Energy & Sustainability


The scientific consensus around climate change is clear, and Albany is responding strongly to become more sustainable, environmentally conscientious and prepared.  It began in 2005, when Albany signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement--pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to become a more energy efficient City. Moving forward to 2015, Albany reaffirmed its commitment by joining the Compact of Mayors, one of the largest coalition of city leaders that are addressing climate change. 

The Mayor’s Office of Energy & Sustainability (Albany E&S) was established to implement our conservation strategies, drive our sustainable agenda forward, and to help track Albany's progress.  In coordination with local and regional partners (e.g., Albany County, NYSERDA, NYPA, NYSDEC), Albany E&S designs and implements projects that will reduce our emissions, enhance and protect our environment, improve water quality, and make "green" urban concepts mainstream in our community. With the support of fellow City Departments (Planning & Development, General Services, and Water Supply), Albany E&S has already begun to reduce energy use and consumer waste--promoting sustainable and conservation efforts--both in our City buildings and throughout our general community.  

The Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) assists Albany E&S in achieving goals by producing recommendations for sustainable best practices.  SAC researches key action items that will help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on our community, guide conservation efforts, and reinforce our commitment for smart growth. SAC builds upon existing sustainability plans and resources to help Albany make decisions that are fiscally and environmentally responsible, while fostering unified action on climate change in the City.

Visit the Mayor's Office of Energy & Sustainability website for more information and resources.

Sustainability Resources

  • Albany's Five Cities Energy Plan
    The New York Power Authority rethinks energy efficiency in this detailed roadmap that will hold Albany accountable for its energy use, influence its critical long-term investments, and address climate change while building a vibrant clean-energy economy.
  • Albany 2030 Climate Action Plan
    The Albany 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Appendix D) outlines the City's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Adaptation Plan
    As our climate changes, what are our environmental risks?  And how can Albany prepare and adapt to changing weather patterns and rising sea levels.
  • SAC Annual Report
    Recommendations from the Sustainability Advisory Committee, important first steps summarized by their subcommittees.
  • Capital Regional Sustainability Plan
    Albany took the lead in developing this Regional Plan, which looks at sustainability efforts across multiple counties in upstate New York.
  • Cleaner, Greener Communities Program
    NYSERDA encourages public-private partnership in response to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's initiative to grow sustainable communities and fund smart growth.

Contact Information

Kevin Luteran
Energy Manager

Mayor's Office of Energy & Sustainability
200 Henry Johnson Blvd
First Floor  |  Suite #3
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5250
Fax: (518) 434-5294
General Email: [email protected]
www.albanysustainability.org

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