Lockport Housing Authority Geothermal Project Wins Award
The heating conversion project at our Autumn Gardens complex won the New York Geothermal Organization's Top Job competition beating out all other projects, including the geothermal conversion of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The housing authority and Buffalo Geothermal rewarded residents for their patience and inconvenience during the project with a well attended picnic and celebration.
For more information, please see the Lockport Union Sun and Journal article.
HUD Announces All Public Housing to be Smoke-Free
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. "Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, healthy home free from harmful second-hand cigarette smoke," said Secretary Castro. "HUD's smoke-free rule is a reflection of our commitment to using housing as a platform to create healthy communities. By working collaboratively with public housing agencies, HUD's rule will create healthier homes for all of our families and prevent devastating and costly smoking-related fires."
For more information, please see entire Press Release.
Lockport Housing Authority is Going Green
The Lockport Housing Authority Board of Commissioners approved the conversion of 72 unit Autumn Gardens Apartments Ph. I heating system from electric baseboard heating to a Geothermal heating system. The new system will be heated by a glycol solution flowing through several bore holes drilled to a depth of 225 ft. This glycol solution will be pumped into the building at a temperature of about approximately 57 degrees and will then be brought up to heating temperature by 2 high efficiency heating consoles in each apartment. The unit fan will then disperse the air through heated coils into each room. Each unit is thermostatically controlled. This same system will be used by interested residents to cool their apartment in the summer months. This system will reduce the Authority’s environmental imprint tremendously. Buffalo Geothermal, the installers of the system, assures LHA that this system will save the Authority thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs over the 50-year life of the system. The conversion is funded through the Authority’s Capital Fund Grant Program provided by HUD.
For more information, please see the following Buffalo News article.
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