Albany County, NY
Albany County, NY
Albany County’s 2022 portfolio of buildings contains around 50 total facilities, which, according to the 2013 Albany County greenhouse gas inventory, produce around 85% of county-wide greenhouse gas emissions. Previous recommendations from the 2013 inventory include an analysis of the types of refrigerants used in the County’s HVAC systems in large administrative buildings and transition to more sustainable HVAC systems, an assessment and tracking of vehicle usage, and the development of a County-wide Climate Action Plan. Through these recommendations the County has developed the goal of transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet and is implementing geothermal HVAC systems in County facilities.
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS
50% GHG reduction by 2030 from a 2022 baseline
15% reduction in Energy Intensity
ALBANY COUNTY, NY IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE PROGRAMS:
|Better Climate Challenge|
Albany County is taking strong actions to create greener, more sustainable facilities, infrastructure and communities, including the development and implementation of a greenhouse gas inventory and climate action plan, the adoption of a climate resiliency plan and a new hazard mitigation plan, the transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet through the purchase of all-electric vehicles, the conversion of County streetlights to LED lights, the development of County solar energy projects, and the installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems in newly constructed County facilities, along with other developing initiatives.
Through recommendations from Albany County's 2013 greenhouse gas inventory, the County has developed the goal of transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet and is implementing geothermal HVAC systems in County facilities.
|GHG Emissions Goals|
|50%GHG Emissions Reduction|
Albany County, NY has committed to 50% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 from a 2022 baseline, based on a commitment of 20 buildings.