Nonprofit Helps New York's Chilly Tenants Catch Heat-Stingy Landlords

Nonprofit Helps New York's Chilly Tenants Catch Heat-Stingy Landlords

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Tara Bellucci
Mar 15, 2015
(Image credit: Heat Seek)

It's been a pretty chilly winter, and not everyone in has reliable heat. Heat Seek NYC is a nonprofit that uses Internet-connected thermostats and a companion web app that logs the temperature every hour. Using $25,000 they won from the NYC BigApps competition, they have been running a small-scale pilot program with sensors in 21 apartments in four different buildings. In just this small test, Heat Seek has recorded 5,000 violations of the city's heating laws.

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