Green Team LI: On-the-Job Training for Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology

Green Team LI, a Heat/Cool Smart Brooklyn contractor, has hired 9 new employees and provided on-the-job training for high-efficiency HVAC positions ranging from auditors to insulation and heat pump installers. “Our ability to use the OJT program with NYSERDA and New York State has allowed us to hire employees with less than ideal experience and track record and take the time to train them to become great employees. In the past we might have taken a pass, because we couldn’t afford to take a risk or spend the time.” – Jay Best, CEO

The On-the-Job Training for Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology (PON 3982) from NYSERDA aims to reduce the costs to clean energy businesses for recruiting, hiring, and training new workers and teach new workers occupational skills to help clean energy businesses succeed.

Funding (up to $14 million) is capped at $150,000 per business and a maximum of $16 per hour for the NYSERDA cost share for each hire, except when hiring priority populations which has no cap. 

100 employees or less – NYSERDA will pay 50% of a new employee’s hourly wage for 16 weeks; if an employee from a priority population is hired, NYSERDA will pay 50% of a new employee’s hourly wage for 24 weeks.

101 employees or more – NYSERDA will pay 50% of a new employee’s hourly wage for 24 weeks if the employee is from a priority population.

Businesses hiring workers related to heat pump installation (all business sizes) — NYSERDA will pay 75% of a new employee’s hourly wage for 16 weeks or 24 weeks if the employee is from a priority population.

Businesses hiring workers related to solar electric technology (all businesses sizes) — NYSERDA will pay 50% of a new employee’s hourly wage for 24 weeks if the employee is from a priority population.

(All information from NYSERDA Clean Energy Workforce Development Internships and On-the-Job Training Fact Sheet.)

Cool Savings for Brooklyn Businesses: 6/30 Webinar!

Cool HCSB & ConEd Incentives for Brooklyn! 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH, 6:30PM EST!

REGISTER HERE!

The NYC 2030 District and the Brooklyn Borough President’s office is hosting a Clean Cooling (+ Heating) webinar on June 30th from 6:30-8pm.

  • Join us to learn about the Special NYC & NYS Energy Incentives that can save you money!
  • Hear about the FREE Con Edison Audits (with NO strings attached) plus they can pay up to 50-60% of your project costs.
  • Find out how JouleSmart offers no cost financing solutions that uses your energy savings to pay for your project.

Special Guest Presentation by the Urban Land Institute: Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings, which shows how improving the energy efficiency of Class B and C office buildings is doable with relatively simple, lower-cost measures that not only enhance building performance, but boost property values to make the buildings more competitive.

Let’s “Electrify” Brooklyn with Air Source Heat Pumps! Heat pumps are a more efficient heating and cooling option that eliminate fossil fuels, can provide up to 100 percent of your heating and cooling needs, and help you save on your energy bills.

Webinar Introductory Guest Speakers:

  • Jeff Lowell – Policy Director, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
  • Scott Smith – Program Manager, Clean Heating and Cooling at NYSERDA
  • Haym Gross – Founder & Co-Chair of the NYC 2030 District

Webinar Panelists:

  • Antuan Cannon – Con Edison SMB Program Manager at Willdan
  • Maria Fields – Co-Founder and Senior VP,  at JouleSmart Solutions
  • Monika Henn – Manager, Urban Land Institute Greenprint
  • Frank Maricic – Co-Chair, NYC 2030 District (Moderator)