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B&L Receives Best Firms to Work For Award

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Climate Action

B&L’s climate action team unites all of our practice areas, combining our firm’s wide range of expertise to provide holistic planning, funding, and design. We are especially keen on utilizing our knowledge to address the rising impacts and inequities of climate change experienced by disadvantaged communities.

Flooding, drought, water quality, sea-level rise, heat stress, and other climate risks are the ultimate test for communities. B&L is passionate about guiding our clients through whatever comes their way. We work as a team to address the entire climate action story. Our team is a top choice to assist with state-specific climate action programs, including New York State’s Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. We make quick work of creating customized plans that fit each municipality’s needs in the short-, medium-, and long-term and are skilled at identifying the funding to make these plans a reality. B&L clients appreciate our comprehensive approach, as other B&L teams can join in and complete the recommended work.

The Climate Action Story

The climate action story as a whole can be imagined as a three-legged stool: mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. All three legs are critical to future success. B&L considers each leg to help create communities that are stronger now, and ready for what’s next.

    The first piece of the interconnected climate action process, mitigation includes efforts to reduce future climate changes, particularly greenhouse gases. We help communities inventory emissions, identify reduction targets, and design plans to decrease them.
    Efforts to reduce the vulnerability of a society to climate change impacts is an integral piece of the climate action story. We combine modern techniques to bring even the oldest neighborhoods into a space where they can adapt to ever-changing climate impacts and stressors.
    The ability to back after disruptions caused by climate change further strengthens a community. We utilize our knowledge of resilient building techniques and coastal protection to achieve this goal. B&L understands the importance of designing infrastructure for resilience so that our clients will have the ability to rapidly recover from disruptions and other challenging environmental conditions.


Specific Areas of Expertise

Specific Areas of Expertise

Hazard Mitigation Studies & Plans
Climate Action, Resiliency & Adaptation Plans
Coastal Resilience Design
Community Resilience Workshops
Greenhouse Gas Inventories
LEED Consulting & Building Systems
Sustainable Site Planning
Renewable Energy
Climate Smart Community Planning
Solar & Wind Power Reviews
Energy Conservation
Vulnerability Assessments
Shoreline Management & Protection Strategies
Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Management
Electrification Initiatives
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

For more information, please contact:


Jayme Breschard

Jayme Breschard

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Client Testimonial


Participating in these programs will make us eligible for more grants, saving significant taxpayer dollars, while reaffirming Rockland County’s commitment to protecting the environment. We thank B&L for their diligent work in helping us achieve this goal!”

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