolution to improve our global economy, security, and environment.  

Geoff Greenfield, Third Sun Solar

Geoff Greenfield is a serial clean-tech entrepreneur committed to building great organizations that address human needs. In 2000 he founded Third Sun Solar, an award winning solar installation firm serving commercial, institutional, government and residential clients. After frustration with the available third party financing for solar projects, Greenfield founded New Resource Solutions, a fin-tech platform connecting project developers with investors and using technology to reduce project transaction expenses. He is a member-owner and former board member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative, a $500 million member-owned procurement group of leading North American solar installation companies. In 2003 Greenfield became a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, and has served on the NABCEP Board of Directors since 2012. Geoff graduated from Miami University and Ohio University (Masters in International Affairs) and was a Peace Corps Volunteer constructing water projects in Congo/Zaire Africa. Geoff lives in a net-zero solar home with his wife and business partner Michelle, and is the proud father of two young men.

Watch for details of the next conversation with Ohio nonprofit leaders: Sarah Conley-Ballew, Sustainable Energy Solutions Director, Rural Action, and Tristan Rader, Ohio Program Director, Solar United Neighbors!