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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Clough Harbour Associates to open office at NYSERDA's technology and energy park, STEP

Albany-based Clough Harbour & Associates (CHA), a leading energy and environmental engineering services company, is expanding into new office space at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) in Malta, a project of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

“America’s engineering and design industry has fully embraced sustainable building in all its forms. For many years, we at CHA have been at the leading edge of this trend in providing design expertise for renewable energy generation and resource efficient buildings, infrastructure, and landscaped environments. With our new location on the STEP campus, we have a remarkable opportunity to team with some of the sharpest minds today at work on a range of clean energy and environmental challenges. With the support of NYSERDA and the collaborative atmosphere at STEP, we have a platform for making great strides in the business of sustainable design. All of us at CHA are looking forward to working closely with NYSERDA and our fellow professionals throughout the STEP community,” said Raymond J. Kinley, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, CHA Inc.

CHA is a full service engineering firm, employing 775, that has developed a strong practice area in renewable technologies, with nearly 30 offices across the east coast -- including a number of locations in New York State.  STEP is also home to TEC-SMART, the Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies, which opened its doors this past January.  A $13.5 million partnership between NYSERDA and Hudson Valley Community College, TEC-SMART features more than a dozen smart classrooms and advanced laboratories that will be used to train the workforce in green technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing, photovoltaic, home energy efficiency, geothermal, alternative fuels and wind energy.

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