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Just In! (from NY-GEO)

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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NBI study – New Builds Without Fossil Fuels Cost Less – The New Buildings Institute has released a 48-page study comparing the costs of building new single family homes to the standard of “all-electric”, “electric ready” or “baseline code” (with fossil fuel heating), using the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code. The study is based on the 5A climate zone found in much of upstate New York and used New York economic data, such as utility costs. Find the study here. Among the study’s key conclusions:

Bill Would Allow Utilities to Install Geothermal – The Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act (S9422) has been introduced in the NYS Senate. The bill would open the possibility of utilities building and owning geothermal and other thermal infrastructure for networks of more than one building. It also provides a pathway for gas utility workers to be part of the transition from fossil fuel to efficient electric heating.  John Murphy, from the Pipefitters Union, and Lisa Dix from the Building Decarbonization Coalition have released an op-ed in support of the bill.

HVAC Contractors Explain Why Employees Leave – Finding balances, providing support go a long way toward retention – Ted Craig – The News – “It’s being called “The Great Resignation.” Workers in all fields are leaving their jobs. Retiring Baby Boomers drive much of this shift, along with a change in priorities post pandemic. It has employers looking at what they can do differently to keep staff. For the HVAC industry, where hiring is always a struggle and turnover is already high, it’s a crucial issue to address.” Thanks to John Manning of Phoenix Energy Supply for this tip.  Full article here.

 

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