Buffalo Accelerator


Scaling Clean Energy & Resiliency in Communities

About the Buffalo Community-Based Accelerator:

The Buffalo Community-Based Accelerator (or Buffalo Accelerator) is a new initiative, led by IPC and funded by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, to support implementation of clean energy and resiliency in Buffalo’s community and multifamily buildings. The program is based on proven models in Connecticut and New York City, enabling local communities to build on our teams’ years of deep experience. Working hand-in-hand with local partners, the Buffalo Accelerator will be an integrated approach to drive greater adoption of energy efficiency and clean energy in underserved communities in Buffalo, New York.


  • A partnership-based collaboration that supports and defers to Buffalo / Erie County communities


A focus on community buildings, including houses of worship and multifamily (5+ units) in underserved communities


  • An emphasis on deeper holistic energy efficiency, solar and resiliency building upgrades


  • A model that is scalable and replicable to other cities in western NY and Beyond

We focus on our skills.

The program is focused on community buildings, including houses of worship, and multifamily housing. This program will integrate proven financing solutions with a successful, previously established platform that includes outreach and education for owners; technical assistance; peer-to-peer knowledge sharing; and community participation.

Founding Partners

Facilitating Team


Buffalo NY Partners