Posted by David Hepinstall on November 23, 2016 ·
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 install energy efficiency measures.
It includes our own direct customers who place their trust in us to perform energy upgrades safely, professionally, and cost-effectively, and who refer their colleagues to us.
It includes our community-based weatherization network, our nonprofit partners in the affordable housing and energy efficiency space, and other companies with whom we collaborate to advance our mutual goals.
And it includes the government and private sector entities whose programs provide funds to support this work, especially in housing occupied by households who could not otherwise afford to do it.
Posted by Steve Marchese on September 7, 2016 ·
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 to accommodate large waste pipes and vent stacks as well as water supply piping. These walls can directly connect the attic to the basement and to sidewalls and tub surrounds. Seal the chase at the top with code approved, durable materials and caulks. Read More
Posted by Kay Stewart on August 14, 2016 ·
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 their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden.”
AEA salutes the many individuals who have worked tirelessly to advance these goals in their communities by bringing the benefits of Weatherization to housing occupied by households with low incomes throughout New York and the entire United States, improving the lives of millions of Americans while improving the environment for us all. Read More
Posted by Sarah Burns on August 12, 2016 ·
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 who attended wore T-shirts commemorating the occasion with the Weatherization logo and the names of the 16 downstate WAP subgrantees on the back.
During the coming year, AEA plans a series of events to increase awareness of the contributions the Weatherization Assistance Program has made to the efficiency and affordability of the housing (in small homes and apartment buildings) where low-income New Yorkers live, and the health and safety of building residents.
Posted by Kay Stewart on March 21, 2016 ·
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 technical qualifications to his new position at AEA. He holds both a Bachelor of Engineering from Manhattan College School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from New York Institute of Technology. He is an AEE-certified Energy Manager (CEM), Energy Procurement Professional (CEP), Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), Demand-Side Management Professional (CDSM), NYS Engineer in-Training (EIT), and is a NYSDOL Certified Asbestos Inspector & Manager Planner and USEPA/NYS Certified Lead Based Paint Inspector & Risk Assessor.
He has a wealth of real estate experience that will provide insights and tools to help AEA strengthen and extend our relationships with key actors in multifamily housing, both in New York and nationally. Over a period of 28 years at Related Management, Peter’s responsibilities included overseeing millions of dollars’ worth of capital improvements, site assessments for acquisitions, physical & capital need assessments, reviewing utility deregulation impacts, utility procurement for an annual utility budget of $60 million, commissioning & retro-commissioning, energy management initiatives, preparation of repair specifications, construction administration, group purchasing programs, administering environmental & safety regulation compliance for a portfolio of 400 properties consisting of more than 35,000 residential units in nearly 20 states.
Peter’s experience also includes 8 years as a structural engineer with project oversight, procurement management, and field and construction administration experience for forensic studies and repairs of building envelopes.
Welcome, Peter – we’re glad you to have you on board!