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Carbon Neutral Buildings

Making New York healthier, safer, more affordable and resilient with clean energy

To meet the ambitious goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), the Carbon Neutral Buildings Roadmap (Roadmap) is intended to identify pathways to decarbonize New York’s building stock by 2050.

Development of the Roadmap includes analyzing the state’s entire building stock, researching critical building decarbonization barriers, modeling various solutions sets, and developing technology and policy recommendations to achieve the Climate Act goals, with a primary focus on four building typologies:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Multifamily Residential (Low and mid-rise)
  • Commercial Office (Low and mid-rise)
  • Higher Education

The Roadmap will be updated approximately every 2 – 3 years to account for policy, market, and technological developments, and to analyze additional building typologies. the Roadmap is intended to:

  • Provide cutting-edge research related to building decarbonization
  • Send market signals to the real estate, finance, manufacturing, and construction sectors
  • Spur economic development and the creation of quality clean energy jobs; and raise awareness of the benefits to deep decarbonization, such as:  
    • Energy savings
    • Health & safety, comfort, and productivity
    • Resilience
  • Provide guidance for other state agencies and local governments

In June 2021, NYSERDA held two public webinars to present the contents of the draft Carbon Neutral Roadmap for public comment. This page contains links to the presentation decks, and recordings from the June webinars. The public comment period is now closed (as of August 6th, 2021).

If you have questions on the presentation decks or recorded webinars, please contact [email protected].


For information on the Carbon Neutral Building Roadmap, review the FAQ [PDF]

Day 1, June 15th

Topics: Definitions, metrics, building typologies, technologies, electrification, limits to electrification, and resiliency

Day 2, June 16th

Topics: economics, benefits and challenges for building solution sets, policy recommendations, disadvantaged communities and low income households, workforce development, outreach and engagement, and case studies.

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