The county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate and grow. In 2009, Westchester County partnered with The Business Council of Westchester to serve as the lead agency to implement the Green Business Partnership.
Green Team Spirit, founded in February 2009 by CEO Dani Glaser, provides organizations with the tools and expertise that they need to successfully integrate sustainable business practices into company operations. The unique Green Team Spirit methodology helps organizations learn exactly where resources are being wasted and identify opportunities to increase efficiency and save money. The Green Business Partnership is licensed under Green Team Spirit LLC which provides the Methodology and Performance Tools (GTS Toolkit ©) based on EPA guidelines and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).
With a population nearing one million residents, Westchester County is the 500-square mile region just north of New York City. In 2009 the county released a community-wide plan to translate leadership and vision on climate change and sustainable development into workable strategies that can generate practical actions for all sectors, including business. The county has been a proud partner of The Business Council of Westchester on the Green Business Partnership since 2009.
Con Edison provides energy to our customers safely, reliably, and efficiently while protecting the environment, maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce that allows our employees to realize their full potential, and is a company of sustainable growth that improves the quality of life in the communities we serve.
NYSERDA’s mission is to advance innovative energy solutions in ways that improve New York's economy and environment. NYSERDA serves as a catalyst by advancing innovation, technology, and investment; transforming New York’s economy; and empowering people to choose clean and efficient energy as part of their everyday lives.
Westchester Community Foundation’s mission is to connect generous people to the causes they care about and invest I transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country, with assets of approximately $2.6 billion.
Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) is a leading science and technology company delivering life-transforming medicines for serious diseases. Founded by physician-scientists nearly 30 years ago, our science-driven approach has resulted in a growing list of FDA-approved medicines and numerous product candidates in a range of diseases, including ophthalmology, rheumatoid arthritis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases. Regeneron proudly supports the communities where we work and live, and that includes a company-wide commitment to environmental sustainability.
Sustainability at Montefiore is about much more than managing the tremendous resources needed to provide our patients with excellent patient care. As a leading healthcare institution dedicated to transforming the future of our field, our goal is to serve as environmental stewards and healthcare innovators for the communities we serve. This commitment to sustainability is one that we take to heart. Montefiore employees at all levels of the organization are actively committed to reducing Montefiore’s carbon footprint and energy costs. In fact, everyone from top leadership and trustees to associates and clinicians champion and support such efforts, allowing us to take sustainable actions that ultimately lead to us making a positive impact for current and future generations. Montefiore promotes a culture that practices and prioritizes sustainability, in all of its various forms, and is one of New York’s most sustainable healthcare institutions, a position accomplished by our commitment to: Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions through aggressive waste and energy reduction programs; Educating staff, patients, their families and the community about the small changes in their daily activities that can have a lasting environmental impact; and Continuously adopting new technologies and collaborating with peers across the entire health system to help us achieve our reduction goals.
What if your investment strategy could positively impact your life and your community? At Pell Wealth Partners, we believe in the power of Impact Investing and the profound effect it may have on the world and on your life. Impact Investing allows our clients to invest in companies that can generate positive social and environmental change. At Pell Wealth Partners, we offer Impact Investments as part of a broadly diversified portfolio. We believe that environmental and social sustainability are key drivers of innovation and competitive advantage, and that knowing which companies are sustainable allows you to invest not only with your head, but also with your heart.
Atlantic Westchester is a commercial HVAC company dedicated to making buildings smarter while providing the highest quality service in the industry. Since 1961, we’ve catered to clients across the NY metro area with proactive maintenance, remediation and installation services based on their unique facility needs. Our professional, well-trained team works as a trusted partner to provide our clients with intelligent, energy-efficient solutions that optimize building performance, lower operating costs and improve comfort.
Bright Energy Services is a division of All HVAC Service Company, Inc. and is an award-winning energy and environmental consulting firm. We deploy tailored energy efficiency solutions for owners and managers of commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-family buildings. Our services allow our clients to cut energy costs, meet regulatory requirements, manage their emission portfolios, deploy the latest energy efficient technologies and reduce their carbon footprints.
Did you know Diamond Properties has implemented a comprehensive sustainable energy program? So far we’ve installed over 22,803 solar panels across 25 acres of rooftop space, making Diamond Properties a leader in solar energy adoption in New York and Connecticut. Completed projects total 7 megawatts, enough to power more than 1,050 homes in New York, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. We have a strong focus on expanding our solar energy program with more solar installations to come. You can see our solar portfolio and live data by clicking the button below.
LeChase Construction, established in 1944, is a full-service construction management and general construction firm with extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors. Widely recognized for its commitment to quality, innovation and safety, LeChase prides itself on ensuring its core values resonate from its corporate offices to each of its job sites. LeChase has strategic alliances, and can assemble project teams and operational support, to provide local delivery and meet the unique needs of its clients no matter where they are located.
NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care.
Peak Power is a global Software and Services provider based in Toronto, with our local office in NYC. An “Intelligent System Operator”, we are focused on delivering IoT, Machine Learning and AI software and Battery Energy Storage project solutions to offset the most expensive hours of electric demand, for both utilities and building owners. In addition, we offer our NYSERDA-approved RTEM technology, “Building Insights Platform”, which helps building owners to find new energy and operational savings opportunities. We bring together expertise in software, electricity markets and building operations, enabling us to solve the toughest problems in the built environment and electricity sector.
The Blue Book Building and Construction Network www.thebluebook.com is the largest and most active network in the commercial construction industry. We bring the industry together to forge connections and build relationships. With over 100 years of service to the industry, we have continued to expand our product offerings for all project stages- from pre-design through post-construction. Our digital workflow solutions enable construction professionals to find and spec products, share project documents, streamline bid communications and view, markup and takeoff documents. We remain committed to providing the information solutions and connections needed to simplify the construction process and continually advance the commercial construction industry across the United States.
The Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) is a consortium of unique local, state-wide and national green business programs from across the United States.As a new and growing sector within the broader sustainability movement, great benefit can be realized when organizations and programs work together, support each other, and regularly convene. The networking, information sharing, and organizational strategizing that can be fostered through a coordinated effort can help strengthen the programs of all involved and support the development of new programs.
The New York Library Association (NYLA) is the voice of the library community in New York. NYLA, established by Melvil Dewey in 1890, is the oldest state library association in the country and represents school, college, special and public libraries, library staff, trustees, and students from around the state. NYLA is the only statewide organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of all libraries and library staff to the state legislature, and serves as the spokesperson on library matters to the media and public policymakers. NYLA offers a variety of services and programs to meet our members’ needs ranging from professional development opportunities at our NYLA Annual Conference and regional institutes to member discounts on a range of services and products for your personal or professional needs.
Westchester Library System (WLS) is one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law. For 60 years, the partnership between WLS and the County’s 38 public libraries has provided Westchester residents with the best in library services, open access to technology, and free programming for anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the County. This strong partnership proves that there is strength in numbers; shared resources save libraries thousands of dollars and offer patrons more options that would be difficult, if not impossible, as independent stand-alone institutions. WLS and the County’s public libraries work together to promote reading and technology, improve academic achievement, increase economic advancement and enhance the quality of life in Westchester.