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1. ASHRAE/NYSERDA Series on Community Heat Pumps
2. Richmond VA Gas Phase Out
3. Heat Smart New Rochell Launches
4. Career Corner

1. ASHRAE/NYSERDA Series on Community Heat Pumps

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the NY Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are offering a series of free webinars on community heat pumps running from September 29th, 2021 to May 25th, 2022.  From the series website:” …To meet New York’s 2050 goal by pivoting 4.5 million buildings to heat pumps, the market will need to install heat pumps in more than 400 buildings each day, every day, throughout the next 30 years…  To support this effort, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has partnered with ASHRAE to develop the following series of 17 FREE webinars designed to engage and educate all stakeholders involved in community heat pump system design and implementation.  Each free webinar offers 1.5 continuing education credits."


Richmond, VA City Council passes a resolution to equitably phase out gas, including their own gas utility: 

  City of Richmond - File #: RES. 2021-R049 (legistar.com)

– From the resolution, which passed on an 8-0 vote. “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  That the Council hereby commits to working with the City’s Administration on an equitable plan to phase out reliance on gas and shift to accelerated investment in City-owned renewable energy and hereby recognizes that the continued operation of the City’s gas utility is an obstacle to the City’s goal of Net-Zero emissions in accordance (with) Resolution No. 2020-R024, adopted June 8, 2020.”  Thanks to Mark Kresowik of RMI for this tip.

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See the New York Heat Pump Incentive Table here.

NOTE: LIPA/PSEG LI rebates are not included in this table, but can be found here, under the section "Higher Rebates."

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3. HeatSmart Campaign for New Rochell

In conjunction with the Urban League of Westchester County, Comrie Enterprises, LLC will launch Adopt Clean Energy in New Rochelle on September 30, 2021, at 7 p.m. as one of the most recent New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) sponsored community outreach campaigns.  Adopt Clean Energy educates customers about the benefits of clean heating and cooling technologies, connects contractors to customers, and helps residents make the switch to electrification.  Congressman Jamaal Bowman, who…is Chair of the United States House Science Subcommittee on Energy, headlined the Mount Vernon launch and will headline the New Rochelle virtual launch…New Rochelle residents will view the virtual launch on Zoom by registering on the website www.adoptcleanenergy.earth.  The invited speakers include New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle City Council members, New Rochelle's representatives to the New York Senate and Assembly, and members of the Westchester County Executive office, Con Edison Representatives, and heat pump contractors.

4. Career Corner

NOTE: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Accredited Installer (AI) Certification is necessary for companies wishing to participate in the New York State geothermal rebate program.


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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Noon - 1PM
"Burying Mistakes: When a GSHP Designer Trusts but Does Not Verify"

The next NY-GEO 2021 Webinar Series session will feature Lisa Meline P.E., of Meline Engineering, presenting the third of three consecutive design track sessions.

Geothermal design engineers should be actively engaged in their projects from conceptualization to commissioning in order to ensure that the intent of their designs are fulfilled and operating as planned. It is very important for an engineer to oversee the beginning of construction after receiving a building permit by participating in meetings, submittal reviews, site inspections, and system start-up. The risk of delegating this responsibility to others has many implications including the possibility for litigation .

A basic understanding of the geothermal heat pump and how heat pumps work will be helpful. CEUs are available.

Pre-register here. If you pre-register, you will be emailed the Zoom link to join live. You can also register just prior to the start to join the live webinar.

See the full webinar schedule here.

If you missed a session, you can view the video here.

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