Office of Energy & Sustainability

 The City of Rochester has established within the Division of Environmental Quality the Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES).  The goal of the OES is to make the City of Rochester a model for innovative, ecologically sustainable operations, policies and practices, and connect the City with regional and national sustainability resources.  

This office is responsible for helping the city take advantage of the multiple benefits generated by adopting more sustainable practices. These include reduced operating costs for the City, a healthier, safer more livable community, natural resource conservation and restoration and mitigating and adapting to climate change. 

Additionally, the office actively solicits grant funding and incentives to implement energy and sustainability projects, from agencies and utilities, including the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC), and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E). 

Energy Management and Climate Action Status Report

As administrator of the City’s Energy and Sustainability program, the OES has provided management and oversight of a wide variety of projects designed to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Management and Climate Action Status Report shows the City is increasing momentum toward sustaining the environment and our natural resources for future generations.

Download the Energy Management and Climate Action Status Report here!


For additional information, contact Anne Spaulding in the Division of Environmental Quality at (585) 428-7474 or