Your toolbox of resources for organizations that contribute to the environmental efficiency of our planet. See one missing? Let me know & I'll share it here!
National and regional organizations with primary focus on energy.
American Solar Energy Society: national nonprofit organization, the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates.
ENERGY STAR: a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through advanced energy efficiency.
NECEC: New England Clean Energy Council- based in Boston, this organization is a regional non-profit organization representing clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England, and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that help clean energy businesses.
SolarCity: provider of energy services to homeowners, businesses, and government/non-profit organizations.
United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon: international, collegiate solar home competition.
United States Department of Energy SunShot Initiative: a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity.
United States Green Building Council: international, non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in design, construction, and operation.
Quick one-stop resources for a variety of information. Bookmark these pages, or follow their 'twitter' accounts to stay updated on the go!
BuildingGreen: green building news resource.
Forbes: national news clippings on energy in the United States.
Global Reporting Initiative: Reports on sustainability- GRI promotes concept of sustainability for knowledge of organizations, to advance their contribution to sustainable development.
Green Passive Solar: sustainable, renewable, & green building technologies of passive/active solar design.
GreenSource: magazine of sustainable design.
Inhabitat: online news and resource database for green design & innovation.
Proud Green Home: knowledge database for creating, modeling, & sustaining homes.
New York State and New York City specific resources.
BEEx: Building Energy Exchange- seminars & exhibitions on energy efficiency.
Benchmarking Visualization: The New York City Energy & Water Performance Map shows New Yorkers how their building compares to other similar buildings on energy and water management.
CSEBCC: Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College
Clean Energy Connections: Clean Energy Connections provides a platform for thought leadership to help NYC businesses and help develop a strong clean energy sector.
GPRO offers green professional building skills training for design professionals and contractors alike.
GreenHome NYC: GreenHomeNYC's mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.
Solar One: Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center in New York City.
Sustainable CUNY: City University of New York's Sustainability program for New York City with an educational partnership of 23 academic institutions, and over 1/2 million faculty, students, and staff.
New York City Solar Map: online tool for New York City residents to learn about solar potential for New York City rooftops. Simply plug in your address and get instant data.
NYSES: New York Solar Energy Industries Association: solar energy industry resource for New York State.
NYC ACRE: New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy, provides resources for tenants that have a focus on alternative energy and clean technology.
NYCEEC: New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation- non-profit financial corporation established by New York City to assist the City in implementing its Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and to advance the goals of PlaNYC.
NYC Solar Map: Want to install solar and don't know where to begin? This user-friendly map will provide you with a foundation. Locate your building to get started.
NYSERDA: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, public benefit corporation that offers information, analysis, programs, technical expertise, and funding for New Yorkers.
PlaNYC 2030: New York City's sustainability & resiliency blueprint, implemented by the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
Keep It Cool is a campaign by Generation 180 that focuses on stopping the energy waste caused by storefront doors staying open while the A/C is running.
United States Green Building Council is best known for LEED, the largest green building rating program & sustainability accreditation for professionals in the world.