U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
More Than 2,000 Affordable NY Apartments to Benefit from Weatherization Assistance Program
March 21, 2012
In New York City, 2,000 low-income housing units will benefit from reduced energy consumption and cost, improved indoor air quality and better-trained maintenance staff. This is because the City and State of New York, along with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Enterprise Communities Partners, have invested $18 million to make the city’s affordable housing greener. The funds for this came through the Weatherization Assistance Program, in partnership with New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Enterprise and LISC weatherized 2,226 apartments across all of the boroughs of New York City. These improvements are expected to reduce energy consumption in the buildings by 24 percent and cut carbon emissions by 23 percent. Read more on this story in the March 21 edition of Multi-Housing News Online.