Equitable Electrification

On Earth Day, we affirm that the goals of beneficial electrification, energy efficiency and housing security will always be intertwined. […]

Weatherization Works in 2021

In August 2021, the Weatherization Assistance Program celebrated its 45th birthday. In light of our current climate crisis and the […]

AEA Teaches Building Science and Energy Assessment Techniques to City Workers and Job Seekers

  DC 37, New York City’s largest union of municipal workers, partnered with AEA and Envirolution to create its Green […]

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DC 37 Green Jobs Training Initiative

The Association for Energy Affordability is a training partner to District Council 37 in a new, NYSERDA-funded green jobs training […]

HANAC Corona Senior Residence Certified as Passive House

The affordable HANAC Corona Senior Residence was officially certified as a Passive House on October 14, 2020 by the Passive […]

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Remembering Bob Gardella

Starting in 2012, Bob worked at the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. as a senior trainer, home performance professional, and […]

Say Their Names

The recent tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of law enforcement officers, and […]

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEA’s offices have been closed since mid-March in both New York and California. Government and […]

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Benchmarking Mid-Sized NYC Multifamily Buildings

New York City has been requiring buildings to benchmark their energy and water use since Local Law 84 of 2009 went into […]

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AEA to Host Oct 31 NYSERDA / PSC Forum on Energy Affordability & Access to Clean Energy

On October 31, 2018, the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) is hosting a forum on low and moderate energy affordability […]

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Adam Romano Recognized for Contributions to Professional Development in Energy Efficiency Field

AEA’s Director of Training and Technical Services, Adam Romano CEM, CPHC, CPHT, MFBA, has been honored by the New York […]

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Need for Real Estate Professionals to Understand Energy Efficient Buildings is Greater than Ever

Whether a real estate professional is working with a seller to prepare a home for market or helping a buyer […]

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Gov. Cuomo’s New Energy Efficiency Target for New York

Just on time for Earth Day 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new energy efficiency goals for New York State […]

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Building Science for Real Estate Professionals at AEA

AEA’s new one-day course Building Science for Real Estate Professionals teaches real estate agents, appraisers and assessors the fundamentals of […]

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2018 WAP State Plan Hearings

On January 31, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) held a public hearing on its 2018 State Plan […]

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A Tribute to John Eberhard

I am greatly saddened to share with our friends the news of the death of John Eberhard, executive director of […]

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AEA Statement on 2018 Clean Energy Jobs & Climate Agenda

On Jan 3, New York Governor Cuomo released his 2018 State of the State message.  At the Association for Energy […]

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2017 AEA Leadership Awards

We are proud to announce the winners of AEA’s 2017 Leadership Awards, presented in December to members of the downstate […]

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Chicago Passive House Window Installation Demonstration

On Tuesday afternoon, December 12, AEA’s Steve Marchese will provide a free demonstration of the techniques and materials used to […]

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HANAC Corona Passive House ProTour Recap

Over sixty energy efficiency enthusiasts, real estate developers, design professionals and contractors gathered on October 20th for a tour of […]

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Making Weatherization Connections at NYC WAP Forum

October 30, 2017 was Weatherization Day – a day to tell the story and acknowledge the widespread benefits of the […]

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Tour a Mid-Rise Multifamily Passive House from the Inside Out

On October 20th, join us for a “Pro Tour” of HANAC’s Corona Senior Residence organized by NorthEast Sustainable Energy Association […]

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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, […]

HANAC Corona Multifamily Passive House

The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. is proud to serve as energy consultant to HANAC, Inc. for its Corona Senior Residence, a 68-unit […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Weatherization Award presented to David Hepinstall at NASCSP Annual Training Conference

For the second time this year, AEA’s executive director, David Hepinstall, has been awarded a major national award for his […]

David Hepinstall receives 2014 ACI Leadership Award in Detroit

The 2014 ACI Leadership Award was presented to David Hepinstall, executive director of the Association for Energy Affordability, at the Affordable […]

AEA becomes EPA WaterSense Partner

“WaterSense” is the catch phrase coined by the US Environmental Protection Agency to describe the commonsense benefits of taking steps […]

AEA Launches “Building Energy Efficiency Futures”

New York State has set aggressive goals for building performance and AEA, with support from NYSERDA and its training partners […]

True Colors Named NYC Supportive Housing Residence of the Year

True Colors has been honored as the 2013 NYC Residence of the Year by the Supportive Housing Network of New York. Supportive Housing […]

AEA role in California Multifamily Rehab Project featured in Energy OutWest newsletter

The Association for Energy Affordability’s recent work for the Community Housing Partnership (CHP) on a project to rehabilitate “The Cambridge,” a 7-story […]

AEA conducts webinar on new EPA Portfolio Manager Too

On July 26th, AEA’s Vince Peréz presented a webinar on the  new, upgraded Portfolio Manager online benchmarking tool, issued the previous […]

Association of Energy Engineers | NY Chapter recognizes AEA Engineer

I am  proud to announce the selection of Meera Lita Tandon as Young Energy Professional of the Year by the New […]

Pathways Out of Poverty Workforce Program Wins High Praise from Participants

Results of a survey of jobseekers show strong appreciation of the workforce training and job-related services offered by CWE, AEA and […]

IREC accredits AEA Energy Auditor courses

The Association for Energy Affordability’s Residential Energy Auditor Training program was accredited in April by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council […]

New Concern for Independent Living residence in Crown Heights is latest product of ongoing collaboration with AEA

Brooklyn’s nonprofit, Concern for Independent Living held a ribbon cutting event on September 28, 2012 for Concern Heights Apartments, a […]

Opportunity for Weatherization Staff to take Free Home Energy Professional Certification Exams at AEA to Expire December 14th

AEA is offering pilot exams for the new Home Energy Professional certifications, offered by the Building Performance Institute and National […]

Passionate About Passive House: Boone Avenue briefing features multifamily and commercial projects, dedication of training facility

On November 15th, the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) hosted an event that combined technical presentations of multifamily and commercial […]

Post Sandy Recovery Guidance from AEA

We at AEA offer the following guidance in the continuing efforts to recover from Sandy: Safety – we urge everyone […]

Timely Warnings from BPI re: Health and Safety Hazards from Generators, Moisture Damage

In a release posted today In Sandy’s Wake, Lend a Hand on the Building Performance Institute website, BPI Executive Director Larry Zarker […]

Sandy, Health and Safety

The impacts of Hurricane/Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy will be felt in our area in many ways over a long period […]

AEA Projects Highlighted during SoBronx Celebration Week 2012

The first week of October was SoBronx Celebration Week organized by the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO). The […]

AEA West Guides Multifamily Projects Toward GreenPoint Rating Certification

AEA, a Certified GreenPoint Rater for new and existing multifamily buildings in California, is currently rating five existing multifamily properties undergoing substantial renovations in San Francisco and the […]

Savings and Kudos Flow from Weatherization at Westbeth

Westbeth Artists Housing, a complex of affordable housing, work and performance spaces for artists that occupies a full city block […]

Building Brooklyn awards for two AEA MPP projects

The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. is pleased to report that two residential apartment buildings for which AEA served as the […]

Via Verde: The Green Way to Affordable Housing for the Bronx

Via Verde, a new multifamily development in the South Bronx takes a groundbreaking approach to affordable housing and sustainability. Via […]

White House Supply Chain Event Shows Weatherization Impact

On June 15th, the White House, working with the National Association for State Community Services Programs and Alliance For The […]

DOE Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades

This post has been updated to reflect the finalization and issuance of the Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades based on […]

Grand Opening at CIL’s MacDougal Street Apartments

The Association for Energy Affordability was proud to attend the June 1st grand opening event at the MacDougal Street Apartments […]

Passive House Primer Course at AEA

A half-day Passive House Primer course was conducted by Tomás O’Leary at AEA’s Energy Management Training Center in New York […]

AEA’s Green Roof and Solar Installations

In October of 2011 the Association for Energy Affordability completed construction on a series of projects on the roof of […]

DOE Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades now available for review and comment

The Energy Department invites manufacturers of energy-efficient products, public housing authorities, industry stakeholders involved in the development, finance, and maintenance […]

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Electrification Workshop: Heat Pump Heating & Cooling

Join MCE and AEA for an electrification workshop about heat pump heating and cooling.


Electrification Workshop: Office Hours and Discussion Forum

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Electrification Workshop: Multifamily Electrification

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Electrification Workshop: Single Family Electrification

Join MCE and AEA for a single family electrification workshop.