Announcement of the Heat/Cool Smart Brooklyn Clean Heating and Cooling Campaign
Brooklyn, NY, 3/30/20 – The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office in conjunction with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announce the formal launch on March 30th of Heat Cool Smart Brooklyn (HCSB), a clean heating and cooling community campaign (CHCC) serving Community Boards 2 and 6. This is one of fourteen Clean Heating and Community campaigns funded by NYSERDA.
Implemented by New York City 2030 District, HCSB’s mission is to promote the adoption of clean heating and cooling technologies by increasing awareness with education on the benefits of energy efficiency and clean technologies. HCSB will engage small building and business owners in weatherizing and electrifying their properties by providing free or low-cost building audits, building envelope improvements, and aggregated purchases of air source heat pumps facilitated through a simplified procurement process.
Over the course of the next 18 months, HCSB will administer four campaigns targeting commercial facilities and residential building owners in Community Boards 2 and 6. HCSB is also receiving funding for a training and workforce development program to be delivered by the Association for Energy Affordability and CUNY CityTech during the campaign.
These campaigns support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, the most aggressive climate change program in the nation that puts the New York on path to carbon-neutrality across all sectors of the economy as well as the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which requires greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced 85 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
“At a time when climate change is intensifying, we need to empower communities to tackle a major source of carbon emissions: heating and cooling,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “The Clean Heating and Cooling Community campaigns give residents and businesses the tools to wean themselves off fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy, while training local residents for the jobs of the future. Our office is proud to be administering this campaign in Community Boards 2 and 6 in partnership with NYSERDA. In September, Centsible House launched their CHC campaign in Community Boards 3 and 17, also funded under this grant from NYSERDA. I urge all eligible owners to contact the HCSB at HeyBrooklyn.org to learn how you may benefit from this effort.”
Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA said, “Clean Heating and Cooling campaigns like Heat Cool Smart Brooklyn are helping to raise awareness and confidence all across state among local residents interested in learning more about benefits of transitioning to cleaner, more energy efficient clean heating and cooling technology. NYSERDA looks forward to working with Brooklyn Borough President’s Office and NYC 230 District to help Brooklyn building and business owners take meaningful steps toward lowering energy costs and reducing emissions in support of Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals.”
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