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Resiliency & Sustainability

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In February 2022, OGS Commissioner Moy established the new Division of Resiliency and Sustainability (R&S). The team provides technical assistance and policy guidance to State agencies and authorities in order to meet New York's climate goals. R&S is working to support multiple State initiatives including the conversion of the light duty fleet to all zero emission vehicles by 2035, a statewide 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and adapting state assets and operations to the increasing impacts of climate change.

Contact: [email protected]

Save the Date
New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet Event

May 21, 2024 at the Empire State Plaza

The Office of General Services and the New York Power Authority are excited to announce our New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet Event to be held this spring on Tuesday, May 21st from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm! This year we will be showcasing a range of light-duty electric vehicles on the Empire State Plaza Concourse as well as a small group of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles on the Plaza.
Electric Vehicle sticker on vehicle.
OGS is committed to guiding agencies in meeting the State’s ambitious climate adaptation goals.

Executive Order 22
Leading by Example:

Directing State Agencies to Adopt a Sustainability and Decarbonization Program

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a nation-leading Executive Order to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. As New York commemorates Climate Week, Executive Order 22 builds upon progress made by the GreenNY Council to continue streamlining the administration of the State's lead-by-example sustainability and climate directives and sets new goals for the environmental performance of State agencies. Governor Hochul also announced that State agencies and authorities, representing an estimated $50 billion in investments, have committed to achieve net zero in their investment portfolios by 2040. This bold action ensures New York State's financial resources are aligned with its clean energy and decarbonization obligations as enacted in the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
OGS Electric Vehicle Charging
Eleventh Annual Progress Report
GreenNY is Making a Difference
Greening Procurement

In FY21-22, $286 million were spent on green products and services. The state's green purchasing program also won another national award.

Reducing Emissions

5.38 trillion BTUs of energy-saving projects are completed or underway as part of the New York Power Authorities BuildSmart 2025 program.

Waste

Affected Entities reported a 50% increase in amount of organic material composted, including food scraps.