Commercial Existing Facilities Program

NYSERDA's Existing Facilities Program offers a portfolio of incentives to help offset the costs of implementing energy efficiency improvements in existing commercial facilities across New York State. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped participants to realize verified energy savings through an integrated approach to cost-effective energy measures for thousands of facilities.

To determine project eligibility and apply, select the path that best suits your project scope.

Pre-Qualified Path


Performance-Based Path

Small, simple equipment change-outs 
(up to $30,000)

Install retrofits then apply for reimbursements

  • Fixed incentives are available on a dollar-per-unit basis for smaller-scale projects
  • Measure worksheets help you calculate potential incentives
  • Maximum incentives of up to $30,000 for electric energy efficiency improvements
  • No minimum incentive
  • Submit your applicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. for eligible equipment incentives up to 90 days after project completion


Large, custom improvements (up to $500,000)

Involve NYSERDA early in the development process

  • Custom incentives for larger-scale electric projects
  • Custom incentives for larger-scale gas projects for National Fuel Gas customers
  • Projects must involve at least two measure categories and must save at least 250,000 kWh and/or 2,000 MMBtu per year
  • Submit your applicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. within 90 days of contracting for the project

Incentives and Application Information


Incentives and Application Information

Apply and Contact EFP

Applications to the Existing Facilities Program will be accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) on a first-come, first-served basis through 5:00 p.m. EST on December 31, 2015, or until funds are exhausted. See the Prequalified and Performance-Based pages for additional application and contact details. 

In order to be considered for Pre-Qualified incentives, equipment must be installed by September 30, 2015 and Applications must be submitted by October 30, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.