About Us

OUR MISSION

The mission of Urban Green Council is to transform buildings for a sustainable future in New York City and around the world.

WHAT WE DO

To advance our mission, we convene, research, advocate and educate.

HOW WE WORK

  • We seek broad stakeholder consensus.
  • We drive decisions with data and expertise.
  • We create ambitious and actionable solutions.
  • We educate for results.
  • We make the technical relatable.

WHY?

We believe the critical issue facing the world today is climate change. We focus efforts to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, which in New York City consume 95 percent of electricity, emit 70 percent of carbon and use 80 percent of water. As we improve building sustainability in New York City and around the world, we can deliver a more resilient, efficient, healthy and affordable future.

OUR BACKGROUND

A non-profit organization established in 2002, Urban Green is funded by contributions from foundations, its members and corporate sponsors. Our in-house experts and a dedicated network of volunteers are helping to transform the built environment in New York City with models that can be replicated in urban centers worldwide.

Read our Annual Reports to find out more.