This Bronx Pilot Project Is Not Science Fiction, Habitat Magazine, September 26, 2018.
By Marianne Schaefer, Habitat Magazine
“There will be solar panels on the roof,” says Marion Ligneau, an energy-efficiency expert with Bright Power, which was awarded $75,000 for the design phase work by RetrofitNY. “We’ll inject blown insulation into the cock-loft (the space between top-floor ceilings and the roof membrane). We’ll add about six inches of insulation outside the exterior brick walls, install a new heating system, double- or triple-pane windows, as well as LED lighting, motion sensors in common areas, and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures.”
With a boost from such technology, the Bronx pilot project might indeed be replicable throughout the entire housing industry. And that’s good news for co-ops and condos.