Energy Equity

Climate change disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. Low-income households face an average energy burden three times higher than average. The Just Transition entails increasing energy efficiency and access to renewable sources to decrease ongoing costs and reduce local pollution. From minimizing the environmental impact of mining operations in Arizona to increasing low-income access to solar and battery storage in NY, energy equity is core to Bowman’s work in the energy transition. Bowman also provides green jobs training in such topics as building energy codes and solar photovoltaic systems.  


Thought Leadership

Industry Partnerships

Drive Clean Rural USA – Bowman is an industry partner on a U.S. Department of Energy-funded grant to create models for transferring advanced clean fuel and vehicle technologies to underserved county governments and rural communities in eight states (Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin). 

Local Pathways Fellowship – Bowman is an industry partner of the UN Sustainable Development Groups Local Pathways Fellowship. The group’s purpose is to build a global community of young urban leaders and assist them in developing ideas and solutions that support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda, especially SDG 11 which aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”



International Conference on Sustainable Development: Increasing Low to Moderate Income Access to Solar + Storage Virtual Power Plants in NY – Analysis shows there is a material CO2e reduction and economic benefit to a VPP for LMI households. (2021)



US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Embassy Energy Management Training – Trained 1k+ engineers and technicians at US Embassies worldwide in HVAC, building management systems, solar photovoltaics, and reliability-centered maintenance, among other topics. (2014-2019)

Urban Green Council / NYSERDA: NY Energy Code Training – Trained 500+ architects, engineers and code officials in the 2020 NY and NYC energy code, both residential and commercial, and in Local Law 97, NYC’s upcoming carbon law.