Clean Energy Organizations

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE) – Develops policies to reduce energy waste and combat climate change by aiming to build a vibrant and equitable economy – one that uses energy more productively, reduces costs, protects the environment, and promotes the health, safety, and well-being of everyone.

Building Performance Association (BPA) –A nonprofit 501(c)6 industry association that serves as the hub for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies working to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. BPA serves as the home performance industry’s connection to networking, professional development, and job opportunities.

Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State (BPCA/NYS) –A not-for-profit statewide trade association of more than 200 building performance contractors, home energy raters, building diagnosticians, energy auditors, engineers, architects and consultants.

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) - A national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy by working with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop clean energy programs and inclusive renewable energy markets.

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) – Accelerates the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy by examining issues related to energy markets, trends, and policies. IEEFA’s market-based research shows how the rise of the new energy economy, where renewable energy sources are steadily eroding reliance on fossil fuels, makes financial sense for investors, governments, businesses, communities and ratepayers.

Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC) – Fights for structural change at the local, state, and national levels to attain racial justice, build community wealth, and realize a just transition to a 100% renewable energy future.Their work in community solar currently focuses on community group purchasing with houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations on Long Island through the PowerUp Solar campaign, which was recently recognized with the “Faith-Based Communities” Award from the Department of Energy’s Solar In Your Community Challenge .

Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI) –A not-for-profit organization promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation on Long Island by working with local governments and community interest groups to bring about the shifts necessary to enable widespread adoption of renewable energy.

United Way of Long Island – Housing and Green Building - At the forefront of efficient and sustainable development in the region, building homes that are both good for the environment outside and promote the well-being of those living inside the home itself.Students can train at the E3 SmartBuild Training Center, a 5,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest tools and technology to teach building science, energy efficiency, and green construction.

US Green Building Council -Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI) Dedicated to encouraging and facilitating sustainable practices on Long Island through advocacy, education and outreach efforts to local municipalities, residents, and building industry professionals.

Contact

August Ruckdeschel
Clean Energy Coordinator
ar2464@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x350

Last updated April 9, 2024