NYPA's Geothermal Energy Challenge February 17 2018, 0 Comments

NYPA has launched a major new program - The Geothermal Energy Challenge

From the NYPA web page...

Heating and cooling is the largest source of a building’s energy consumption - and here in New York State facility managers and building owners know that all too well. To help lower ongoing and volatile energy costs in colleges and universities, K-12 schools, government buildings, and hospitals, NYPA and NYSERDA present the Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge, which seeks to accelerate the installation of high quality ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems.

The Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge was developed to stimulate and finance the installation of best-in-class, large-scale geothermal systems, known as ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems. These systems reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing the use of these systems will play a major role in achieving Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal to reduce New York State’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

GSHP systems use consistent subsurface temperatures to heat and cool buildings. Through the Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge, NYPA and NYSERDA will identify the best candidates for large, multi-building GSHP systems and provide them with free technical assistance and financial support to install this cost-effective, comfortable, and clean technology. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 75 sites are successfully enrolled in the program or March 30, 2018, whichever occurs first.

Are you up to the challenge? Find out more: