Energy Efficiency

Approximately 70 percent of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. Greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change by trapping heat in our atmosphere, and also contribute air pollution that causes respiratory diseases. That is why it is critical
To address the climate crisis, we need to dramatically reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are produced by the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal, and contribute to global warming. In 2019, New York
Out of Gas, In with Justice
What is HEAP? The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a funding program from the federal and state government that assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling costs, energy crisis assistance, weatherization, and energy-related home repairs. In New
Home Energy Assistance Program
Extreme heat events are increasing in frequency, severity, and duration in New York City. There are a number of negative health impacts from extreme heat, including heat stress, dehydration, dizziness, and fainting. These impacts can lead to hospitalization, worsening of
NYC Cooling Centers
The Challenge On average, New Yorkers with a low or moderate income and New Yorkers of color pay a disproportionately higher percentage of their household income on energy. For many, their energy bill is their second largest monthly expense, behind
Energy Efficiency
Are you interested in advocating for climate justice? Do you want to help turn our Cooling Centers and Heat, Health, & Equity projects into legislation, and advance our Energy, Efficiency, Equity & Jobs Act? Then join our climate justice working

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