Capital District CSC Coordinator
From 2012 to 2015, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) acted as the Climate Smart Communities Regional Coordinator for the Capital District which included the counties of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady. Together with its consultant team of VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C., and Climate Action Associates, LLC, CDRPC provided technical support and guidance to Climate Smart Communities within the region.
The CDRPC team served as strategic planning agents empowering local governments, connecting them with each other and with financial and technical programs, offering training assistance and consistent tracking of successes and barriers to addressing the ten CSC pledge elements. The team facilitated 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.
The Capital District CSC program included a greenhouse gas inventory (which calculated emissions for every community in the region and provided a baseline for gauging progress); an outreach plan that articulated a community assistance strategy; the development of community profiles that summarized the actions taken to address the CSC goals; and one-on-one community meetings, which led to the development of customized service strategies for each CSC. The program also included the identification of exemplary "anchor" projects that can serve as models for other communities.
For detailed information, please see the work plan and summary reports under "Important Links" to the right.
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
One Park Place, Suite 102
Albany, NY 12205
Capital District Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Capital District 2010 Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory includes emissions from all 126 communities in the region. It is available at the link to the right of this page.