Thursday, April 11 • 1:30–2:30 PM • Session Room 2
Energy burden remains a significant challenge for the household economies of low- to moderate-income (LMI) New Yorkers, and Clean heating and cooling (CH&C) has potential to reduce energy costs for these residents. CH&C can also produce non-energy benefits (NEBs) for LMI users, including health, safety, and comfort. However, high upfront costs and difficult access to credit have created barriers which have prevented nearly any use of CH&C in LMI residences. This session will discuss the solutions being explored by NYSERDA and partners to increase the use of CH&C to maximize its economic and social benefits.
*John Scicchitano / NYSERDA
*Scott Oliver / Pathstone Corporation
*Chris Carrick / Central NY Regional Planning Board