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The NY Thermal Energy Networks Summit: Scale up! Decarbonizing NY’s Neighborhoods

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March 6
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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March 06, 2024 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Building Decarbonization Coalition, NYS Pipe Trades Association and City & State NY are proud to present The NY Thermal Energy Networks Summit: Scale up! Decarbonizing NY’s Neighborhoods at the Albany Capital Center the morning of March 6th. The NY Thermal Energy Networks Summit will bring together industry experts, labor leaders, policymakers, and elected officials to discuss how Thermal Energy Networks (TENs) work, where and how they can be deployed in NY, and why this type of neighborhood-scale building decarbonization solution will play a key role in helping the state meet its emission reduction mandates under the CLCPA. TENs provide efficient, affordable, and reliable clean heating & cooling to entire neighborhoods through a shared network of water pipes that transfer heat in and out of buildings. These neighborhood-scale systems allow buildings to exchange heat with several energy sources, such as lakes and rivers, energy intensive buildings, wastewater systems, or the stable temperature of the earth. These systems will allow New York to decarbonize its buildings and grow its clean heat economy, while protecting existing and creating new union jobs. New York has positioned itself to be a national leader in using TENs with utility projects for several of these neighborhood-scale decarbonization infrastructure projects proposed for development across the state. Join your colleagues on March 6th to network and discuss how New York can use Thermal Energy Networks to decarbonize its buildings at scale, support well-paid union careers, and ensure all communities have equitable access to affordable clean energy.