Clean Energy Communities Institute (CECI)

As the Mid-Hudson representative for the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program, the Hudson Valley Regional Council is pleased to introduce the Clean Energy Communities Institute (CECI). Our goal for this Institute is to walk you step-by-step through the CEC High-Impact Actions and how to accomplish them. Over the next year, we will be focusing on a single High Impact Action each month, providing action-oriented webinars, testimonials, in-person cohort-style workshops, and useful content.

Climate Smart Communities Tutorial Videos

This Climate Smart Communities tutorial series was created by Hudson Valley Regional Council in partnership with NYSDEC and NYSERDA to help guide municipalities through the Climate Smart Communities Portal, Certification Actions, and Certification Applications.

Tutorial 1 Content:

00:00 - Intro

00:40 - Check for Prior Registration

02:19 - Create an Account

03:25 - Registration

04:55 - Update Municipality Profile & Manage Users

Tutorial 2 Content:

00:00 - Intro

00:56 - About Certification

01:43 - About Actions

04:22 - Locating CEC/CSC Crosswalk Document & CSC Certification Checklist

06:03 - Exploring Certification Actions

07:22 - Selecting Certification Actions

09:40 - Viewing Other Communities' Approved Submission Documents

Tutorial 3 Content:

00:00 - Intro

00:57 - Certification Application Cycle

02:24 - Submit Action Documentation

05:04 - Review & Submit Application