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SCHUMER CALLS FOR FEDERAL HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUNDS TO BUILD BREEZY POINT DUNES; NEW DOUBLE-DUNE SYSTEM WOULD SAVE LIVES AND PROTECT HOMES DURING FUTURE STORMS

New York, NY – December 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds to be used to create a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point that would make its residents safer and enable the community to be better prepared to withstand subsequent storms. Similar dune protection systems are already under way across the rest of the Rockaway Peninsula, but not yet at the far-western end, which leaves this community exposed to future storms.

NYSERDA Study: Most New Yorkers Are Ready to Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs and LEDs

New York, NY – November 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — New Yorkers recognize the value of switching from incandescent light bulbs to more energy-efficient options, according to a recent survey conducted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Governor Announces Home Energy Assistance Program Opening November 18

Albany, NY – November 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that households across the state can begin applying for heating assistance this winter through New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on Monday, November 18. HEAP, which is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), is a federally-funded program that provides up to $650 for eligible households to pay for energy costs in order to keep their homes warm during the winter.

Supported Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Training in Capital Region this Fall

New York, NY- October 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As students return to school, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that energy efficiency and renewable energy training courses are available this fall in Malta to help current workers move ahead in clean-energy careers and unemployed workers gain clean-energy skills and professional credentials

NYSERDA-Supported EcoHouse to Bring Hands-On Energy-Efficiency Learning to Jamaica, Queens and Harlem This Fall

New York, NY – August 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a traveling exhibition space and interactive learning center, will make stops in Jamaica, Queens and Harlem this fall to share information about the many ways residents can be more energy efficient in their daily lives.

SUNY Campuses To Share IT Services and Increase Energy Efficiency at Data Centers As Part of Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY Initiative

New York, NY – July 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that SUNY will save more than $1.2 million annually in energy costs throughout its 64 campuses by incorporating energy-efficient information technology and related facility improvements. The energy-saving projects, which are expected to be completed in 2014, support Governor Cuomo’s Build Smart NY initiative, which aims to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years

Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Locations in Nassau County and Staten Island

Albany, NY – May 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will deploy representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help Nassau County homeowners and business owners apply for federal recovery aid for Superstorm Sandy losses on Wednesday and Thursday. DFS will also offer insurance-related help to Staten Islanders on Friday and Saturday.

U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo Receives High Performance Energy-Efficiency Award from NYSERDA

New York, NY – May 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded the U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo a high performance energy-efficiency plaque for energy-efficiency projects that will cut energy costs by $289,000 annually.

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $88 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects By N.Y. Power Authority in 2012

Albany, NY – April 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) financed and completed 83 energy efficiency projects in 2012 at public facilities throughout New York State. The upgrades, totaling more than $88 million, will provide annual energy savings of $6.4 million to New York taxpayers. The projects will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 34,000 tons a year, equivalent to removing more than 6,400 cars from the road.

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Technology Use

New York, NY – March 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) that would help encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies by making them more cost efficient and accessible.

Governor Cuomo Announces $6.4 Million in Funding to Help Farmers Reduce Costs Through Energy Efficiency Projects

New York, NY – March 4, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $6.4 million in funding to help farmers reduce energy costs, protect the environment, and remain economically viable. This new funding expands a successful program launched in 2011, which has already assisted 170 farms in securing annual energy savings of $850,000 and reducing power usage by 6,800 megawatt hours

NYSERDA Awards Green Jobs-Green NY Funding for Building-Science ‘Lab House’ at SUNY Ulster

New York, NY – February 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a $205,000 award funded through New York State’s Green Jobs-Green New York to Integral Building Design Inc. of New Paltz. Integral Building Design is partnering with SUNY Ulster to turn Kelder House, one of its original campus buildings, into a state-of-the-art energy efficiency building-science “lab house” training facility.

Tips from NYSERDA for Preventing Ice Dams

New York, NY – January 15, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — If you see ice build-up and icicles hanging from the eaves of your home, you may have an ice dam, a major cause of roof leaks and energy loss in winter. Take steps now to prevent ice dams, recommends the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Press Preview of New Exhibition Making Room: New Housing for New Yorkers

New Yorker, NY – January 10, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, organized by the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), offers insights into how New York City’s changing social, economic, and cultural lives, especially the rise of single adults, are re-shaping urban households, and how design can help re-shape the city’s housing stock for New Yorkers at all phases of their lives.

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Make Solar Power More Affordable for Homeowners and Businesses

Albany, NY – August 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a series of bills as part of the NY-Sun initiative that will make solar energy more affordable for homeowners and businesses as well as create new jobs in the state’s growing solar energy sector.