NYC Clean Heat is a program that seeks to improve air quality and save lives by eliminating heavy oil use and accelerating the adoption of the cleanest fuels. Learn more about available resources to help NYC buildings switch to cleaner heating fuels.
The New York City Energy Conservation Code sets energy-efficiency standards for new construction and alterations to existing buildings. Find out more about the NYCECC guidelines and available energy code training programs here.
The DCAS DEM manages the energy accounts and energy efficiency initiatives for the City of New York. DEM is responsible for achieving the City’s ambitious PlaNYC goal of reducing municipal greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017. Find out more about DEM’s latest activities here.
As the City agency responsible for protecting New York City’s environment, DEP manages and conserves the City’s water supply, regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise. Find tips about water conservation here.
NYC Green House is a program developed by the NYC Dep’t of Housing Preservation and Development in conjunction with the Community Preservation Corporation and in collaboration with public and private partners. The program provides access to information and tax incetives that promote increased energy efficiency and sustainability among the City’s building owners. Find out more abou the NYC Green House program here.
Learn more about effective energy management for buildings, including tips on how to choose energy efficient equipment and appliances, increase lighting efficiency, and improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
PlaNYC is the City of New York’s long-term sustainability plan to help the city meet the challenges of a growing population, aging infrastructure, changing climate and evolving economy, and achieve a 30% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030. Read the plan here.
NYSERDA strives to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources and protecting the environment. Read more about how NYSERDA can help you meet your energy goals here.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Find further information here about energy basics, energy analysis, training and other research publications.
AIA NY COTE provides information and resources on building design and sustainability. COTE organizes activities and events that focus on leading architecs, green buildings, current technologies, product research and sustainable design practices. Learn more about AIA NY COTE here.
ASHRAE is a building technology society that focuses on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability. It provides access to research, standards writing, publishing and continued education. Find out more about ASHRAE here.
Developed by CUNY’s Building Performance Lab and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, with the support of EPA Region 2, the Building Performance Toolkit serves as a guide for buidling operators, building managers, property owners, and other real estate professionals to reduce energy costs and consumption.
BOMA is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. It aims to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. Learn more about BOMA here.
The BPL’s mission is advance energy-efficient building practices through research, outreach and training. Read more about BPL’s latest research about building automation systems and commercial retrofitting, training programs and certifications.
GreenHomeNYC is a community-oriented, volunteer-run organization and resource hub that aims to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City. It is also the New York City Chapter for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Learn more about GreenHomeNYC here.
Greenprint Foundation is a worldwide alliance of real estate owners, investors, financial institutions and other industry stakeholders committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry. Find out more about the Greenprint Foundation here.
IMT is a Washington DC-based non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. IMT studies market forces and their impact on investments in the energy efficiency and sustainability building sectors. Find out more about IMT here.
LISC is the country’s largest community development support organization, dedicated to helping low-income urban and rural communities transform them into healthy communities of choice. Find out more about LISC’s programs and resources here.
The NYC UTIC is a partnership between the City of New York, Columbia University, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and City University of New York to increase the level of clean technology innovation in NYC. Find further information about UTIC and the services it offers here.
The Center for the Sustainable Built Environment at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate provides a multidisciplinary, collaborative platform to foster innovation and advance the practice of sustainability in the real estate and construction industries through applied research, education, and outreach. Find out more about SBE’s programs here.
The Pratt Center for Community Development brings together various stakeholders from the fields of architecture, urban planning, community organizing, economic development, and public policy to collaborate with community-based partners and build sustainable and successful city neighborhoods. Find more information about its programs and resources here.
Urban Green Council is the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and aims to lead the advancement of sustainability in urban buildings through education, advocacy and research. It is comprised of in-house experts and volunteers who provide educational and networking events, conduct research and advocate urban sustainability. Find out more about the Urban Green Council here.
The Urban Green Council is also conducting free outreach sessions about Local Law 87 – Audits & Retro-Commissioning. Click for next available sessions and to register: http://urbangreencouncil.org/GGBPEducation