Brooklyn pushes for geothermal in city housing
The New York City Housing Authority is looking into whether geothermal energy is the future when it comes to heating and cooling the agency’s hundreds of buildings, but there’s a push in Brooklyn to get the technology all set up now.
Red Hook residents have depended on “temporary” boilers set up throughout the public housing complex for more than 17 months since Hurricane Sandy hit. FEMA will be giving the New York City Housing Authority $100 million to get new ones, but Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has another idea.
“We want to move the borough towards sustainability, not the way we have done things in the past,” he said.
Adams is calling for geothermal technology to modernize the heat, hot water and cooling systems in New York City Housing Authority buildings, starting with the ones damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook and Coney Island. Click here to read the full story.