The independent nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting high-quality, energy-efficient lighting in New York City. This grant helps to fund the build-out and launch of a center offering training, design assistance, educational resources, a venue for lighting mock-ups and displays, and a forum for discussing energy efficiency.
Through a combined approach of education, advocacy, outreach and technology, the nonprofit promotes green, healthy, efficient building and development. This two-year grant advances development and implementation of the Sustainable Performance Institute Company Certification program to evaluate and encourage greater energy efficiency in building design, construction and operations.
Created in 1994, the diverse coalition of public-interest and environmental organizations remains committed to protecting and restoring the Gulf of Mexico coastal area. This three-year grant strengthens partnership efforts to develop a multifaceted approach to disaster preparedness that includes community resilience and sustainability as well as ecosystem restoration and climate change adaptation.
The nonprofit organization works to improve community-development and land-management agendas in the western United States by conducting cutting-edge research and informing key decision makers. This funding for two research projects enables Headwaters to study the socioeconomic impacts of climate change on two Montana watersheds and the economic costs of longer, more severe wildfires in Oregon.
The independent, nonprofit research organization improves community-development and land-management decisions in the American West by providing policymakers with credible, cutting-edge information. This grant funds research on the rising costs of protecting homes from wildfires in the Sierra Nevada and raising public awareness of and demand for land-use management that is responsive to climate change.
ICLEI offers training, software tools, networking opportunities, and other resources to help more than 600 member cities, towns, and counties pursue climate-change mitigation and adaptation strategies. With grant assistance for its general operations, the organization is increasing its membership, raising the level of member engagement, and enhancing its technical-support services.
The international association offers a wide range of resources to help cities and counties, including more than 600 U.S. member organizations, pursue climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. With grant assistance for general operations, ICLEI is expanding its mitigation programs, piloting the STAR Community Index to help local governments set sustainability priorities, and launching the ICLEI USA Green Business Challenge to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
The national nonprofit helps to develop and spread scalable innovations that transform the performance of community systems such as education, energy, land use, transportation, and work force development. Grant money will fund research on leading-edge thinking and practices related to carbon-neutral communities and strategies for achieving carbon neutrality in the building sector.
The national nonprofit spearheads innovations in climate and energy planning, building retrofits, sustainable transportation, green-collar work force development, and other areas that transform the performance of community systems. This grant supports an analysis of technical assistance for building energy-efficiency retrofits and the development of recommendations for strengthening the market for building energy-efficiency retrofits.
The institute seeks to improve energy efficiency in the built environment through research, education, policy change, program initiatives, and building-code regulations. This grant supports the implementation of energy-rating and disclosure policies for buildings in Washington and New York City while improving the standardization in data collection and sharing of best practices.