Cincinnati Solar Influencer: Jeremy Faust

Solar Influencer: Jeremy Faust

Cincinnati Solar Influencer: Jeremy Faust

“In essence, solar energy has been powering our lives for the last 200 years. The fossil fuels we have relied upon were the result of a natural process powered by the sun–organic material that has spent millions of years decomposing. Unfortunately, the burning of this material is causing increasing harm to our way of life.

The good news is that we have a much more efficient and sustainable way of harnessing the sun’s energy to power the things we do everyday, through solar photovoltaics. Even more encouraging, investment in a solar PV system is already more cost-effective than the cost of dirty fuel that comes from local utilities. Those of us with available roof space have the opportunity to save money and do our part to help protect our greatest resource for future generations.”

Jeremy Faust, Viox Services Inc.


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EPAD Energy Efficiency Financing Signed Into Law in Kentucky

Last month, Energy Alliance team members Andy Holzhauser and Jeremy Faust were in Frankfort to attend a bill signing for the Energy Project Assessment District Act, or EPAD.

EPAD, also known as PACE nationally, is a unique economic development tool designed to allow commercial and industrial building owners to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary special assessment attached to the property.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed the bill into law noting the energy and water saving potential that EPADs offer Kentucky businesses.

The Energy Alliance is working with partners throughout Kentucky to develop this new tool. If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 513-621-4232 ext. 3.


Governor Steve Beshear signing into law the Energy Project Assessment District Act. From left to right: Representative Russ Meyer, bill proponent; Representative James Kay, EPAD bill sponsor; Jeremy Faust, Energy Alliance Strategic Business Development Director; Governor Steve Beshear (seated); Andy Holzhauser, Energy Alliance CEO; Richard Pickren, Harshaw Trane Vice President of Finance; Brooke Parker, Frost Brown Todd.


Pen presented to the Energy Alliance as one of the 15 used to sign the bill into law.

The Collective Impact of Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella is an impressive local organization that brings together nonprofits, corporations, businesses, municipal leaders, and individuals with the goal of advancing our region’s environmental sustainability.

The Energy Alliance remains an active member of Green Umbrella having partnered on several regional initiatives, including the Green Umbrella Energy Challenge. Our CEO, Andy Holzhauser, is a member of the Green Umbrella Board of Trustees and our Strategic Business Director, Jeremy Faust, is the head of the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Action team.

We encourage you to watch this inspiring video recently released by Green Umbrella that demonstrates its far-reaching impact in the Greater Cincinnati area. The segment featuring our own Jeremy Faust discussing the group’s energy conservation work begins at the 3:30 mark .