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Some NYCHA Buildings Getting New Heating And Cooling Systems

Public housing in lower Manhattan in New York City.
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Public housing in lower Manhattan in New York City.

A modern heating and cooling system is coming to numerous public housing buildings in New York City. State officials awarded 70 million dollar contracts for window heat pump units that also produce air condition. This will replace outdated systems in 30 thousand public housing authority units. Head of NYCHA Greg Russ says residents will be able to control the temperature in their own units.

“over time with the collaboration of the trust and the energy investments we see here, we will fix every apartment. It will be a place where everyone will be glad to come home to without worrying whether it’s too hot or too cold.”

This is another move to fulfill Mayor Eric Adam’s pledge to address the backlog of NYCHA repairs and needed upgrades.