Micah Kotch currently serves as Director of Operations for the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) initiative at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, where he is helping develop New York City's emerging cleantech sector. NYC ACRE helps cleantech and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the City as a role model for a low-carbon future. A veteran of several successful start-ups, he most recently served as green initiatives coordinator for Pratt Institute, helping grow the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and establishing the Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (funded by a Federal DOE grant). He serves on the Board of the NY Chapter of the US Association of Energy Economists, the Green Finance Board of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and the NYU Sustainability Task Force.
About the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE)
The New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the City as a role model for environmental sustainability and smart growth.
All tenants must have a focus on alternative energy and clean technology, or a product or service offering that has a clear linkage to a more sustainable urban environment. Company sectors include, but are not limited to: energy transmission and distribution; energy storage; waste to energy; smart grid; building systems; lighting; advanced metering infrastructure; energy management; efficiency products and services; sustainable architecture and design; transportation and power systems; water management; green roofs; urban food systems; energy/environmental markets and financial services.