Climate at the Grassroots Webinar 2/16/21

Thank you to everyone who participated in our webinar yesterday evening! We heard excellent presentations from Brooklyn SolarWorks, Alive Structures, and Elizabeth Adams. (Click here to read about her Green Recovery plan)

The webinar recording is available here.

The webinar slide deck is available here.

Don’t hesitate to send us an email at hcsb@nyc2030.org with any questions you have!

(Note: This is not an endorsement.)

Climate Change in the Neighborhood Webinar 2/2/21

Thank you for joining us for this excellent webinar! Check out the resources from the webinar below.

Click here to view the webinar recording

Click here to view the webinar slide deck

Green Team LI Green Retrofit Case Studies

350 Bk Feb 11 Monthly Meeting – Pre-registration required:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-ivrDsuHNOfsdYtyRz7chaBf79sZpKz

The First Unitarian Brooklyn Green Team email address to find out more: fuubgreenteam@googlegroups.com

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.)