Western New York ZNE District

Location: Buffalo, New York
Size: 148 acres
Building types: Offices and light manufacturing
Building square footage: 93,000 square feet for the first building; total district area to be determined

Planned for the former site of a Bethlehem Steel plant, the Western New York ZNE District will host a large, zero energy, light industrial building to serve as a “lighthouse project” to attract more zero energy development. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency hopes to make this building the largest zero energy manufacturing facility in the state as part of a larger manufacturing commerce park.

Key Energy Opportunities

  • Pursuing zero energy for light manufacturing building
  • Potential for on-site wind because of proximity to Lake Erie.