The New York City-based William J. Clinton Foundation has announced a partnership with the New York City Housing Authority to conduct building retrofits across NYCHA's public housing stock as part of the Clinton Climate Initiative.
Working with CCI, a NYCHA task force will develop a multiyear energy plan that includes a timeline and milestones for implementation. CCI and NYCHA will work to forge agreements with energy service companies, banks, product suppliers, and green building organizations to enable retrofits to be completed efficiently, quickly, and inexpensively. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York have also committed support to the program, which will advance PlaNYC 2030 and the mayor's vision for reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
NYCHA houses more than 400,000 low- and moderate-income residents and is the largest public housing authority in North America, containing nearly 11 percent of the entire public housing stock in the United States.
"I'm pleased to be working with Mayor Bloomberg, [HUD] Secretary [Alphonso] Jackson, and the New York City Housing Authority on this program as part of my foundation's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world," said Clinton. "This is a step in the right direction in the fight against climate change that will reduce New York City's carbon footprint, while saving money for taxpayers and residents at the same time."