Aaron Ordower is Assistant Director for Programs in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where he works on policy development and technical assistance programs related to energy efficiency and clean energy finance. He leads a team of Policy Advisors that manage New York City’s programs to support private building owners in completing energy retrofits: the Carbon Challenge, Retrofit Accelerator and Community Retrofit NYC. He is particularly engaged in new policy development promoting deep energy retrofits, building electrification, and clean energy solutions for LMI communities. He also oversees the City’s efforts to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, expected to launch in 2019.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Aaron was Program Coordinator for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Green Housing Preservation Program – a first of its kind affordable housing program targeting energy efficiency and water conservation. Earlier in his career, he worked on sustainable development investment loans and technical assistance projects in Latin America with the World Bank.
Aaron holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.