Improved heat pump technology to be rolled out in selected communities offering homeowners a significant long-term solution to reducing energy costs.
Improved heat pump technology to be rolled out in selected communities offering homeowners a significant long-term solution to reducing energy costs.
On June 1st, NYSERDA released new Commercial PACE Guidelines that make it easier for property owners and the energy professionals that service them to qualify projects for Energize NY PACE financing. The new guidelines introduce three changes in particular that expand the opportunities for clean energy upgrades by making PACE more readily available.
At the recent NEEP Renewable Heating and Cooling Workshop, NYSERDA’s CEO Alicia Barton discussed the importance of scaling the use of both ground and air source heat pumps to helping achieve New York State carbon emission reduction goals. Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) transfer thermal energy from below the earth’s surface to heat or cool a building without any additional fuel and zero emissions. Air source heat pumps (ASHP) are similar, transferring heat between the inside of a building and the outside air, resulting in a comfortable indoor environment. Energize NY PACE financing, combined with incentives, makes these heat pumps more affordable.
Thinking about beekeeping? Click for a profile of Karen Sabath, a backyard beekeeper and learn how to get started with your own hive!
Looking back over the past year, EIC has made a lot of progress in expanding the program and creating a better product. Click for more!
We interviewed John Carton of Get Green Home Improvements and asked him a few questions about being in the Energy Efficiency business. Watch the video!
Featuring three lovely projects
“Energize NY PACE Financing allowed us to replace thousands of light fixtures in the interior and exterior of our 30-acre senior living community. Our residents are delighted with the improved lighting that adds so much to their comfort and security. They are also very proud to be part of an energy saving initiative that is so significant in preserving resources for the broader community as well as for their children and grandchildren,” added Sister Lauren Van Dermark, project coordinator.
Thirty people, ages 30 and under, were recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The EE 30 Under 30 highlights the work of young professionals who are using education to help protect the environment.
Learn more about our special, limited time discount campaign. Offered in partnership with the Town of Bedford and Bedford 2020.
Homeowerns had a chance to grab a beer with contractors, energy coaches and neighbors who have gone through this process.
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John Flynn, an Energize NY volunteer, and homeowner in Yorktown wants to tell you about his experience Energizing his home and how the program has amazing benefits for all homeowners!
Senior Experience Profiles
Lauren Brois, Director of Energize NY’s Homeowner Program, was a featured speaker at the Better Buildings Summit on May 17th in Washington D.C. as part of a the session “In Concert: Orchestrating the Energy Efficiency Message.”
See photos and press from the event
Meet the great team at Healthy Home and find out why home energy efficiency is important to them.
Meet Father Robert Gahler, Priest at Trinity St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle and hear how he updated his historical home to 21st century energy standards!
Meet Bernhard Koenig, the owner and one-man-show of BK Solutions. Get his take on home energy efficiency
Imagine eliminating drafts, lowering your energy bills and increasing the value of your home. All while reducing your carbon footprint. Take a peek into how your neighbors have boosted their home’s energy performance by working with Energize NY.
Stay cool this Summer by Energizing your home- before the financing rates increase!
Energize NY Finances Solar Panels for a St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Serving the Church’s Mission and its Financial Needs
This month, we are featuring Phoenix Mechanical Corp.!
Energize NY celebrated the passage of an important milestone with Westchester homeowners, local community and municipal leaders and energy efficiency contractors on Tuesday evening May 10th in Bedford NY.
200+ registrants signed up to tune in for "PACE for Nonprofit-owned Buildings" with hosts Mark Thielking (Energize NY) and Bracken Hendricks (Urban Ingenuity). Click for webinar recording.
This month we are featuring Bruni & Campisi!
Energize NY is hiring a paid summer intern.
Welcome to our Comfort Corps Contractor Spotlight!
Each month, we feature a different member of our Comfort Corps with photos, a video, and an interview to get to know them better.
We have started a new series called the Comfort Corps Contractor Spotlight! This month: Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc.
Energize NY and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson co-hosted an information session at City Hall last week for residents and community leaders to learn more about Energize NY
Energize Ossining and Energize Somers are happy to announce two new additions to our case studies.
Step inside of the Energize frame of mind and find out how many homes are saving energy and living more comfortably.
An Energized Gingerbread House will ensure your Gingerbread man will never run away! With solar panels, insulation and air sealing- this Gingerbread House is sure to be cozy and bright.
Ossining Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly, Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity, Town Board Members and Green Ossining recognized 26 Ossining residents for making their homes more energy efficient and reducing energy waste.
PRESS RELEASE: Today Ossining Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly and 25 local leaders and business owners celebrated the first solar installation by a local business as part of the Solarize Ossining-Briarcliff campaign. The new solar panels on the roof of Terra Tile & Marble’s 30,000 square foot headquarters in the Town of Ossining are supplying nearly 100% of Terra Tile’s electricity needs. This project was made possible with financing provided by Energize NY (PACE) Finance, which offers low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations, like the solar panels at Terra Tile.
46 people attended the July 20th press event with where Debbie Haglund, the Executive Director of A-HOME; Kevin Plunkett, Deputy Westchester County Executive; Warren Lucas, Supervisor of North Salem and Kathryn Hoenig, Chief Operating Officer of Energize NY spoke to a crowd that included press, local building owners, board members of the Energy Improvement Corporation and A-HOME Housing, PACEnow--the national PACE advocacy program, Healthy Home Energy Consulting, 2 Weschester County legislators and representatives from NYSERDA's multifamily programs and from First Niagara Financial Group.
Get Energized at your local Farmers Market!
The Energy Improvement Corporation held a press event Monday, April 13th at the site of 5 Spoke Creamery Farm's solar installation to announce the completion of the first commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing in New York State, a milestone for its Energize NY Finance program and its partners Orange County, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”),..
BPI certified home performance contractors can properly assess carbon monoxide issues in a home and recommend appropriate repairs if necessary. A Comprehensive Home Assessment can check for carbon monoxide issues and provide homeowners with peace of mind.
Bedford 2020 is excited to announce that in honor of our fifth anniversary, we are hosting the Bedford 2020 Environmental Summit and Solar Action Day on January 31, 2015 at Fox Lane High School.
You’re invited to follow along. Join your Westchester neighbors as they navigate making their homes more energy efficient through the Energize NY program. Follow along each step of the way from the application process to their home energy assessment and more. Check in for regular updates.
Energize NY held a recognition party for the 500 Energized Homeowners and the wonderful volunteers, contractors, local leaders and neighbors who have helped to make 500 Energized Homes a reality!
Energy Improvement Corporation and NYSERDA Partner to Enable Commercial PACE Financing to Channel Low-Cost Capital to Fund Clean Energy Projects Across New York State
NYSERDA Press Release, July 15, 2014 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced a new partnership that will expand innovative clean energy project financing to all of New York State for commercial, industrial and multifamily buildings to help them become more competitive and cost effective by decreasing their energy costs.
Energize NY expired a record high in the month of June, with 32 homes being Energized in just 30 days!
Neuhaus Announces Program to Help Orange County Commercial Property Owners Reduce Energy Costs
First County in State to Launch Energize NY
Goshen, NY – The launch of Energize NY in Orange County was announced by County Executive Steve
Neuhaus at the OC Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Middletown recently. In his July 10 remarks, Neuhaus explained that the launch of Energize NY in Orange County, the first county in New York State to adopt the program, would help commercial property owners directly address rising operating costs by providing critical
support, tools, and long-term financing to implement clean-energy upgrades for their buildings. Watch the launch announcement of Energize NY in Orange County here.
Whether picking out a simple window air conditioner or a central air conditioning system, it is important to pick a unit that is properly sized.
Done with Heating Season? It's time to think about your Base Load.
The Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), a New York State public benefit corporation now offers low-cost, long-term Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to commercially owned buildings considering energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.
Brian Kaminer, a North Castle homeowner and sustainable investment consultant, remarks on the benefits of a home energy assessment from an investment standpoint.
Why are PCs like air conditioners? They quit working properly when you open Windows. Get it? But when all your windows are closed and the AC still isn’t working properly, it doesn’t seem funny anymore. Thousands of Westchester homes are so leaky, that even when windows are tightly shut, the AC (air conditioning) is working in overdrive to compensate for the escaping air. It probably seems your electric company is playing the joke on you when you get the monthly bill. So what can you do to make AC affordable, even on the most sweltering summer days?
Wendy takes matters into her own hands and schedules a comprehensive home energy assessment. But how will Russell react when his home is invaded? And what about the cost?
For your Energy Saving Consideration…
When homes lack proper insulation, they cease to be boxes and instead become sieves, porous containers that leak inside air out, and outside air in. You may be thinking “Great! Now the birds, bees, and all other manner of woodland creatures can enjoy my air conditioning with me, and the world will be a happier place!” I need you to banish these ideas from your mind. Trust me; your wallet and the environment will thank you for it.
Ossining, NY. WWII veteran Victor Paolantonio will receive a home energy makeover next week when a group of local certified energy efficiency contractors join together to retrofit his 61 year old home. The retrofit will save approximately 50% of his heating costs. All of this work will be done at no cost to Mr. Paolantonio.
New York State’s First Fuel Efficient Car Show: This Car Show will present the “future” today. From fuel efficient hybrids to electric cars and electricity sources that provide a future “free from fossil fuels”, our goal is to show attendees the transportation revolution that is happening today. Attendees will have the unique chance to experience and drive the latest in Electric, Hybrid and Electric/Hybrid vehicles on the market – all in one place! We want them to leave the show with compelling information that will influence their next purchase decision towards an energy-efficient or alternative-energy vehicle.
A compelling article from Brian Kaminer at the NewCastleNOW website showing how improving your home energy efficiency may be one of the best investments you can make. Brain shares his experience and his actual energy usage numbers to create a practical example of how you can save money, make your home more comfortable and increase its overall market value. Enjoy!
Westchester residents are becoming more and more familiar with seeing Energize NY’s bright green banners at community events throughout the county. This weekend will be no exception, as Energize Towns plan to exhibit energy efficiency information at 6 events this weekend and next week.
As everybody knows, September is international square dance month. Here at Energize NY, we’ve decided to honor this special occasion by adding a few more dance partners to the Energize NY office. Now we can finally do-si-do comfortably. In addition to Tom Bregman (Executive Director/Dance Captain), there are some special new additions to our energy experts.
Summer is the perfect time to get your home "Energized" so you can save on those air conditioning costs. Air sealing and proper insulation are essential defenses to safeguard your home from the 'stack attack.'
It’s almost that time of year again — the season we all engage in the annual rituals of spring-cleaning. Window replacements are a popular home improvement for owners gearing their houses for the change of season, but there are several reasons to be cautious before making an investment that could take decades to pay back.
With each new launch comes a new idea on how to extend the opportunities of energy efficiency to other New York homeowners.
At the March 29th Regional Leadership Summit 66 area community leaders took the pledge to Lead by Example and get a home energy effiency assessment completed through the Energize New York program.
Homeowners are better able to cope with rising gas prices and the “pain at the pump” as a result of warmer temperatures and lower home heating costs, but I caution homeowners to be wary of this trend. There’s no guarantee that our winters, especially here in New York, won’t return to their typical routine of heavy snowfalls and frigid temperatures.
New York State’s newest financing program makes it even easier and cheaper to get money from the state to pay for work that will make your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and cheaper to live in. The program is called On-Bill financing, and the idea behind it is simple: New York will pay an energy efficiency professional to do approved work on your home, and you pay that money back at a super low rate through a monthly charge added to your utility bill.
In this post, we cover some of the questions you should ask a home energy professional before letting them into your home. Asking the right questions will help you choose the best contractor for the job.
I’m definitely interested in having my home assessed and maybe even in making some improvements. But with winter on the horizon, have I missed the window of opportunity for this year? I’m worried that it’s harder to do an assessment in winter, and that it may be inconvenient. Can they even measure my home’s energy use when it’s cold outside? Are these silly questions?
Hesitant Homeowner, Katonah
See our answer in this article!
It’s been a liitle over a year since I was hired to run to the Energize program. In that time I’ve spoken to literally hundreds of homeowners looking to reduce energy waste, save money on energy bills and make their homes more comfortable. So why then are many homeowners still waiting to get going?