AEA BLOG

Equitable Electrification

Equitable Electrification BLOG On Earth Day, we affirm that the goals of beneficial electrification, energy efficiency and housing security will always be intertwined. Generally, they work together:  high-performing building systems save energy and save owners money on building operations, reducing the upward pressure on rents.But not…

Weatherization Works in 2021

Weatherization Works in 2021 BLOG In August 2021, the Weatherization Assistance Program celebrated its 45th birthday. In light of our current climate crisis and the numerous technological advances made in recent years, it is natural to question the relevance of the Weatherization…

David celebrates 30 years of work at AEA!

David celebrates 30 years with AEA! BLOG David Hepinstall celebrates his 30th anniversary with AEA this year. He’s worked tirelessly advocating for residents of affordable housing, developing a state of the art training program, and providing leadership as Executive Director of The…

Local Law 97 Compliance for Affordable Housing

Local Law 97 Compliance for Affordable Housing BLOG The City of New York has instituted laws to achieve carbon neutrality for NYC by 2050. Local Law 97 puts a carbon cap on buildings over 25,000 SF and a financial penalty for…

DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative

DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative BLOG The Association for Energy Affordability is a training partner to District Council 37 in a new, NYSERDA-funded green jobs training initiative launching in April 2021. The program is intended to prepare DC 37 union members…

HANAC Corona Senior Residence Certified as Passive House

HANAC Corona Senior Residence Certified as Passive House BLOG   The affordable HANAC Corona Senior Residence was officially certified as a Passive House on October 14, 2020 by the Passive House Institute. The 68-unit building, designed by Think! Architecture and Design, has been fully…

Remembering Bob Gardella

Remembering Bob Gardella BLOG Starting in 2012, Bob worked at the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. as a senior trainer, home performance professional, and as the organization’s health and safety director. When he came to AEA, many energy efficiency and weatherization leaders…

Say Their Names

Say Their Names BLOG The recent tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of law enforcement officers, and the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, point to a wound that cuts deeply into the hearts and souls of…

A note to our Friends, Clients and Partners about COVID-19

A note to our Friends, Clients and Partners about COVID-19 BLOG Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEA’s offices have been closed since mid-March in both New York and California. Government and utility energy efficiency programs we implement required us to suspend direct installation of…