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Towers Rise Atop Largest NYC Geothermal Energy System – Tom Stabile – ENR New York – “The most striking feature of Coney Island’s newest attraction—a 471,000-sq-ft, 463-unit residential complex set to open one block from the Brooklyn beach in 2024—won’t be visible to visitors, residents or aficionados of hot-dog-eating contests. That’s because most of what will soon be New York City’s largest geothermal heating and cooling system at the 1515 Surf Ave. residential complex is underground… ‘This will be the largest geothermal project in the city by a factor of two. No. 2 is a little project called St. Patrick’s Cathedral,’ says Jay Valgora, principal of project architect Studio V… The system, while adding 1% to the project’s cost, will reduce its carbon footprint by more than 60% compared with traditional energy.” The GSHP design was supported by NY-GEO members ZBF Geothermal and CDM Smith. Full article here.
PSC Greenlights All-Electric Buildings in NYC and Albany – PSC Press Release – “Commission’s Submetering Process Supports Alternatives to Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings. The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today (9/15) approved petitions to submeter electricity at two ‘all-electric’ residential apartment buildings under construction in Brooklyn and Albany, signaling a new market trend to electrify the residential housing fleet in support of Governor Hochul’s building decarbonization efforts. ‘The vast majority of homes and businesses in New York burn natural gas, oil, or propane on-site to heat their space and water, generating a significant amount of greenhouse gases annually,’ said Commission Chair Rory M. Christian. ‘As more developers take advantage of heat pumps and other energy efficient technologies, our well-accepted and understood submetering process can ensure residents are able to benefit from these modern technologies while having more information to control their energy use and costs.’”
Hochul Touts Thermal Energy Network Proceeding – PSC press release – Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the New York State Public Service Commission initiated a proceeding to implement the Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act, which will advance efforts to decarbonize buildings across the state. Implementation of this law will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by allowing for the creation of utility-scale infrastructure projects that connect multiple buildings into a shared thermal network. Utility thermal networks present an opportunity for utilities to provide thermal energy to customers rather than fossil-based natural gas to meet their space heating, water heating, and cooling needs.”