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.
Energy efficiency is a huge step for decreasing harmful emissions and pollutants that are released into the air we breathe. NYC is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States, so being proactive in the transition to clean energy sources will only positively impact the planet and future generations to come.
Buildings are embedded into what makes NYC so unique. We hold a responsibility to our climate, and the building users. By prioritizing sustainable measures in newly constructed buildings, we can ensure buildings in NYC are created, and operated to serve the best interests of our people today, and for the future success of responsible urban development.
NYC building owners and managers have the power to reduce carbon emissions and create more sustainable buildings when implementing energy conservation measures. It’s important for the resiliency of the city and for future generations.
New York City is home to many people from around the world who take great pride in residing in one of the most dynamic and progressive metropolitan cities on the global stage. NYC has never been afraid of setting an example, and I’m proud to be part of a program that strives to help New Yorkers make the best choices for their homes, businesses, and for the planet’s well-being.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up in Chicago and now a NYC resident, I love cities and dedicated my career to improving the quality of life for all residents through urban planning and policy that prioritizes sustainability. Since buildings are the largest contributor to NYC’s carbon emissions, there is a lot of opportunity to improve. NYC building owners and managers have an important role in making NYC a more sustainable city in ways that can benefit them and their communities.
It is critically important for everyone to do their part and contribute towards solutions that address the current climate crisis. With a background in education and environmental stewardship, I believe every building counts, and spreading awareness about innovative clean energy technology is key. I look forward to supporting New York City building stakeholders with the implementation of their decarbonization strategies.
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.
Improving the quality of our homes and workplaces is one of the most direct ways to enhance the daily lives of New Yorkers. Energy efficient, future-proofed buildings mean healthier, more comfortable, and better performing spaces for everyone to live and thrive in our city.
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.
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.
New Yorkers rely on our buildings to live comfortably. Improving energy efficiency and powering building systems with renewable energy is essential as we mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. Helping building owners plan for upgrades and reduce greenhouse gas emissions helps ensure all New Yorkers benefit from cleaner air, safer spaces, and healthier homes.
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.
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.
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.
As a sustainability and climate equity professional, and a New Yorker, I am deeply committed to bringing the resources of the decarbonization movement to all NYC neighborhoods. At NYC Accelerator, as a dedicated team of energy experts, we have an opportunity to help building owners and property managers identify best practices to reduce their carbon emissions. We outline incentive programs and financing options that make the most sense for their projects, building types, LL97 compliance pathways, and budgets. Our neighbors – in every borough – and future generations of New Yorkers, can benefit from these resources that are available now.
My prior experience in financial services, risk management, and public housing gives me a unique perspective on the financial and operational challenges facing building decision-makers in NYC, particularly in the multifamily and affordable housing sectors. Cost savings from energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits can go a long way toward funding both improvements to our aging housing stock and the health and quality of life of residents.
Solar PV harnesses the unlimited, renewable potential of the sun and reduces our grid’s reliance on dirty, expensive fossil fuels. With solar, NYC building owners and managers can see reduced electricity bills, benefit from tax incentives, and support our transition to a decarbonized NYC.
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!
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.
Solar PV installations lessen the demand on New York City’s electric grid, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and helping to keep our city green and clean. Not only does solar help our city and its building stock decarbonize, investments in solar installations can also provide substantial financial benefits to all building types in the form of off-set electric consumption and decreased utility bills.
As a Service Provider Specialist for the NYC Accelerator Program, my goal is to connect building owners and property managers with qualified service providers and design professionals to solve their building-related challenges. This is done by simplifying vendor selections through our pre-vetted and carefully selected professionals who provide a high standard of service resulting in enhanced efficiency.
Case studies allow building stakeholders to share their experiences and best practices to inspire others to create change within the community. Recognizing entities leading change in energy performance across the city is essential. It sets an example for others to follow, spurs healthy competition, and, most importantly, raises awareness about energy conservation.
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.
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.
Over the past 11 years, I've helped implement NYC's policies through our building support programs, which have connected me to thousands of owners of NYC buildings. By improving how we operate our buildings, we have tremendous power to improve the air quality in and around our properties. Better buildings are more comfortable, more valuable, and they house happier, healthier people.
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.