Andrew Chintz has expertise in municipal and real estate finance, with a focus on affordable housing, and over 30 years of experience in financial services, primarily at MBIA, a municipal bond insurer. Andrew deploys his financial, analytical and business development skills to develop and promote energy efficiency programs for affordable housing properties. Currently, he is part of the RetrofitNY team at NYSERDA which is adopting the European “Energiesprong” model to drive scalable solutions for net zero energy (“Passive House”) level retrofits for affordable and student housing. While only recently joining the Bedford 2030 Board in January 2020, Andrew is well known to the organization due to his numerous related volunteer activities including his founding board member role in developing local PACE financing at Energize NY and his family’s role as one of the first homeowner’s to complete an energy audit and related energy efficiency improvements. Andrew also promotes Bedford 2030 initiatives through active board participation with the Katonah Historic District Advisory Commission, the Blue Mountain Housing Development Corporation, the Scotts Ridge Housing Corporation, the Climate Realty Project Westchester Chapter, and the Bedford Master Plan Resiliency Sub-Committee. Andrew has always been impressed with Bedford 2030 for its “ahead of the curve” drive in successfully promoting its sustainability goals and in the process, becoming a trusted community resource on climate change.