Science Inventory

Energy Efficiency Investments in Public Housing:  An Application of the U.S. EPA’s Community Scale Energy Systems Model for New York City

Citation:

Isik, M., J. Pillich, Y. Klein, E. Linky, AND O. KAPLAN. Energy Efficiency Investments in Public Housing:  An Application of the U.S. EPA’s Community Scale Energy Systems Model for New York City. Presented at Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC, New York City,NY, March 15, 2019.

Impact/Purpose:

Meeting increased energy demand exacerbated by resource scarcity and climate change presents a significant challenge to many cities around the world. New York City (NYC) having among the oldest infrastructure in the U.S. will require expansion and upgrades over the coming decades. For example, NYC Housing Authority is responsible for the public health and welfare of nearly 500,000 residents low income and working-class residents, many of whom have serious health issues. The New York City MARKAL/TIMES model utilized in this study is a community scale variant of the International Energy Agency MARKAL/TIMES a bottom up linear program technology evaluation tool. The New York City MARKAL Model has been developed by the EPA Office of Research and Development in collaboration with EPA Region 2 and CUNY. This model, applied to the NYCHA building portfolio, will allow building managers to evaluate energy technologies and best management practices to improve the livability of public housing and minimize the impacts of climate change due to increasing electricity demand. We propose an innovative approach in which the building and sites are bundled together for reducing the thermal footprint of each site. If the feasibility of this approach can be demonstrated in New York City, there are natural applications globally particularly in the expanding urban environments of China and India.

Description:

This is a poster to be presented in a workshop organized by New York Academy of Sciences titled: Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC. Abstract: Meeting increased energy demand exacerbated by resource scarcity and climate change presents a significant challenge to many cities around the world. New York City (NYC) having among the oldest infrastructure in the U.S. will require expansion and upgrades over the coming decades. For example, NYC Housing Authority is responsible for the public health and welfare of nearly 500,000 residents low income and working-class residents, many of whom have serious health issues. The New York City MARKAL/TIMES model utilized in this study is a community scale variant of the International Energy Agency MARKAL/TIMES a bottom up linear program technology evaluation tool. The New York City MARKAL Model has been developed by the EPA Office of Research and Development in collaboration with EPA Region 2 and CUNY. This model, applied to the NYCHA building portfolio, will allow building managers to evaluate energy technologies and best management practices to improve the livability of public housing and minimize the impacts of climate change due to increasing electricity demand. We propose an innovative approach in which the building and sites are bundled together for reducing the thermal footprint of each site. If the feasibility of this approach can be demonstrated in New York City, there are natural applications globally particularly in the expanding urban environments of China and India.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 03/15/2019
Record Last Revised: 07/18/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 345717