Local Weatherization Initiatives Cut Down Energy Costs and Promote Community Health

This is a good resource for buildings with income eligible households in Northern Manhattan looking to lower energy costs.

Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Multifamily Buildings in Northern Manhattan

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is an energy conservation initiative that helps lower energy costs for income eligible households through various energy efficiency means. Not only does weatherization reduce the heating and cooling bills, but the program also addresses health and safety issues for household occupants. There are numerous benefits to weatherizing your home, mainly financial, and community health. 

“Household energy-use reductions and resultant energy cost savings are significant, an average annual savings in excess of 20%.”[i]

Not only does weatherization keep money in your pocket through energy conservation, but it also increases comfort, keeping the home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It also improves safety and health standards through safety evaluations, including carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and more.

For the community, weatherization also preserves housing and provides an additional source for jobs.

Weatherization includes the following services:

  • Sealing of cracks…

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