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Student in 11.165: Urban Energy Systems and Policy

Cambridge, MA

September-December 2019

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides public housing in New York City. Nearly 70% of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from buildings, as as the largest landlord in the city, NYCHA is a major contributor to these emissions. At the same time, NYCHA buildings are in need of $32 billion of repairs, over 30% of which are for building components that can be improved to increase insulation, reducing heating and cooling demands. I proposed a two-prong approach to improve insulation of roofs and windows, the most expensive aspects of NYCHA buildings not already upgraded.


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I prepared a report on my findings and in Fall 2019 and returned to the class as its first ever teaching assistant in Fall 2020. I presented this research as a poster at the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Symposium, where I won a poster competition award.

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