Over 1/3 of New York's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions come from heating and cooling our homes and other buildings. Many Central New York residences, businesses, and community buildings:
- are cold and drafty
- have aging and inefficient furnaces
- run on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric.
HeatSmart CNY is a new grassroots campaign to address these issues. It's organized by Alliance for a Green Economy and the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board building on our experience with Solarize Syracuse and Solarize CNY, and it is directed by community leaders who are volunteering their time to support this effort. The Kickoff Workshop will share information about using efficient electric heat pumps for heating and cooling, provide information about incentives and rebates, and introduce you to vetted, reputable installers of these technologies who can help make your building more comfortable and cost-effective throughout the year AND healthier for you and the environment.
HeatSmart CNY is one of seven new campaigns that are launching statewide this year, building on lessons learned from HeatSmart Tompkins. HeatSmart CNY covers Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties.
HeatSmart CNY provides:
✔ Vetted installers
✔ Home assessments
✔ Independent experts to answer your questions
✔ Knowledge of financial incentives and support accessing them
✔ Special incentives for low-to-moderate income households
✔ A community of people to explore new advances in energy efficient heating and cooling together!
Heating and cooling experts will offer the latest energy efficient technologies, such as ground source (geothermal) heat pumps, cold climate air source heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters. Insulation and other improvements to stop drafts and heat loss will also be offered.
HeatSmart CNY is working with our installers to hire locally as the heat pump industry takes root in Central New York. This workshop provides information not only for building owners, but also for those interested in getting into this growing industry. Please join us, and bring your résumé!
This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please park in the Dunk N' Bright lot, towards the rear of the SSIC building.
If you can’t make it to the kick-off workshop on the 15th, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website: HeatSmartCNY.org to find out about upcoming workshops and open house tours.
So happy to be sharing the HeatSmart CNY campaign with you!
Andra, Jessica, and Lindsay
Alliance for a Green Economy