The CUNY SustainableWorks NYCleantech Collaborative (NYCC) is an organization of cleantech stakeholders working collectively to accelerate the innovation and adoption of clean and sustainable technologies designed for urban applications. For a list of members or an application please contact Sustainable CUNY.
The primary goal of the NYCC is to create a collaborative environment where NYC’s cleantech stakeholders across government agencies, utilities, unions, industry, consumers, and academia can work together to remove barriers to commercilization. By creating new pathways to the marketplace for innovative cleantech products and services, NYCC aims to provide entrepreneurs opportunities to field test and showcase their products and services.
The NYCC engages its members in the analysis of barriers to commercialization, the identification of corresponding opportunities for policy, regulatory, or other solutions, and through the creation and implementation of specific technology roadmaps to ‘push and pull’ market-ready technologies into the NYC marketplace. This effort expands on the replicable programmatic model that CUNY utilizes as the lead for multiple U.S. Department of Energy funded solar programs on behalf of New York City. CUNY's collaborative approach has resulted in a significant growth in solar capacity and a more than ten-fold increase in installation companies, as well as the innovative use of technologies such as GIS and LiDAR to create the world’s largest interactive solar map for NYC’s one million rooftops.