Energy Management

Energy Management
The scientific consensus around climate change is clear, and the City of Albany is responding strongly to become more sustainable, environmentally conscientious and prepared.  The City has pledged to help protect the environment and fight local climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

As a member of the Compact of Mayors—one of the largest coalitions of city leaders on climate change--Albany is focused on energy efficiency projects and critical long-term investments--targeting City sectors that contribute the largest amount of carbon emissions.  According to an energy-use inventory for the Five Cities Energy Plan, streetlights and traffic signals account for 29% of all energy use, and 55% comes from municipal buildings. A community-wide greenhouse gas inventory targeted transportation as a leading contributor of emissions in Albany, accounting for an estimated 40% of all emissions.

Currently, the City has progressed toward a sustainable future by fostering energy savings and emission reductions through city-controlled projects.... Albany has increased energy efficiency by retrofitting municipal buildings and installing renewable energy options; completing a citywide street light purchase in preparation for LED conversion; implementing complete streets legislation; and always promoting alternative modes of transportation, like bike and car share services.

Sustainability Resources

Smart Street Lighting NY Program

Smart Street Ligthing

June 21, 2019 marks an exciting day for Albany, when the City announced the start of their street light conversion to LED. Albany has partnered with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to participate in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Street Lighting NY program.

The energy efficiency project will save the City more than $3.3 million annually, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,850 metric tons a year—the equivalent of taking approximately 600 cars off the road. Smart Street Lighting NY is a statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with LED technology by 2025.

Visit the Smart Street Lighting for more information, or to report street light issues.

Contact Information

Energy Management
200 Henry Johnson Blvd
First Floor  |  Suite #3
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5250
Fax: (518) 434-5294
General Email: sustainability@albanyny.gov
www.albanysustainability.org

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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