NYC Mayor Calls for Fossil Fuel Reduction Targets to Reduce Carbon Emissions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a new step to limit carbon emissions from the built environment, establishing targets for fossil fuel use in buildings. The new mandate would require owners of affected properties to have efficient heating and cooling systems, hot-water heaters, and insulation installed in their buildings. The proposal, subject […]

Energy Efficiency and Solar Partnership

AEA and Grid Alternatives Tri-State launch new initiative targeting affordable multifamily housing

AEA and GRID Alternatives team up to deliver Energy Efficiency + Solar Energy to Affordable Multifamily Housing

The Association for Energy Affordability and Grid Alternatives Tri-State announced the formation of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Partnership (EESP) to bring the combined benefits of energy efficiency and solar energy to multifamily buildings where low-income households live. The goals are to lower the building’s energy requirements by improving or replacing inefficient building systems, and […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

At Thanksgiving we take time to recognize the individuals and organizations that make it possible for us to perform our work and make progress toward our goals of making housing healthful, comfortable, energy efficient, and affordable. This includes the energy professionals, contractors and installers who depend on us for quality training to assess, specify, and […]

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Top Ten Air Sealing Opportunities

1. Chimney/gas vent chase Chimneys and gas appliance vent pipes require large clearance to combustible materials like 2×4 framing. Often these chases are open to the attic and surrounding walls or floor joists. Seal them durably with approved materials like sheet metal and fire-rated caulks. 2. Plumbing chase The plumbing chase is often double framed […]

Celebrating 40 Years of Weatherization

The Weatherization Assistance Program was signed into law by President Gerald Ford as part of the “Energy Conservation and Production Act” (Public Law 94-385) on August 14, 1976. Federal regulations described the purpose of the Weatherization program to “increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve […]

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AEA’s Summer Games: Bringing Together a Community of Weatherization Champions

On August 4th, downstate New York Weatherization Assistance Program subgrantees kicked off a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the date when the Weatherization Assistance Program was signed into law at AEA’s 2016 Summer Games in Central Park. AEA staff and WAP network members enjoyed a day of softball, picnic fare and networking. Those […]

AEA Welcomes Peter Hoyle as Chief Operating Officer

Peter Hoyle, formerly Vice President of Engineering with Related Management, today joins Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to AEA’s chief executive David Hepinstall, he will team with David to provide overall executive leadership and support for all components of AEA’s operations. Peter brings numerous managerial, construction management and […]

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Gov. Cuomo Announces NYS HOME Awards to AEA Member Organizations

Two members of AEA’s downstate New York Weatherization network will receive funding from the New York State Home and Community Renewal under the NYS HOME Program to assist low income New Yorkers with home repair and home ownership. Margert Community Corporation in the Rockaways and Northfield Community Development Corporation of Staten Island were awarded $400,000 […]

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Thank you, 2015 Presenters

Thanks to all Presenters at Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero

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