Since 2020 Heat/Cool Smart Brooklyn (HCSB) has been implementing a Clean Heating and Cooling Communities campaign sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and NYSERDA (NY State Energy Research and Development Authority). We have helped convert over 50 homes (1-4 Family) from fossil fuel boilers to efficient, electric heating and cooling systems, and weatherized a few homes along the way. We have also engaged many multi-family properties of different sizes, containing hundreds of apartments, to plan clean heat conversions. HCSB’s funding from NYSERDA comes to a close this spring.
Con Edison Clean Heat Program incentives were suspended from May of ’22 through mid-January ’23, when ConEd relaunched the program with reduced incentive levels and monthly limits on project awards. Details on incentives for different project types are available under the ‘Con Edison Restart’ menu above.
We have worked with wonderful Community Partners to encourage Brooklyn property owners, homeowners and small businesses to stop burning fossil fuels in their basements and switch to efficient, electric cold-climate Air Source Heat Pumps (ccASHPs). HCSB had prepared to launch an Aggregated Retrofit Campaign to secure bulk procurement discounts and retrofits with streamlined heating/cooling, weatherization and solar installations for Brooklyn properties.
We regret to report that the most of HCSB’s participating contractors will not immediately return to the ConEd Clean Heat Program. Unfortunately, the aggregated campaign is not feasible due to the limited time and resources available to us. HCSB will continue to accept applications, share updated information and be available to assist with your projects through the spring.
We will hand off the campaign enrollment contacts to a successor campaign through NYSERDA’s Clean Heating and Cooling Communities program. We expect that ConEd will work through the backlog of projects from the 8-month program pause, and NYSERDA will pick up the Brooklyn retrofit campaign later this year.
For any questions or comments, or for information on available retrofit programs for LMI or market-rate properties, please contact us at: [email protected]
Buildings with energy efficient envelopes and clean heating and cooling systems will keep you comfortable all year round, lower your energy costs, and reduce your carbon footprint.