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Joe Chavez

Deputy Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice

Joe Chavez is the Deputy Director, Resilient & Efficient Buildings at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice where he leads the City’s efforts to drive the built environment to unprecedented decarbonization, energy efficiency and resiliency standards. He is focused on the development and implementation of buildings-related policies and programs, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders to advance the City’s climate and environmental justice goals. 

Joe has been working in energy and sustainability in New York City for the past 13 years, mostly focused on buildings. Prior to his role at the NYC Mayor’s Office, Joe served eight years at the New York City Department of Education where he led the Energy Management team in implementing building retrofits and upgrades in public school buildings to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions and improve the learning environment. Joe received a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and has been a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers since 2017.