Since 2011, DCAS has provided New York City government agencies with essential staff, ranging from energy analysts to chief decarbonization officers, to lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their agencies. These dedicated energy staff members are charged with creating accountability at the agency level for meeting emissions reductions goals, developing, implementing, and tracking their agency's energy and emissions reduction efforts, identifying potential energy efficiency projects, applying for competitive funding, and supporting cultural change across their organizations. DCAS works with all agency energy management staff to coordinate efforts citywide and share best practices across agencies. Currently, DCAS directly funds more than 100 energy management staff members at 20+ City agencies.
DCAS works with our partner agencies to identify and meet their needs for dedicated energy staff. We seek to place staff in the agencies that have the greatest need for support, reflected in large emissions footprints, facilities with high energy use intensity, and limited existing in-house staff to tackle their energy and emissions reduction challenges.