Working together to make low-cost, high performing building solutions more accessible for all building owners.
Since its launch, the RetrofitNY Pledge has already gained significant momentum. Many building owners have already demonstrated their commitment to moving the market toward adopting more progressive and innovative building product solutions that meet the demands for cleaner, healthier, energy efficient, and more comfortable buildings. See the chart below for an up-to-date list of current signatories.
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Let us know if you are interested in learning more or signing the Pledge by contacting us at [email protected]. The RetrofitNY team will provide a consultation for building owners looking to add their name to the Pledge.
|Signatory||Portfolio Size (units)||Why We Signed|
|Aker Companies||154||Sustainable construction and energy consumption.|
|Ascendant Neighborhood Development (AND) Corporation||690||AND has, in the past and present, pursued retrofit solutions for our buildings to eliminate fossil fuel use, improve our residents' quality of life, and reduce operating expenses. AND actively seeks to pursue net-zero (NZE) retrofit solutions to achieve these goals whenever financially and operationally feasible|
|Baldwin Real Estate Development Corp/DiMarco Group||3,506||Sustainable designs using energy efficient material and building techniques are not only important for the environment, but also provide a better quality of apartment living while reducing operating expenses for owners and residents.|
|Baxter Building Corp||330||Make the cost of net-zero energy more affordable to build.|
|Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation||4,330||With over 4,300 units in the Catholic Charities POP Development affordable housing portfolio, it is of critical importance to evaluate and implement innovative sustainable approaches to retrofit as our housing stock matures.|
|Christopher Community, Inc||2,782||Bringing reduced energy cost to affordable housing is important to us.
|Conifer Realty, LLC||15,311||Sustainable developments are an important part of the value we deliver. We are committed to leading the industry in an environmentally sound approach to green building practices that are also socially responsible as well as green financing. Conifer also aims to pursue the latest in Green Initiatives including pursuing Enterprise Green Communities and LEED for our newly constructed buildings. We strive to meet and exceed the various certification standards by providing long-term operational and utility savings and efficiencies that create award-winning value.|
|Fairstead||12,000||We see this as very useful sustainable technology and product, which we could potentially utilize across a significant portion of our properties.|
|Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc||454||FAC is a nonprofit comprehensive community development corporation working to advance social and economic justice and works to make our communities more equitable, sustainable, inclusive, and just.|
|Home Leasing||2,653||As a certified B Corp, we are committed to green buildings.|
|Hudson River Housing, Inc||1,500||Hudson River Housing is committed to green design and net-zero energy usage. We are also excited to see the future cost benefits of this program.|
|Kearney Realty & Development Group||1,600||Making older elements of our portfolio more energy efficient.|
|Lantern Organization||1,617||To fight the climate crises while strengthening the financial performance of our portfolio.|
|Lindsey Todd, LLC||100||We are committed to improving energy efficiency of our older buildings.
|Marathon Development Group, LTD||1,815||Development and renovation of affordable multifamily properties.|
|MHANY Management, Inc||2,200||Energy Saving = Cost Saving & addresses health of our residents.|
|Michaels Development Company||55,000||Reinvestment in our existing assets is critical for our model of long-term ownership and management. Enhancing energy efficiency is an important component in the rehabilitation of our properties and greatly benefits residents and the broader community.|
|Newburgh Seniors, LLC||606||To improve the overall health, quality of life and comfort for our residents. Newburgh Seniors, LLC is committed to working with NYSERDA in constructing carbon neutral housing.|
|New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)||169,820||NYCHA is focused on improving residents’ quality of life while using net-zero energy solutions to decarbonize out buildings. NYCHA’s scale allows to create and drive markets, create hiring and training opportunities for NYCHA residents.|
|Norstar Development USA, L.P.||5,748||Energy efficiency measures and sustainable design are not only important for the environment, but also directly reduce operating costs for owners and tenants.|
|Omni New York, LLC||11,840||We are always looking for environmentally friendly alternatives and efficiencies for our properties.|
|Preservation of Affordable Housing||11,907||Technology that improved health, saves operational costs and maintenance costs during its life, reduces impacts on the environment will always be important to our organization.|
|Providence Housing Development Corporation||1.000||Keeping energy cost down is an important strategy that allows us to keep rents affordable.|
|RiseBoro Community Partnership||2,000||Reduced cost of utilities, improved quality of life for tenants.|
|Rochester’s Cornerstone Group||116||Helping the State achieve energy usage targets, and to further our organization’s sustainability goals.|
|Rock Property Management Company||382||Promote best practices in our industry while addressing national and global issues.|
|Selfhelp Realty Group, Inc||1,105||We want to make our buildings energy efficient. It’s good for the world, for our health, for our pocketbook.|
|St. Nicks Alliance||1,400||St. Nicks Alliance has been developing, preserving, and managing affordable housing in North and Central Brooklyn communities since 1975. It is our responsibility as invested owners, to increase at scale the energy efficiencies, and long-term affordability, of our portfolio. With the experience and expertise that will come from working alongside NYSERDA and our design partners, we will create a replicable model that will be used into the future to reduce our portfolio's reliance on fossil fuels and reduce its operating costs to maintain our deep affordability through increased efficiencies.|
|Syracuse Housing Authority||2,500||To promote development of cost-effective solutions for our existing exterior building envelopes.|
|The Bluestone Organization||1,046||Efficiency, sustainability, and reducing our carbon footprint are main tenets of our company’s mission.|
|The Kraus Organization||2,270||Roosevelt Gardens will be the first Development in our portfolio to undergo a top to bottom energy retrofit. We are anxious, and excited, to explore this and, if feasible, apply a similar energy retrofit to the rest of our multifamily portfolio.|
|The Hudson Companies Inc||12,600||Hudson is always looking for new and innovative strategies to maximize the energy efficiency and sustainability of our properties and that includes exploring improvements to envelopes and building systems of existing buildings.|
|Toronto Community Housing Corporation||58,860||In order to achieve commitments to energy savings and improve the comfort of our tenants.|
|Trinity Financial, Inc||9,500||Being part of the affordable housing community, Trinity Financial always attempts to make projects as sustainable as possible. Highly energy efficient buildings provide sustainability not just to our environment, but also to our tenants through a healthier interior living environment and reduced utility costs.|
|Vaya Development LLC||63||
Our primary mission is to preserve and create sustainable, high-quality, low-income housing that positively impacts the City and its most vulnerable and under-served communities, not only for today but for future generations. Vaya realizes that to achieve this healthy thriving future, we must collectively take action to proactively make use of opportunities to advance climate change solutions in our everyday work and urgently advocate for decarbonization across our industry. As part of our efforts to meet this mission, we are committed to taking a more aggressive stance to improve the energy efficiency, operational performance, and resilience of the buildings in our portfolio by striving for net zero energy projects.
Vaya is excited by the impact potential of the innovative and collaborative RetrofitNY program and enthusiastically affirms this pledge. We eagerly wait for the program to develop and are grateful for the opportunity to contribute and be considered as a qualified business owner.
|Vesta Corporation||196||Energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, reduce carbon footprint.|
|Volmar Construction, Inc||500||Aim for operational efficiency and improvement in quality of life in NYC.|
|West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing||420||To promote sustainability, affordability, and healthy homes.|
|Wilder Balter Partners, Inc||3,300||We are interested in upgrading our older communities with net-zero energy solutions.|
|WinnCompanies||13,220||Decarbonization goals must be met with new and improved approaches to renovating existing buildings. More cost effective and streamlined technical solutions, coupled with knowledge and buy-in across the housing, construction, and finance industries, will help put our portfolio on track to achieving more meaningful carbon reduction goals.|