As catalysts for change, cities drive the nation’s response to global warming, and Urban Green is at the forefront.

There is no organization in NYC doing more to address climate change through green building policy, research and education than Urban Green:

  • We are driving citywide carbon savings with recently passed Local Laws 31 and 32, which require most new city-owned buildings to meet LEED Gold and to cut energy use in half.
  • We ensure NYC remains on the leading edge of research that offers insight into what’s working here and in other major cities, as well as the latest findings on how to improve energy efficiency in all types of buildings.
  • A well-trained workforce turns policy and research into reality, which is why education is a cornerstone of our work. We reach thousands of people across the building industry through GPRO for building operators and trades, Energy Code training for designers, and regular programming and our Annual Conference for multiple industry sectors.

Make a difference with a donation to Urban Green – your gift will help solidify New York City's position as a leader in green building innovation.  

Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax identification number is 01-0601798.

For questions or more information, please contact Bea Mora at or 212.514.9385 x124.

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Our Advocacy Fund supports important initiatives like the Green Codes Task Force, and enables Urban Green Council to work with government and private stakeholders to advance sustainable building efforts throughout New York City. By focusing on legislative action, Urban Green Council helps ensure meaningful change that makes an impact for generations to come.

Urban Green Council’s Education Fund supports our ambitious and varied educational events, which help keep New York area professionals up to date on the latest trends in urban sustainability. Our modest education fees only cover a small percentage of our education costs in order to foster broad participation; your support helps ensure that our robust educational offerings meet the needs of over 4,000 New Yorkers each year.

Our Research Fund supports projects of special interest to the New York building community. Our most recent study, There are Holes in our Walls, found that the average room air conditioner leaks as much air as a six-square-inch hole—and increases total annual heating costs by $130-$180 million in New York City alone.