New York City Housing Authority Sets Goal of GHG Reduction - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  December 21, 2021

New York City Housing Authority Sets Goal of GHG Reduction

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will reduce its GHG emissions at the Tilden and Pink Houses via a $90 million design-build contract.

The agreement includes upgrades to the heating and hot water infrastructure at multifamily housing facilities and introduces innovative electrification measures and will be completed by the Willdan Group, Inc. 

These upgrades also aim to improve resident comfort indoors, domestic hot water availability, and heating reliability. Willdan proposed advanced heat pumps for both Tilden and Pink Houses and an innovative heating technology for Tilden Houses that provides new electrical heating panels allowing the residents to control the temperature in each room. Other enhancements include central plant upgrades and air-to-water heat pumps for domestic hot water production.

“Addressing climate change and creating a greener, more sustainable world is one of the most pressing issues of our time,” said NYCHA Chair and CEO Greg Russ in a statement. “The partnership that we have established with the Willdan Group will allow us to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions at these developments while delivering meaningful eco-friendly upgrades at the same time.”

This contract targets at least 80% reduction in GHG emissions, compliant with New York City’s Local Law 97. The design phase is scheduled to continue through 2021 with construction scheduled to begin in November of 2021 (Pink Houses) and January of 2022 (Tilden Houses).


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