We offer free technical assistance with energy upgrades for buildings across the city. Hear from the specialists whose experience and expertise improve building performance and help us work towards a carbon-free NYC.
By working in the multifamily affordable housing space we can assist the building owners, property managers, and board members that really need our support the most. Energy efficiency is great for New Yorkers not only because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality, but also because it makes living and working in the city more comfortable and affordable.
As a born and bred New Yorker, it is important to improve my city to the best of my ability. Working with affordable housing, I'm happy to guide building owners through different energy efficiency upgrades. It's fulfilling to know I am helping improve the neighborhoods I grew up in by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
With over 24 years’ experience in the energy-efficient new construction and retrofit industry, I have seen the benefits that futureproofing buildings can have on decreasing carbon emissions and local law fines. When we value new building technologies and construction practices, we can create more efficient and resilient buildings.
Making improvements to our aging building stock is critical to NYC’s sustainability. Buildings are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York, and it is impossible to make progress towards our environmental goals without addressing energy waste in buildings. Energy efficiency and renewable upgrades also tend to deliver cost savings in addition to improving tenant comfort in our buildings.
It's important to make New York City a healthy place for our economic wellbeing and for the future - our children and grandchildren. Many of our beautiful buildings are still using steam-heating technology invented in the 1800s. Together we can reduce our buildings’ carbon emissions, save money, and help occupants be more comfortable.
As a forester turned energy efficiency expert, my passion for promoting building and environmental sustainability stems from caring for the planet. Its beauty, human, plant, and animal life depends on it. Ernest Hemingway said it best, "The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for." I trust that what currently feels difficult will become easier over time, and that includes creating buildings that use less energy and have lower carbon footprints.
Through a collective effort, we have to reinvent our city systems and create a greener future. That means making sure major stakeholders such as NYC building owners and managers, especially those in the multifamily affordable housing sector, have sufficient resources and support to implement energy efficiency measures. I’m proud to help the communities I grew up in as an account manager for NYC Accelerator.
I’m a former Midwesterner, but love everything about New York City – the energy, people, mix of cultures, food, and the buildings. Working with building stakeholders to carry out improvements and meet carbon reduction goals gives me an opportunity to help make my adopted home more resilient and an even better place to live.
To me, ensuring that NYC has the cleanest air of any large U.S. city is what it’s all about. A lot has been accomplished over the past decade but there is much more to be done. There are plentiful resources available and I’m proud our team helps NYC stakeholders determine which resources best meet their needs.
Our communities need every resource and guidance available to take action, and this is especially true of affordable housing. Climate justice communities need essential resources to successfully reduce their carbon emissions—resulting in empowered, resilient communities.
Our future depends on how we manage our buildings and energy choices. Our program accelerates the process of transforming buildings to make the city cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable for all—now and for generations to come.
I've always believed in driving sustainability practices and minimizing damage to the earth. We are helping building owners reduce tons of carbon emissions while addressing climate change. It's a win-win as we help buildings reduce energy costs and as we receive gratification from building owners who work with our program.
Allen Hobbs, Account Manager
I have lived in Manhattan my whole life and raised my family here. I love this city. Through NYC Accelerator, I am prepared and knowledgeable, and I am committed to educating and helping building owners and property managers find the best way to reduce carbon emissions in their buildings.
I grew up in NYC communities where asthma and illness rates correlated directly with disinvestment and poorly-maintained properties. We're providing valuable connections to resources, building capacity, and empowering New Yorkers in disinvested communities to co-create a cleaner, healthier, more resilient, and efficient city where they have a place and voice in the future of their communities.
How to address climate change due to the greenhouse effect is the most critical engineering problem to be solved in history. I am proud to be part of an industry that identifies cost-effective building improvements to reduce emissions, cope with aging infrastructure, increase property values, and improve the quality of life and health for all New Yorkers.
Climate change in NYC and our response to it require all hands on deck. Building owners and managers need all the help they can get to make energy efficiency and renewable upgrades. Rather than paying more as a result of the damage that carbon emissions wreak on our city, we can use our resources now to prevent further harm to communities and ecosystems.
Sustainability means fulfilling the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations—all while balancing the environment, equity, and the economy. Supporting NYC building owners and managers in making energy-efficiency and renewable upgrades reinforces our city’s position as a leader on the path to sustainability.
As a seasoned analyst and transactor in public financing and real estate finance, I have experience to offer when it comes to housing projects and programs. For the past ten years I have worked with building owners and other stakeholders to identify, facilitate, and implement financing options for specific building types and circumstances.
Solar energy is a clean energy technology option for building owners and managers to cut costs through electricity savings. In addition to savings on utility bills, building owners and managers can benefit from local, state, and federal incentives associated with their investment in a solar energy system. By installing solar energy, building owners and managers will also advance NYC's transition to a carbon-free future.
Aside from helping decarbonize NYC, solar energy will cost less and help building owners and managers reduce costs. Solar PV energy systems are long-term investments with long-term benefits, such as an operating lifespan of more than 25 years. Solar energy is a win-win for the city and our future!
To effect change, we must celebrate the small wins so that individuals who hold decision-making power are encouraged to take bigger and bolder actions. I’m proud to make this possible by providing a platform that celebrates wins for individuals and groups that are taking action to decarbonize our city and create a just and sustainable future for all New Yorkers.
Celebrating the efforts of buildings, businesses, and communities that are actively leading decarbonization helps drive the change needed to meet ambitious carbon goals. When we recognize those that are paving the way, we can create momentum, encourage others to participate, and transform the market.
The NYC Carbon Challenge allows organizations to network closely with the city and other leaders in the energy efficiency space for deeper decarbonization, peer-to-peer support, learning, and scaled-up advocacy and action.
Workforce development initiatives help interns get their feet in the door to start green careers. Interns gain knowledge to build a more energy-efficient city and service providers get help to achieve their goals.