Rochester, NY


Challenge Commitment
4Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity5%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The City of Rochester recognizes that sustainable practices are critical to its future economic development and long-term financial stability, and is committed to taking action to reduce energy consumption in its portfolio of buildings. The City further recognizes that it has a responsibility to be an environmental steward and leader in promoting green practices to reduce energy consumption.

In conjunction with City operations, the City’s Office of Energy and Sustainability is using its recently completed greenhouse gas inventory, municipal operations climate action plan, and City facility energy audit data to identify opportunities for energy retrofits. The City plans to implement projects such as lighting upgrades, HVAC improvements, and renewable energy installations. By demonstrating leadership in energy efficiency and through outreach to potential stakeholders, the City of Rochester will encourage local businesses and institutions to commit to reducing energy use across the community.