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Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce $70 Million Initial Investment to Decarbonize NYCHA Buildings as Part of Clean Heat for All Challenge – ny.gov

New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Eric A. Ulrich said, “I applaud Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul for leading by example with this forward-thinking action plan, showing private building owners that through innovatio…….

New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Eric A. Ulrich said, “I applaud Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul for leading by example with this forward-thinking action plan, showing private building owners that through innovation and investment, we can make real progress in reducing the harmful greenhouse gases coming from our buildings.”

New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice Executive Director Kizzy Charles-Guzman said, “The technology developed through the Clean Heat for All challenge will be transformational for the market and will help clear many of the hurdles buildings face to adopt clean heating and cooling. The cleaner air, improved comfort, and safety that heat pumps provide are vital to the health of our communities, and this partnership will have impacts far beyond the affordable housing market: It will create local green jobs, support New York City’s efforts to help homeowners through programs like ElectrifyNYC and continue to demonstrate the City and State’s leadership on tackling the climate crisis.”

New York City Council Member Julie Won said, “Since August 2021, our neighbors in NYCHA Woodside Houses have been living without heat and hot water. Hurricane Ida flooded the outdated heating plants, and they were never fixed. Access to sustainable, environmentally friendly heat sources are a necessity. We saw firsthand how many of our residents were living without heat in the dead of winter, like those who experienced the fire at the Twin Parks complex in the Bronx. Clean Heat for All is essential to ensuring that our NYCHA residents don’t overheat or freeze during outages. Installing 150,000 electric heat pumps in NYCHA complexes across our city is an important step towards a greener New York and I want to thank Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams for prioritizing Woodside Houses during this launch.

Midea America Research Center Residential Air Conditioning R&D Manager Adam Schultz said,Midea is excited to be leading the development of new technologies that can support more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly options for heating and cooling. Midea has a rich history of developing innovative air conditioning products, including cutting-edge heat pump and inverter technologies. As a result, the product we have developed for the ‘Clean Heat for All Challenge’ is the next generation of innovation, leveraging our decades of expertise to deliver a cold climate …….

Source: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-and-mayor-adams-announce-70-million-initial-investment-decarbonize-nycha

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