Hochul announces energy efficient upgrades for affordable housing units

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday the availability of $5 million for a second round of pilot projects under the $30 million RetrofitNY program. This program will help to advance whole-building deep energy efficiency upgrades that will substantially lower emissions from multifamily affordable housing

Projects funded through this initiative will support modernizing building renovation and are expected to help create jobs, foster a tech savvy workforce in New York and advance cost-effective replicable solutions, as part of the state’s growing green economy. The announcement supports the state’s nation-leading goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050, as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).

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