06/13/2012 - 08:31
Local Action Overview
Today, New York's communities are trying hard to use less energy for their buildings, facilities and services - reducing both municipal energy bills and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This section of the Climate Smart Communities Guide for Local Action will help cities, towns, villages and counties to operate more efficiently and save taxpayer...
05/16/2012 - 13:26
The last three years have been a productive period of trial and error for communities and initiatives around the country. During that time, federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) were distributed to thousands of local governments to be used for energy efficiency. Most local governments were new to implementing energy...
04/19/2012 - 15:10
First policy report
This is ECC's first policy report on weatherizing distressed properties. We're taking the first steps toward improving housing quality and providing access to energy services in our communities. The report includes extensive background research, a field survey of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and three focus groups of weatherization...
04/12/2012 - 11:40
Large Day to Day Variations in Temperature Could Result in Thousands More Deaths Per Year
Boston, MA – New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that seemingly small changes in summer temperature swings—as little as 1°C more than usual—may shorten life expectancy for elderly people with chronic medical conditions, and could result in thousands of additional deaths each year. While previous...
04/10/2012 - 11:12
NYS Energy Code Hotline
Did you know NYS has a new energy code as of December 2010? For Homeowners, builders, contractors and code officers, check out the Energy Code Hotline: at 518 377 9410 or at firstname.lastname@example.org They can answer questions about (but not limited to): - Building envelope / air leakage testing v visual inspection - Vapor retarders...
04/04/2012 - 18:32
EPA is accepting letters of interest from communities seeking direct assistance for projects that facilitate the use of green infrastructure to protect water quality. The total EPA assistance available through this opportunity is approximately $950,000, and will be distributed among 10-20 projects. The value of the assistance available to each...
04/02/2012 - 12:24
for Small Rural Communities
Onsite Wastewater Options for Small Rural Communities in the Adirondacks The View - Old Forge, NY April 18, 2012, 8 - 4:30 pm Download the flyer here.
04/02/2012 - 12:16
Available for download
Download these helpful brochures below. Shoreline Stabilization Booklet Stream Crossing Brochure
03/23/2012 - 17:17
Energy Efficiency Resources for Small Municipalities
NYSERDA Incentives o Must pay into SBC (Systems Benefit Charge) on utility bill in order to qualify, unless your power is provided by a municipal electric company, in which case businesses can still qualify under the Green Jobs Green NY programs, funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction o Includes:...
03/22/2012 - 11:59
NYSERDA accepting applications
As of March 13th, 2012 the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) system is once again live. NYSERDA will continue accepting applications to its open enrollment programs through the CFA system. Customers interested in participating in NYSERDA's New Construction Program, Existing Facilities Program, Industrial and Process Efficiency Program, and...