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Executive Order No. 111 & No. 142

Dormitory Authority of New York State (DASNY)
NYS Dormitory Authority.

On March 20, 2008, Governor David A. Paterson continued both Executive Order No. 111, [PDF] "Directing State Agencies, State Authorities, and Other Affected Entities to be More Energy Efficient and Environmentally Aware, and Executive Order No.142, [PDF] Directing State Agencies, and Authorities to Diversify Fuel and Heating Oil Supplies Through the Use of Biofuels in State Vehicles and Buildings." The directives were continued through Executive Order No. 1, "Continuation and Review of Prior Executive Orders." These Executive Orders continue New York's leadership as one the most aggressive states in the nation for addressing issues such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building practices, and alternate fuel vehicles. In both Executive Orders NYSERDA is identified as the organization responsible for coordinating and assisting other agencies and affected entities.

Executive Order No. 111 also created an Advisory Council to assist NYSERDA in fulfilling the requirements of this order. The Advisory Council consists of: the President of NYSERDA; the Director of the Division of the Budget; the Commissioners of OGS, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Correctional Services, the Office of Mental Health, and the Department of Transportation; the Chairman of the Public Service Commission; the Chancellor of the State University of New York; the Secretary of State; the Chairman of the New York Power Authority; the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; the Executive Director of the Dormitory Authority; and the President of the Long Island Power Authority. The President of NYSERDA serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council.

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Building
DEC Building

Executive Order No. 111 directed NYSERDA to issue a set of guidelines [PDF] within six months from the issuance of the Order. The Advisory Council and several working groups were established to address issues and questions associated with the Order. These guidelines will be updated on an as-needed basis. Additional information regarding programs that address issues covered under the Executive Order can be found below.

NYSERDA Programs

NYSERDA Offers a Free Energy Benchmarking Service [PDF] For State Buildings

Renewable Energy Assistance

  • Renewable & Indigenous Energy R&D Program

Assistance for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

New "Green" Construction Assistance

Alternative Fuel

Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products

NYSERDA Reports

Due December 1:

Executive Order No. 111 - "Green and Clean" State Buildings and Vehicles -State Annual Energy Reports:

Due March 31:

Executive Order No. 142 - "Bio-Fuels in State Vehicles and Buildings" - State Annual Biofuels Report:

Still need to submit an Annual Report? Please use the links below for updated report formats:

Other Potential State Assistance

Contact Us

For further information please contact Matt Brown (mcb@nyserda.ny.gov) toll-free at

1-866-NYSERDA, or locally at 518-862-1090, ext. 3336. or mail to:

NYSERDA
Executive Order 111 Administrator
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Last Updated: 12/10/2013