NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda

A safe, clean, and healthy home is the right of every individual, regardless of zip code. NYCHA is transforming aging buildings and infrastructure into sustainable, healthy communities, as an important part of NextGeneration NYCHA.

Goal 1: Achieve short-term financial stability and diversify funding for the long term

    NYCHA has $150 million in Energy Performance Contracts and $1 million in weatherization grants approved or pending approval. NYCHA has secured $3.2 million in clean energy grants, and will release its first solar solicitation in Fall 2017. Read More>>


Goal 2: Operate as an effective and efficient landlord

    In 2016, NYCHA developed a comprehensive mold response plan, updated purchasing standards to require healthy materials, began heating system upgrades to eliminate overheating in apartments, and tested a new ultra-high efficiency toilet. Read More>>


Goal 3: Rebuild, expand, and preserve public and affordable housing

    NYCHA adopted the NYC Overlay to the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as its sustainability standard in new construction. NYCHA has begun construction on the nation’s largest energy retrofit program, and partnered with NYC DEP on large-scale green infrastructure installations. Read More>>


Goal 4: Engage residents and connect them to best-in-class services

    NYCHA is not only promoting healthy food access through resident-led urban agriculture, but the Authority is also preparing residents for future work in energy and sustainability. Read More>>


Working towards 80 x 50

    NYCHA encourages developers to adopt Passive House construction specifications, which can result in buildings that are up to 90 percent more efficient than conventional buildings. NYCHA signed on to the HUD Better Buildings Challenge, HUD Renew 300, and the NYC Carbon Challenge, and conducted the first two Calls for Innovation to try out new technology. Read More>>

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