As the State’s leading authority dedicated to the advancement and implementation of innovative renewable energy and efficiency technologies, NYSERDA takes great pride in the steps it has taken in accomplishing its own energy reduction goals. NYSERDA resolutely believes that the progress we make today, coupled with the conservation-minded actions that we all take individually, is paramount to the advancement and success of future generations.

NYSERDA has a team that helps to reduce the organization’s environmental impact through sustainable practices. SustaiNYSERDA, a staff-led committee of employees; NYSERDA’s sustainability coordinator for Executive Order 4Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.; and NYSERDA’s Executive Order 88Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. group are dedicated to implementing environmentally responsible policies and practices [PDF] as well as cost-saving measures. This team continuously spearheads projects within NYSERDA aimed at reducing waste and pollution, saving energy and water, and increasing reuse or recycling of materials.

In keeping with NYSERDA's mission, NYSERDA purchases 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources and has earned the ENERGY STAR® Building Label for energy efficiency at its headquarters in Albany every year since 2007.