About the Social Enterprise

More than a workforce trainer, Green City Force is also a job creation engine.

GCF leverages major investments in public housing and energy efficiency in NYC to build a pipeline of sector-relevant work opportunities for our graduates. Working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and private energy services companies we provide sub-contracted energy services that help low-income and NYC Housing Authority residents save money and power. The alumni employed in these social enterprise programs are GCF Illuminators.


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Helping contractors achieve section 3 requirements

GCF partners with private companies to identify, train and develop the next generation of energy efficiency practitioners through our graduates. We position our graduates to benefit from gainful employment through sector-relevant work opportunities. These positions as a springboard for more fruitful career opportunities, while helping contractors achieve, and in many cases exceed, stringent Section 3 hiring requirements.

Making affordable housing sustainable

GCF provides energy services directly to low-income and NYC Housing Authority residents, helping reduce energy use and costs through a combination of education and energy efficiency upgrades within homes and common areas.

To learn more about GCF efforts, contact SE@greencityforce.org.

EmPowerNY through NYSERDA

GCF partners with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) under the EmPowerNY program to provide no-cost energy efficiency solutions to low-income New York families that pay for Con Edison’s energy service.

As part of the program, GCF graduates and Corps Members conduct an Energy Reduction assessment to identify areas of possible energy and safety improvements. This consultation lasts about 30-60 minutes and includes top tips on how to save energy and money.

Some households may be eligible to receive a free new Energy Star refrigerator, through a third-party vendor, which will help you further lower your monthly energy bills.

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