The Safina Center (Blue Ocean Institute)
80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
Eric Graham’s passion for developing and bringing transformative sustainable energy technologies to market has led him to start and manage businesses that have touched on every continent. He has engaged in cross-border trade in more than 30 countries, founding and/or growing more than a dozen early and growth stage businesses.
As Director of Residential Energy Efficiency Financing for Next Step Living, Eric develops NSL’s new privately funded financial products to enable homeowners to take advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems.
Prior to NSL, Eric co-founded and directed the TechBridge program for the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) and established a federally and privately funded grant award initiative for early-stage clean energy companies, U-Launch. Eric also led the development of the Building Technology Showcase at the Fraunhofer CSE, a first-of-its-kind project representing the future of sustainable design and construction, in which leading manufacturers contribute cutting-edge technologies for building-integrated research, development, and demonstration.
Eric holds a Finance & Insurance degree from Northeastern University, and received his MBA from Babson’s Franklin W Olin Graduate School of Business. He also holds two globally issued patents covering ultra low temperature refrigeration and transportation methods, using recycled CO2 gas as a refrigerant.