Above: Last month, Borough President Scott Stringer speaks with residents of Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association about the Model Block Project.
One core component of Go Green Lower East Side’s Model Block Project is an effort to offer low-income residents of the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association two opportunities:
1) The chance to enroll their buildings in a weatherization program that will lower heating costs in the winter.
2) Enrollment in NYSERDA’s EmPower program, which promotes energy efficiency through the installation of high-efficiency lighting and the replacement of old refrigerators, among other things.
Currently, the Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association are working hard to enroll residents in these two programs, with NYSERDA’s Solar One preparing to launch EmPower when enough residents are enrolled. We look forward to announcing new developments when program launch is ready!