Governor Hochul,
please make a massive investment in better buildings!

On October 20, 2021 over two hundred organizations from across New York sent a letter to New York Governor Kathy Hochul urging her to make a massive investment in better buildings in New York, starting in disadvantaged urban and rural communities, where buildings are the least efficient and costs are highest. The letter is signed by environmental justice, health, housing, and clean energy organizations.

The letter calls for:

  • At least 2 million energy-efficient all-electric homes by 2030, at least half of which will be new and existing affordable housing in and for Disadvantaged Communities
  • A Green Affordable Housing Fund for Disadvantaged Communities
  • Building codes and utility regulation to support an end to fossil fuel expansion
  • Thousands of high quality, high-paying career jobs, with priority for disadvantaged communities and priority populations
Energy Square in Kingston, the first net zero, affordable multi-family mixed use building in the Hudson Valley, using geothermal and solar

Take Action

Organizational Sign On

We invite organizations to join us in urging Governor Hochul to commit to equitable building electrification.

Sign the Petition

Join the thousands of individuals who support the building electrification equity platform.

Organizations that have signed the letter

AAUW Kingston NY

ABC Earth Care Team

Acadia Center

Adirondack North Country Association

Air Source LLC

All Our Energy

Alliance for a Green Economy

Alliance for Clean Energy NY

Alternative Carbon Energy Systems, Inc.

Anthony’s Heating and Contracting LLC

Association for Energy Affordability

Aztech Geothermal, LLC

Bedford 2030

Big Reuse

Brian R Duggan, JD, PG Environmental Professional

Bright Energy Services

Bronx Climate Justice North

Bronx Jews for Climate Action

Brooklyn For Peace

Broome Tioga Green Party

Buffalo Geothermal LLC

Building Decarbonization Coalition

Building Performance Contractors Association of NY

Campaign for Renewable Energy

Catskill Mountainkeeper

Church Women United in New York State

Citizen Action of New York

Citizens For Local Power INC

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

Climate Action Campaign

Climate Change Awareness & Action

Climate Justice Cornell

Climate Reality Finger Lakes Greater Region NY Chapter

Climate Reality Project – Chautauqua County NY

Climate Reality Project – NYC Metro Chapter

Climate Reality Project – Peconic Region

Climate Reality Project – Westchester Chapter

Climate Reality Project – Western New York Chapter

Climate Smart Kingston Commission

Climate Smart Philipstown

Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region


ClimateMaster, Inc.

CNY Poor People’s Campaign

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB)

Centsible House, Inc

Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline

Coalition to Protect New York

Color Henrietta Green

Color Brighton Green

Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment

Community Preservation Corporation

Compressor Free Franklin

Concerned Citizens of Lansing

Concerned Health Professionals of New York

Connected Communities

Crown Heights Jewish Community Council

Dailey Electric, Inc.

Dandelion Energy

Drawdown NYC

Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)


EarthKind Energy Consulting



Ellenville NAACP

Elmirans and Friends Against Fracking

Energy Catalyst Technologies

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc

Environmental Action Coalition

Environmental Advocates NY

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Justice Task Force of the Western NY Peace Center

Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

Erie County Green Party

Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Food and Water Watch

For the Many

Fossil Free Tompkins

Frack Action


Future of Small Cities Institute

Gas Free Seneca

GBC Sustainability Team

GEM Energy

Get Your GreenBack Tompkins

Grassroots Environmental Education

Greater Syracuse Tenants Network

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Green Education and Legal Fund

Green Home Logic, Inc.

Green Ossining

Green Party of Nassau County

Green Party of Onondaga County

Green Team LI

Greenfaith LI



Halcyon Inc.

Healing and Protecting Our Land Together – A Call to Prayer

Heat/Cool Smart Brooklyn

HeatSmart CNY

HIGHMARK Building Efficiency

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.

Hudson Valley & Catskills Climate Reality Chapter

Hudson Valley Green Party

Indivisible Harlem

Integral Building + Design

Interfaith Climate Justice Community

Interfaith Climate Justice Community of WNY

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC

Kinetic Communities Consulting

LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling

Long Island Activists

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Margert Community Corporation

Mothers Out Front – Long Island

Mothers Out Front (Adirondacks)

Mothers Out Front Chemung County

Mothers Out Front Dutchess County

Mothers Out Front New York

Mothers Out Front – Northern Westchester Chapter

Mothers Out Front Westchester Rivertowns

Mothers Out Front- Tompkins

NAACP Mid Manhattan Branch

Nassau Hiking & Outdoor Club

Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow

New Paltz Climate Action Coalition

New Paltz Climate Smart

New Paltz Interfaith Earth Action

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

New York Climate Action Group

New York Community Energy Cooperative

New York Geothermal Foundation

New York League of Conservation Voters

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

New York State Nurses Association

New York State Public Health Association

New York Youth Climate Leaders

New Yorkers for Clean Power

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

North Bronx Racial Justice

North Country Earth Action

Northern Westchester Mothers Out Front

NP Environmental, LLC


NYC For Youth Inc.

NY Climate Advocacy Project

NY Energy Democracy Alliance

NY-GEO New York Geothermal Energy Organization

NYC 2030 District

NYPAN Greene

Orange R.A.P.P. (Residents Against Pilgrim Pipelines)

Partnership for Policy Integrity

Partnership for the Public Good

PathStone Corporation

PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy)

Peace & Justice Committee

Peace Action New York State

People for a Healthy Environment

Peoples Climate Movement – NY

Plymouth Friends of Clean Water

Possible Rochester | Possible Planet

Progressive Schenectady

Progressive Women of NY

Protecting Our Waters

PUSH Buffalo

Putnam Progressives

Ratepayer and Community Intervenors

Regional Plan Association

Renewable Energy Long Island

Renewable Heat Now

Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga (RAFT)

Resist Spectra


Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action (RAICA)

Rockland Goes Green

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Roctricity LLC


Rural Housing Opportunities Corp.

Safe Energy Rights Group

Sane Energy Project

Sanford-Oquaga Area Concerned Citizens (S-OACC)

Seneca Lake Guardian

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter

Sierra Club Niagara Group

Sisters of Charity Federation

Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York

Sixth Street Community Center

Snug Planet

Solar Tompkins

Solarize Albany

Sol Center

Solstice Initiative

South Asian Fund for Education Scholarship and Training

South Shore Audubon Society

Southern Door Community Land Trust, Inc.

Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion

Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development


Sunrise Ithaca

Sunrise NYC

Sunrise Rochester

Susquehanna Group of Sierra Club

Sustainable Hudson Valley

Sustainable Putnam Inc.

Sustainable Tompkins, Inc.

Sustainable Warwick

Sustainable Westchester Inc.

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Syracuse Peace Council


The Community Preservation Corporation

The Insulation Man, LLC

The Reve

Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

Tompkins County Progressives

Transition Town Port Washington

Ulster Activists

United for Action

United for Clean Energy

Universal Human Rights Defenders Coalition

Urban Jobs Task Force

Urbecon LLC

UU Congregation of Binghamton, Green Sanctuary

Village of New Paltz

Vote Solar

WASS (Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions)

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WESPAC Foundation, Inc.

West Harlem progressive Democratic Club

Westchester for Change

Western New York Environmental Alliance

Western NY Drilling Defense

Wise Home Energy

Workers Center of Central New York