New York and Energy Innovation

01-19-15 | Featured News, Industry News & Events, Save Power

The state of New York once again proves their commitment to bettering our environment with innovative energy programs.


Over the course of the last several months, we have highlighted a few energy initiatives and movements that the state of New York has both created and supported. There have been concepts coming out of the state at the government level, such as Reforming the Energy Vision, and environmentally friendly movements being supported by the residents of New York City and elsewhere through the state, such as the climate march that took place in Manhattan. As such, it’s no surprise that this internationally known state is leading the pack with other environmental initiatives that will help the United States, North America, and the world as a whole, better protect our planet from over pollution.

Specifically, two such programs that support energy efficiency in New York are The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and BuildSmart NY. Although the programs are substantially different from one another, each provides further proof that the state of New York is serious about finding and implementing solutions that will help protect our environment, resources, and how we create and consume energy. Learn more about the programs below.


NYSERDA describes itself as a public benefit corporation that offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, while also protecting the environment and creating clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been in operation since 1975. Learn more about NYSERDA.

BuildSmart NY

BuildSmart NY is a state initiative that aims to accomplish Governor Cuomo’s goal of accelerating energy efficiency in New York state buildings 20% by 2020. Learn more about BuildSmart NY.

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