The High Rise / Low Carbon Series highlights NYSERDA’s Empire Building Challenge and the commitments of the Challenge Partners. The series is designed to inspire action among New York’s building industry stakeholders and invite the world’s top solution providers to join New York on its journey toward a low-carbon future.
High Rise / Low Carbon advances the decarbonization of New York’s existing buildings by sharing low-carbon retrofit success stories and making key connections among the real estate, construction, engineering, and design communities.
about the challenge
NYSERDA’s Empire Building Challenge cultivates key public-private partnerships with leading commercial and multifamily real estate owners, alongside solution providers and manufactures from across the globe, to bring innovative and scalable low-carbon building retrofit approaches to the New York market, reinforcing New York’s position as a global hub for tall building decarbonization.
Empire Building Challenge Program PageLEARN MORE
Empire Building Challenge Pitch DeckLEARN MORE
Decarbonizing NY's Buildings InterviewLEARN MORE
partner profile: 345 Hudson
Read our first High Rise / Low Carbon Partner Profile, showcasing Hudson Square Properties’ 345 Hudson project, a carefully phased building retrofit that deploys thermal networking—novel to the US market, but vetted across decades in other regions—to drastically reduce energy demand and eliminate carbon emissions.
Learn about best-in-class case studies, building technologies, and design strategies from industry experts directly involved in New York’s growing market for low-carbon retrofits.
Connect with key industry stakeholders— portfolio owners, managers, designers, engineers, and solutions providers— to help advance existing building decarbonization solutions across New York State.
Feb 3, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
Financing Deep Retrofits
May 4, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
Keep the Outside Out
June 14, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
Have you worked on a high-performance retrofit that led to significant energy and carbon reductions? Connect with us and share your success stories.
Sept 14, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
Advanced Ventilation Goes Mainstream
October 26, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
Nimble Brains for Complex Buildings
November 30, 2022VIEW PAST EVENT MEDIA
tools & resources
Choose from a host of resources— articles, reports, interactive tools, podcasts, and more— to learn more about innovative retrofit strategies to decarbonize large buildings.
Empire Building Challenge Overview
via NYSERDALEARN MORE
Building Decarbonization Insights
via NYSERDALEARN MORE
Lessons from New York's EBC
via NESEA BuildingEnergyLEARN MORE
join the challenge
Get involved in the radical transformation of New York’s built environment for a sustainable future. NYSERDA invites building owners, solutions providers, manufacturers, and other key stakeholders, to pioneer innovative, scalable retrofit strategies and activate the market for low-carbon building.
Receive updates about the Empire Building Challenge and future opportunities to meet both carbon reduction and financial objectives through NYSERDA partnership.LEARN MORE
The EBC supports direct collaboration among the world’s largest real estate companies, cleantech manufacturers, and solution providers worldwide. Join New York's growing market for high-performance, low-carbon retrofits.LEARN MORE
meet the partners
The Empire Building Challenge’s first cohort, with more than 130 million square feet of real estate in NYS under its control and 250 affordable housing buildings, represents a critical public-private partnership accelerating the transition towards a carbon neutral building stock in New York.
The 10 Empire Building Challenge Partner commitments will reduce GHG emissions from more than 52 million square feet of commercial and multifamily space. This includes more than 700 units of affordable housing collectively, with the potential to scale to more than 25,000 units of affordable housing across their portfolios.
Click on partner logos to learn more about their commitments.