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Carbon Neutral Buildings Road Map


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

Development of the Roadmap includes analyzing the state’s entire building stock and researching critical building decarbonization issues, with a deep focus on four building and sector types:

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

The Roadmap will be updated approximately every three years to account for policy, market, and technological developments. It is intended to:

  • Provide cutting-edge research related to building decarbonization
  • Send long-term signals to the real estate, finance, manufacturing, and construction markets
  • Create quality clean energy jobs and spur economic development
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of carbon neutrality
    • Energy savings
    • Health, comfort, and productivity
    • Resilience
  • Provide Guidance for other state agencies and local governments

To help guide the Roadmap process, NYSERDA has convened a Technical Advisory Group, consisting of a small group of trusted experts across issue areas and representing diverse perspectives to provide NYSERDA with relevant technical, policy, and market expertise. Additionally, NYSERDA has developed a three Phase stakeholder engagement process to solicit feedback on key aspects of the Roadmap, such as value propositions, construction methods and technologies, building electrification, and other issues related to building decarbonization and raise consumer awareness and education across New York State.