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Energy Saving Partnership with Hudson Housing Authority

The City of Hudson is partnering with the Hudson Housing Authority (HHA) on a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to purchase energy-efficient refrigerators in public housing in the City of Hudson. 

Climate change poses a real and increasing threat to our local and global environments. This threat is primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels. The effects of climate change endanger our infrastructure, economy, and livelihoods. 

Replacing aging refrigerators in HHA units with energy-star models will reduce greenhouse emissions by 42.8 metric tons of CO2. Furthermore, it will save HHA $5,000 annually in electricity expenses which can be repurposed for future tenant services and capital projects. Also, it will improve the quality of life of low-income residents, providing the benefits of energy-efficient technology.

The grant application is supported by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission and Assemblymember Didi Barrett. The Mayor’s Office is currently seeking authorization from the Common Council.

This initiative is part of ongoing sustainability efforts, and the city recently announced an energy-saving lighting project.