Capital District CSC Coordinator
Empower Local Governments and Provide Technical Support and Guidance
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), as a recipient of a grant from NYSERDA to manage the Climate Smart Communities Pilot Program (CSC) in the Capital District, provides technical support and guidance to the 16 communities within the six-county region that have taken the Climate Smart Communities pledge. CDRPC and its consultant team of VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C., and Climate Action Associates, LLC, serve as strategic planning agents empowering local governments, connecting them with financial and technical programs, and with each other, offering training assistance and consistent tracking and reporting of successes and barriers to addressing the ten CSC pledge elements.
The CDRPC team facilitate selection, development, and implementation of local climate action programs, such as reducing municipal operational emissions and encouraging reduction of community-wide emissions through the adoption of smart-growth land-use and transportation policies and facilitating the implementation of local climate adaptation strategies.
The Capital District CSC program includes a greenhouse gas inventory, which calculated emissions for each of the 126 communities in the region, providing a baseline for gauging progress; an outreach plan that articulates a community assistance strategy; the development of community profiles that summarize the actions taken to address the CSC goals; and one-on-one community meetings, which lead to the development of customized service strategies for each CSC. The program also includes the identification of exemplary "anchor" projects that can serve as models for other communities.
For detailed information, please go to the Work Plan and Year 1 and 2 summary reports at "Important Links" on right.
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
One Park Place, Suite 102
Albany, NY 12205
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Capital District 2010 Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory was completed on May 20, 2013. It is available at the link to the right of this page.