New York City Housing Authority Named Public Partner of the Year by Con Edison for facilitating energy-saving upgrades in its buildings
March 13, 2013. Con Edison named the New York City Housing Authority the Public Partner of the Year for completing a massive energy-efficiency project in 5,300 public housing units in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
(PressZoom) - March 13, 2013. Con Edison named the New York City Housing Authority the Public Partner of the Year for completing a massive energy-efficiency project in 5,300 public housing units in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. The announcement was made during Con Edisonís Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program Recognition Awards Breakfast, during which the utility honored building owners, property managers and contractors who led the way in 2012 in making energy- and money-saving efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings.
The Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program provides owners of residential buildings with five to 75 units free energy-efficiency surveys and incentives for heating, cooling and lighting upgrades to common areas. Under the available incentives, NYCHA qualified for free compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), shower heads, faucet aerators, and smart strips (surge protectors) for electrical appliances.¬
ďThe New York City Housing Authority is grateful to Con Edison for joining us in our efforts to make our buildings greener and more energy efficient,Ē said NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea.¬ ďNYCHA is fully committed to providing safe, affordable housing for its 400,000 residents in a cost-efficient and environmentally conscious manner. Through key partnerships such as these, we are able to invest in energy efficiency upgrades that will benefit our residents, NYCHA, the city and the environment for years to come.Ē
ďOur multifamily energy-efficiency program is at its most successful when owners and managers work with our installation contractors to upgrade to modern lighting, HVAC and other equipment,Ē said Gregory Elcock, manager of Con Edisonís multifamily program. ďThese honorees made buildings more comfortable for tenants and helped ensure that New York City remains a clean, safe place to live and work.Ē
A total of 412 NYCHA buildings consisting of 9,236 units in 91 developments qualified to receive one or more of the incentives. Developments include First Houses, Randolph and Samuel Houses in Manhattan; Crown Heights, Bushwick and Ocean Hill-Brownsville Houses in Brooklyn; Betances IV, Franklin Avenue I and II and Highbridge Rehabs in the Bronx; and Rehab Program (College Point) in Queens. To date approximately 5,300 dwelling units have received these incentives. Installation is currently underway in the remaining buildings. NYCHA projects an energy savings of at least $1 million per year.
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About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) NYCHA¬ provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate- income residents throughout the five boroughs. To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments. To that effect, NYCHA aims to become a leader among landlords when it comes to implementing strategies to make New York City more sustainable.¬ For more information, visit:¬ www.nyc.gov/nycha
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