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Just In! is NY-GEO’s weekly news feed for members. NY-GEO’s calendar-year memberships are open to everyone and available for as little as $35. See more information on memberships hereClick here to see some of the work a NY-GEO membership supports. We also feature three of the top news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday.

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LIPA: All-Electric Homes Save $6,544 – The Long Island Power Authority website includes this link to a fact sheet estimating that an all-electric home can be built for $500 less than one serviced by gas, and that when currently available rebates are factored in, customers can save $6,455 up-front on a home that features a 100% reduction in carbon footprint over time.

 

Labor Looks to Heat Pumps – On Thursday, May 19th, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America held a webinar focused on Geothermal Energy Exchange. As part of the webinar, Robert Vilches spoke. He is the Training Specialist at UA – United Association of Union Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Techs. Vilches noted “Heat pumps are a mature product family that is a repeatable and reliable solution…Heat pumps and energy exchange networks are the only scalable solution to move the needle on this issue (of building decarbonization) The equipment is available and UA labor force has the appropriate skillset…In practice, getting to zero net emissions requires switching to clean energy sources and shifting from fossil fuels to electricity…Geothermal provides a long list of benefits that simply are not available in standard chiller plants or direct expansion systems”- Vilches’ comments comprise 1:40- 5:00 of this 70 minute webinar, which also features NY-GEO member Jay Egg as the keynote speaker.

NBI: Model Government Zero Emissions Buildings Policy – With building construction and operations making up nearly 40% of U.S. carbon emissions, many jurisdictions have made reducing emissions from the built environment a top strategy for meeting climate action goals. The new Model Government Zero Emissions Buildings Policy released today by the New Buildings Institute (NBI) helps with plug-and-play policy language for jurisdictions taking a “Lead by Example” approach to building decarbonization. Full article here.

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