Westchester Power

Westchester Power demonstrated how communities can take charge of their energy procurement to achieve their clean energy goals. Recognizing the potential of this approach, dozens of communities across NY State have followed this lead and established similar programs. Westchester Power is a community choice aggregation program that offer bulk fixed-rate renewable electricity to its member municipalities. Today 27 of 45 Westchester municipalities have selected the Westchester Power program as the default supplier for their residents and small businesses. The impact is significant, as participation has mitigated over half a million tons of CO2 in the first three years of the program. All of this has been achieved while leveraging the collective buying power of over 100,000+ customers to lock in fixed rates, thereby offering an opportunity to control costs for residents.

Community Solar

After a successful rooftop Solar program executed in 22 municipalities and resulting in 100’s of installations, Sustainable Westchester found that the void in the market centered around ill-suited property, lack of consistent access and often substantial upfront costs. Sustainable Westchester’s Community Solar offers guaranteed savings to residents who enroll while helping to green the local electricity grid. With no cost to join or cancel and no solar installation on the subscriber’s property, Community Solar increases equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy. Community Solar works in combination with the Westchester Power program, and subscribers are doubling their positive environmental impact. With the assurance of vetted and proven solar developers and vendors, municipalities can partner with Sustainable Westchester to help their residents access community solar opportunities through local outreach campaigns. Community Solar opportunities for municipal electricity accounts and full integration with the Westchester Power program will be available soon as well.

HeatSmart

Did you know that 32% of a building’s carbon emissions come from heating and cooling? For homes and commercial buildings, Sustainable Westchester’s HeatSmart program delivers energy-efficient, clean heating and cooling solutions, including geothermal and air source heat pumps. HeatSmart solutions are available for new construction installations and retrofit projects, which represents a particularly significant opportunity in gas constrained areas. Sustainable Westchester can help residents and developers evaluate the options and understand available.

Clean Transportation Project (EV)

Local Westchester municipalities, businesses, institutions, residents, and students can go green by participating in the Sustainable Westchester electric vehicle (EV) initiative. Company’s individuals and fleets can own or lease EVs, enable EV spots in their parking lots with or without charging stations, and/or install solar-powered EV charging stations. In turn, they can realize significant reductions in vehicle maintenance costs and gas expenses, all while promoting more environmentally friendly and clean transportation. We can help you navigate the options, sift through available incentives, and determine a path forward that best meets your needs.

Zero Waste

Sustainable Westchester’s Zero Waste program aims to eliminate the concept of waste by building a sustainable world around better products, impactful jobs, and a healthier planet.

Using cost efficient, relevant and practical solutions for Westchester’s municipalities, we aim to facilitate and strengthen local circular economy using Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycling measures.

In doing so we hope to connect local communities that are striving on their own and bring them together to achieve bigger, speedier and cost-effective transition to Zero Waste through the power of aggregation.