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The following section contains energy resources that are useful for business development within Chautauqua County.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides information for how municipalities, developers, and designers can experience the benefits of green infrastructure. Learn more.

National Grid’s Economic Development Grant Program has a strong focus on site development, urban revitalization, marketing, and customer growth through infrastructure assistance, energy efficiency, and productivity improvement. Learn more.

NYSEG and RG&E is an economic development program that aims to build a strong and healthy economy in upstate New York. Learn more.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a business program that provides financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. Learn more.

Administered by NYSERDA, 76West is a competition focused on growing entrepreneurs and attracting resources to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier region. Learn more.

NYSERDA’s Agriculture Energy Audit Program offers technical assistance to identify energy efficiency measures for eligible farms and on-farm producers. Learn more.

The A-TWG is an independent advisory body to the State of New York and other participating entities to steer efforts in advancing renewable energy development in a way that supports agricultural operations, lands, farmers, and communities. Learn more about the group.

The ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Businesses contains step-by-step guidance on ways for small businesses to increase energy efficiency. Access the guidebook.

The Environmental Protection Agency created a guide to help small businesses develop a sustainability plan. Learn more.

In 2021, a study was prepared for the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities in order to analyze regional manufacturers’ potential to participate in the Climate Technology sector.  Read the study.

NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program helps developers and building owners to plan and implement energy efficiency projects within existing affordable multifamily buildings with five or more units. Learn more about the program.

For units in multifamily mid and high rise buildings to earn the ENERGY STAR, a new or substantially rehabilitated mid or high rise multifamily building must be designed to be at least 15% more energy efficient than a building built to code. Learn more about the program.

For a comprehensive resource for community decision makes to better understand the economic development potential during the development, construction, and operation of wind energy projects, click here.

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that works to build better policies. OECD provides information on ESG practices and investments. Learn more.

LEED is a widely used green building rating system. LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost saving green buildings. Learn more about LEED.

ENERGY STAR certified buildings save money, energy, and generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. Learn more about the certification.

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