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Commission Members and Affiliates

American Solar Partners

American Solar Partners develops, designs, and finances solar power projects, both residential and commercial. The mission of American Solar Partners is to make a fair profit while increasing the use of renewable energy and creating good green jobs, meaning union jobs.

Association of Electrical Contractors (AEC)

The Association of Electrical Contractors is a premier trade association representing NYC’s unionized electrical and systems contractors. The AEC’s Education Fund Committee has sponsored electrical scholarships for college-bound high school seniors for the past 44 years.

The Consortium for Worker Education

The Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) is a private, non-profit agency that provides a wide array of workforce preparation, industry specific training and employment services to over 70,000 New York City workers annually, including union members, New Americans and dislocated workers.


C-Tech Associates, Inc. develops and manufactures educational programs and training aids. With a 98% completion rate and an 90% certification rate, C-Tech has trained and certified 45,000 students many with multiple certifications and over 800 instructors at more than 500 facilities globally.

CUNY Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

This office overseas CUNY's $3 billion capital construction program is a major regional economic engine, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new construction, facilities renovation and critical maintenance projects that support the University's mission. 

The Division of School Facilities (DFS)

DFS is responsible for the maintenance, repair and the efficient operation of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the City of New York’s school system. Currently, over 1400 buildings comprise the Department of Education’s infrastructure.

The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills

The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. is nationally recognized model for addressing training and employment issues in the industry.  This program opens career opportunities in the building and construction trades available through union apprenticeship programs.


Envirolution™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and scaling dynamic K-12 education, job training, leadership academy, and community outreach programs centered around green industries and green energy. 


Exploring is a career awareness program for high school students in New York City. By opening doors of business, non-profits and law enforcement agencies to young people, the program gives students first hand experience of what these careers actually entail.

Local 580

Local 580’s jurisdiction includes all jurisdiction of ornamental ironwork. It is one of the oldest and proudest Local Unions in New York with a history rich in tradition and experience.

McKissack & McKissack

McKissack & McKissack is the oldest women/minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the United States. By applying broad capabilities to all phases of the design and construction process, McKissack assists clients from the earliest stages of conceptual construction all the way through to project close-out.

MKM Landscape Architecture

For more than 30 years, Mark K. Morrison Landscape Architecture (MKM) has been committed to excellence in public, campus, and private design.  The firm has conceived and implemented projects on a variety of scales in the Northeast, as well as in Asia and Africa.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)

NEW prepares, trains and places women in careers in skilled construction, utility and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.

NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC)

The DDC is the city’s primary capital construction project manager managing a portfolio of nearly 10 billion dollars and providing communities with new or renovated structures such as police precincts, courthouses, senior centers, etc.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

NYCHA’s mission is to increase opportunities for low and middle-income New Yorkers by providing safe and affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services.


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

SMART Local 28 Training Center

Represents skilled construction workers in the sheet metal industry.

Solar One

Solar One is an award-winning organization with a thriving array of programs promoting urban sustainability and education. Solar One’s programs reach all five boroughs in New York City.

Urban Green Council

Urban Green Council is the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Their mission is to advance the sustainability of urban buildings through education, advocacy and research.

Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Center

Workforce1 is a service provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services that prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York City. The Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Center works closely with leading businesses to recruit and train job candidates for positions in high growth sectors, such as transportation, manufacturing, construction, and wholesale trade.

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