Belcourt Castle http://ripr.org en Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades http://ripr.org/post/alex-and-ani-founder-seeks-edc-grant-belcourt-upgrades <p>The founder of Alex and Ani is seeking a grant from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The grant is to help make Belcourt Castle in Newport more eco-friendly.</p><p></p><p>Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian bought Belcourt Castle, renamed it Belcourt of Newport, and is now refurbishing the place. Rafaelian is seeking a grant of $18,500 for a solar array and a geothermal heating and cooling system. &nbsp;The grant would come from the EDC’s Renewable Energy Fund.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:26:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 24712 at http://ripr.org Alex And Ani Founder Seeks EDC Grant for Belcourt Upgrades