energy efficiency

Retrofit Standardization Interim Report: A Promising New Approach to Expanding Residential Energy Efficiency

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker

In 2012, the Pratt Center for Community Development launched the Retrofit Standardization Study to test a simplified, scalable approach to implementing energy efficiency upgrades in small residential buildings throughout New York City. Although these buildings are not New York City’s most...

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Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Affordable and Market Rate Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

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This documents offers a comprehensive list of energy efficiency programs offered for affordable and market rate housing.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Multifamily Performance Program for New Construction

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Participate in NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program and take advantage of funding for whole-building energy assessments and low-cost financing...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Retrofit NYC Guide to Detoxing Your Home

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Pratt Center created this guide, which provides simple steps for a greener and healthier living environment.

From the guide: "Every day, we are exposed to toxins that are dangerous to our health, our homes and the environment. Many of these chemicals are especially dangerous for...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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EmPower

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NYSERDA's EmPower program enables low-income homeowners to implement energy efficiency upgrades.

From NYSERDA: "Income-eligible New Yorkers can get no-cost upgrades that reduce energy bills. Now you don’t have to choose between utilities and other necessities."...

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013
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Home Performance with Energy Star

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NYSERDA's Home Performance with Energy Star program performs home energy assessments to find ways to save on energy costs. It is a great resource for homeowners interested in learning more about energy efficiency.

From NYSERDA: "Home Performance with ENERGY STAR makes it easy to...

Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013
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Energy Efficiency
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Community Energy-Efficiency Retrofit Programs: A National Survey

In the process of developing Retrofit NYC Block by Block, the Pratt Center reviewed the methods and accomplishments of eight community-based energy efficiency outreach programs outside of New York City.

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Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2010

Retrofit Bedford Stuyvesant, Block by Block: 2009-2010 Summary Report

This report by Alexis Rourk Reyes assesses the results of the Retrofit Bedford-Stuyvesant Block by Block outreach and draws conclusions to inform the design of future community-based energy efficiency outreach programs.

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Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2010

Retrofit Standardization Initiative: Building Type Selection Methodology

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Nepal Asatthawasi

Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market though an innovative study to standardize retrofits.

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Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Citywide Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Brooklyn Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Building Classes B1 and B3 Attached Only
Bedford Stuyvesant Owner Occupancy and Attached Building Class B3
Bedford Stuyvesant Area Median Income and Building Classes B1 and B3 by Attachment

A Guide to Energy Efficiency in Your Home

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Pratt Center created this guide, which provides an overview of energy assessments and retrofits for homeowners.

Use this guide to find out what an energy retrofit is, what happens in an energy assessment and energy audit, and what you can expect from participating in a program to save...

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Monday, September 30, 2013
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