Green Housing

Government Resources

Energy Star

Energy Star is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Dept. of Energy to help protect the environment through the use of energy efficient products and practices.

New York City Clean Heat

Check the status of your building's conversion to less polluting heating oil, find out more about the conversion regulations, and the resources available for completing a conversion.

New York City Dept. of Buildings

The Dept. Of Buildings has several resources available to assist homeowners in buying, building, maintaining, and greening their homes.
The City of New York and New York State provide a one-year tax abatement, or tax relief, of $4.50 per square foot up to $100,000 or the building’s tax liability, whichever is less. The abatement is available through March 15, 2018. For more information please visit this page.  

New York City Dept. of Design and Construction

The Department of Design and Construction provides several publications on sustainable building and remodeling.  

New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection

The DEP offers information and seminars for local sustainability resources and environmental affairs.

New York City Dept. of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation provides information on waste and recycling collection programs.

New York City Dept. of Transportation

The DOT promotes several policies to improve air quality in the metropolitan New York area.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

NYSERDA's aim is to help New York meet its energy goals of reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment by supporting programs that help residential buildings become more energy efficient.

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation

The DEC provides resources and information on making environmentally responsible choices.


New York City has an extensive agenda to build a greener city by 2030. The initiatives cover housing, parks, brownfields, water supply, transportation, energy, air quality, solid waste, and climate change.

U.S. Department of Energy

The EERE web page informs consumers about renewable energy. The department also supports a searchable database of state, federal, local and utility incentives that support energy efficiency. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA website contains information on its Green Team, Energy Star program (see above), Waste Wise program, Green Scapes guidelines, and Clean Construction USA program.