Urban Green Council: Getting Pumped


Getting Pumped, January 10, 2018.

It’s Electrifying: Converting Heating Systems, Urban Green’s second panel on how New York City could electrify its buildings, featured three top practitioners of efficient, affordable building improvements. Moderator Mike Brusic of Bright Power opened the evening by presenting the enormity of the task: according to NYC studies, we must lower GHG emissions from buildings by 46 percent from 2005 levels to reach 80×50. Space heating uses 36 percent of source energy in NYC buildings, and with over three million housing units in NYC—and ‘only’ about 20,000 new units being built per year—we must attack existing space heating systems, especially steam, head-on. But how?”