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New York, New York
United States of America

Sustainability, Green Ideas, Environment, Networking, Architecture, Engineering, Building Systems, Farah Ahmad, Farah Naz Ahmad


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.



Environmental News Network: large variety of articles on anything environment-related.

EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

United Nations: Information on the UN Climate Summit

New York

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.


AIA Committee on the Environment serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance.

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.


TripZero helps you offset your carbon emissions from travel through the purchase of carbon offsets- renewable energy projects and reforestation- at no cost to you.