Westchester Power

Westchester Power demonstrated how communities can take charge of their energy procurement to achieve their clean energy goals. Recognizing the potential of this approach, dozens of communities across NY State have followed this lead and established similar programs. Westchester Power is a community choice aggregation program that offer bulk fixed-rate renewable electricity to its member municipalities. Today 28 of 45 Westchester municipalities have selected the Westchester Power program as the default supplier for their residents and small businesses. The impact is significant, as participation has mitigated over half a million tons of CO2 in the first three years of the program. All of this has been achieved while leveraging the collective buying power of over 115,000+ customers to lock in fixed rates, thereby offering an opportunity to control costs for residents.

Community Solar

After a successful rooftop Solar program executed in 22 municipalities and resulting in 100’s of installations, Sustainable Westchester found that the void in the market centered around ill-suited property, lack of consistent access and often substantial upfront costs. Sustainable Westchester’s Community Solar offers guaranteed savings to residents who enroll while helping to green the local electricity grid. With no cost to join or cancel and no solar installation on the subscriber’s property, Community Solar increases equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy. Community Solar works in combination with the Westchester Power program, and subscribers are doubling their positive environmental impact. With the assurance of vetted and proven solar developers and vendors, municipalities can partner with Sustainable Westchester to help their residents access community solar opportunities through local outreach campaigns. Community Solar opportunities for municipal electricity accounts and full integration with the Westchester Power program will be available soon as well.

EnergySmart HOMES

A transition to a clean energy future begins with the source of energy coming into your home. The choice to switch to a renewable electricity supply is the first step on the path to a healthier home! But what comes next? Did you know that most standard home heating & cooling systems require the burning of fossil fuels? Think about the positive impact that you would have if you took this renewable electricity and put it to use with a clean heating and cooling solution that relies on electricity versus fossil fuels! Sustainable Westchester’s EnergySmart HOMES program can connect you with the tools, resources, technology and financial incentives to electrify your home heating and cooling. EnergySmart HOMES can get you started with a comprehensive home energy assessment to diagnose your home and from there help you assess your options for an investment in energy efficiency solutions and/or clean heating & cooling technologies. So, put a stop to energy waste in your home, eliminate fossil fuel usage and increase the value of your home with EnergySmart HOMES.

Learn More

To learn about our community campaigns visit: Rivertowns, Pelham, Ossining/Briarcliff, New Rochelle and Westchester wide EnergySmart HOMES information pages.

Commercial Clean Heating & Cooling

Did you know that 32% of a building’s carbon emissions come from heating and cooling? For commercial buildings, Sustainable Westchester’s Commercial Clean Heating & Cooling program delivers energy-efficient, clean heating and cooling solutions, including geothermal and air source heat pumps. Commercial Clean Heating & Cooling solutions are available for new construction installations and retrofit projects, which represents a particularly significant opportunity in gas constrained areas in Westchester County. Working with the County, State agencies and the utilities, Sustainable Westchester can connect municipalities, developers and key stakeholders with tools, technologies, financial incentives and key decision makers to help facilitate the transition to clean energy and electrification.

Clean Transportation Project (EV)

Local Westchester municipalities, businesses, institutions, residents, and students can go green by participating in the Sustainable Westchester electric vehicle (EV) initiative. Company’s individuals and fleets can own or lease EVs, enable EV spots in their parking lots with or without charging stations, and/or install solar-powered EV charging stations. In turn, they can realize significant reductions in vehicle maintenance costs and gas expenses, all while promoting more environmentally friendly and clean transportation. We can help you navigate the options, sift through available incentives, and determine a path forward that best meets your needs.

Zero Waste

Sustainable Westchester’s Zero Waste program aims to eliminate the concept of waste by building a sustainable world around better products, impactful jobs, and a healthier planet.

Using cost efficient, relevant and practical solutions for Westchester’s municipalities, we aim to facilitate and strengthen local circular economy using Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycling measures.

In doing so we hope to connect local communities that are striving on their own and bring them together to achieve bigger, speedier and cost-effective transition to Zero Waste through the power of aggregation.

GridRewards ™

What if you could lower your carbon footprint, save energy and earn cash by taking simple energy actions? GridRewards is an award-winning, free app that connects to your Con Ed energy usage and tells you when and how to reduce your energy. Con Edison will pay you to reduce electricity at peak demand times so they can avoid running old, inefficient power plants. You get paid to help the environment.