Mid-Hudson CSC Coordinator
Deliver Climate Protection Services and Resources
VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C. (VHB), in collaboration with ICF International and Hamel Environmental Consulting, was chosen as the regional coordinator to deliver climate protection services and resources to 42 Climate Smart Communities (CSC) in the Mid-Hudson Valley. VHB's approach for the pilot program includes assessing and tracking the progress of the current CSC participants in achieving CSC pledge elements, conducting in-person consultations with each CSC to determine its exact climate protection needs, and delivering one-on-one tailored assistance and top-notch resources and educational opportunities that meet its needs and advances its efforts. In addition to working closely with existing CSC participants, the VHB Team will reach out to a broader audience throughout the pilot program to promote the successes of the CSC program and to engage new CSC participants.
In Year One of the pilot program, the VHB Team will create a baseline to gauge the overall success of the program by conducting a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. The GHG emissions inventory will focus on the key GHG emissions sources at the local and county levels, including (but not limited to) energy consumption, waste and wastewater systems, and the agricultural sector. The team will use social media and key partners to promote CSC program successes and best practices, as well as relevant events and opportunities that support the CSC participants' efforts in the Lower Hudson Valley.
For detailed information, please go to the Work Plan and year 1 and 2 reports at "Important Links" on right.
VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C.
100 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 109
Albany, NY 12203
Facebook Page - see link on right
LinkedIn Group: Mid-Hudson Climate Smart Communities
Mid-Hudson Climate Smart Communities Website - see link on right
Mid-Hudson Climate Smart Communities Conference - see link on right
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Mid-Hudson Region 2010 Tier II Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory was completed on December 13, 2012. The Executive Summary and full inventory are available at the links to the right of this page.