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AEA'S MISSION: ENERGY AFFORDABILITY

At a time when the need to address the impacts of global warming and climate change is becoming more broadly acknowledged, the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., (AEA) is proud of its commitment to the principle of using energy efficiency to maintain affordable and healthy housing for low- and moderate-income families and communities. AEA representatives are actively engaged in a broad range of activities in a variety of arenas, all designed to promote this mission.

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WHO WE ARE

AEA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit training and technical services organization that represents and provides services to a diverse network of community-based organizations that are local subgrantees of New York State's Weatherization Assistance Program administered by New York State's Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).

For more than a decade, AEA has been at the forefront of addressing energy efficiency in multifamily buildings. Today building owners and managers can take advantage of a broad range of weatherization and energy management programs and services offered by the AEA network. With administrative offices in midtown Manhattan, and an 18,000 sq.ft. energy services and Energy Management Training Center in the South Bronx, AEA is accessible to the local communities it serves, as well as the broader statewide and national professional community.

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WHAT WE DO

  • Weatherization Training Center and Technical Services Provider
    With the support of the U.S. Department of Energy funds through HCR, AEA is a Weatherization Training Center and Technical Services Provider for the New York State Weatherization Program (WAP).
  • Affiliate of the Building Performance Institute
    As an affiliate of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), AEA provides training courses leading to BPI certification and proctors services for BPI written and field exams.
  • Implementer of Con Edison's Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program 
    This program provides incentives to eligible multifamily buildings with 5 - 75 units to install improved energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Provider of Direct Weatherization Services
    AEA's Bronx Weatherization Department provides direct weatherization services to income eligible residential properties in the South Bronx. In addition, through its Home Performance Group, AEA is a BPI-Accredited Home Performance Contractor that provides direct energy services under NYSERDA's Home Performance with Energy Star Program.
  • Partner of NYSERDA'S Multifamily Performance Program
    As a partner in NYSERDA'S Multifamily Performance Program, AEA's professional staff of energy engineers, project managers, trainers and technical consultants are uniquely qualified to assist building owners in navigating this new program and achieving the 15 percent energy savings and direct financial incentives available through NYSERDA.
  • Developer of New Technologies, Policies and Programs
    AEA's continued NYSERDA-funded buildings research and demonstration activities provide support for developing and introducing new energy management technologies and protocols into residential buildings and policies and programs that support the installation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures that reduce energy waste and promote health, safety and comfort.

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