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Catherine Luthin to Serve on NYC's LL97 Energy Grid Working Group

By 5 on July 2, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - July 2, 2020

Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates, has been appointed to serve on a working group that will advise the City of New York on the implementation of Local Law 97 of 2019 (LL97). LL97 is the centerpiece of the city’s Climate Mobilization Act which seeks to limit carbon emissions from existing buildings. This legislation impacts over 57,000 buildings across the city with the goal of reducing building-based carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 using 2005 and the baseline year. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal, the passage of LL97 is an unprecedented commitment to increase the sustainability of buildings in New York City.

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Rakesh Parasuraman to Serve on NYC’s LL97 Commercial Building Working Group

By 5 on July 2, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - July 2, 2020

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Senior Energy Analyst, Brendan Boyle, Joins 5/Luthin Associates

By 5 on April 20, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - April 20, 2020

Brendan Boyle has joined the national energy advisory firm 5 as a Senior Analyst for the company’s New York/Tri-State brand, Luthin Associates.Boyle brings his broad knowledge in the industry having extensive experience working at some of the largest energy brokers and suppliers for the past 14 years.

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Get to Know Eric Bratcher

By 5 on March 19, 2020

5’s Senior Zoltar, Eric Bratcher, sits down with the 5 by 5 Editor-in-Chief, Steve Kass.

SK: Did you always want to be a Zoltar?If not, what did your career path initially look like?

EB: No. In fact, when I started college at Texas A&M, my plan was to be an Air Force pilot.I joined the ROTC as a freshman, lived in Corps dorms and joined the Civil Air Patrol.  I learned to fly Cessna aircraft but soon realized that the altitude and pressure changes were giving me headaches.  And to be honest, flying wasn’t as much fun as I thought it would be.  I stayed with ROTC through my senior year, but by the end of my sophomore year at A&M, I realized that there were probably better ways for me personally to make a living.

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Get to know Doris Diaz

By 5 on February 24, 2020

As a high school student, Doris Diaz found that her love of math and her high attention to detail were a perfect fit for a career in accounting. She credits one of her high school teachers with uncovering this passion and ultimately helping her to land an accounting internship even before she started college. Ultimately, Doris graduated from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón with her BS in Accounting.

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Casey Luna joins Energy Industry Innovator, 5

By 5 on February 5, 2020

Irving, TX - February 5, 2020

Casey Luna has joined the Irving, Texas-based energy advisory firm 5 as a senior energy advisor. Casey brings his extensive experience in the energy industry, including his work with large commercial real estate developments, REITs, manufacturing facilities, the hospitality industry and more.

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Get to Know Dan Kraus

By 5 on January 21, 2020

Dan Kraus is one of 5’s most experienced energy advisors. He is also one of the most dedicated and genuine customer advocates in the industry.Dan is known for being tenacious about client satisfaction, going above and beyond to serve the needs of his clients and always doing the right thing. His clients know that they can depend on him to provide both great service and valuable energy advice for their businesses.

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Matt Shaw Bio

By 5 on January 1, 2020

Technology is a major catalyst for 5’s success. As the creator and architect of its technology platform, Matt plays a vital role in the company’s growth trajectory.

Matt joined the 5 team in 2014 to transform business operations with the conception, design, and management of the company’s proprietary technology, Level5. This platform streamlines 5’s entire value chain from marketing and operations to accounting and executive reporting. Level5 provides faster and better analytics, saves time, and improves accuracy and transparency.

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Stephen Kass Bio

By 5 on January 1, 2020

Steve’s diverse professional career includes 14 years of service as a distinguished Naval Officer, a nuclear submarine design engineer, and work as a university administrator in addition to nearly 20 years of experience in the deregulated energy industry. His technical and project management background, combined with his strategic planning prowess and the ability to lead others, makes him a tremendous asset for 5.

Steve joined 5 in 2013, having known and worked with several of the founding partners for almost 20 years across three different companies. In his role as Vice President, Steve manages the client experience team while also overseeing many of the sales and marketing operations of the company related to CRM management and recruiting.

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Andrea Marin Bio

By 5 on January 1, 2020

Andrea Marin joined 5 in 2017 to promote competitiveness and educate end-user clients throughout Mexico. In her role as General Director, Andrea is responsible for developing and managing the overall business, including oversight of strategic planning, business development, and operations.

Before 5, Andrea worked for an electricity supplier and natural gas marketer, in a business development role. She also has extensive experience in the regulatory and reform movements within Mexico, having worked for the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources, as well as several firms as an independent advisory and law clerk.

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