Meet Pat Sapinsley, NYU’s new director of clean-tech initiatives

The industry veteran wants to help green companies overhaul their image.

That’s the message from Pat Sapinsley, the new leader of clean-tech initiatives at New York University (NYU)’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. Since June 1, Sapinsley has been overseeing PowerBridge and NYC ACRE, two clean-tech programs that NYU funds. Sapinsley wants to increase the collaboration between all departments of NYU to benefit participants in these programs.

Sapinsley said her top priority at NYU will be to bring “more services” to the 14 tenants working at NYC ACRE, an incubator for tech companies focused on improving energy-efficiency in building construction. NYC ACRE is based at the Urban Future Lab, in Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center.

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