Last Updated: 09/15/2015

Energy Assessments through the Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

Energy assessments can help small businesses and not-for-profit organizations make informed energy decisions and implement energy-efficiency strategies. Assessments help identify economically viable improvements that yield substantial annual energy savings.


This Energy Audit Program is available to small business and not-for-profit customers that have 10 full time employees or less and an average annual electric demand of less than 100 kW.

Process for Free Energy Assessments

  1. Contact the consultant in your region, which is listed in the table below
  2. The consultant will help you complete an application and explain the process in detail
  3. The consultant will visit the site to assess the conditions for the report
  4. The consultant will complete the report showing identified energy savings measures, estimated energy savings, estimated cost savings and the costs to install the measures
  5. You will decide whether the measures will be implemented. If desired, you can also pursue low-interest financing opportunities. The consultant can help complete a request for project bids, review bids for the project and guide organizations through other NYSERDA opportunities like financing and equipment incentives.

How to Apply

If you are interested in Small Commercial Energy Assessments, please fill out a Consolidated Funding Application.

Region 1 - GDS Associates
Contact: Vivian Thompson
Phone: 800-437-4495
Fax: 866-611-3791

Region 2 - L&S Energy Services
Contact: Michelle Wooddell
Phone: 518-383-9405 x223
Fax: 518-383-9406

Region 3 - Daylight Savings
Contact: Felicia Van Doran
Phone: 845-291-1275
FAX: 845-291-1276

Region 4 - TRC
Contact: Laura Giannini
Phone:  518-688-3136
Fax:  518-348-1194

Map of 4 regions of New York State

Region 1 Counties
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Monroe, Livingston, Steuban, Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Cayuga

Region 2 Counties
Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Albany, Schoharie, Otsego, Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Cortland, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Sullivan, Ulster

Region 3 Counties
Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Bronx

Region 4 Counties
Kings, Queens, Richmond, New York, Nassau, Suffolk

Other Energy Assessments

If your organization is not eligible for a free energy assessment but would still like to identify energy saving opportunities and access financing opportunities, there are other means to have an energy assessment completed:

  • FlexTech Program
  • Third-Party Assessments
    Organizations are welcome to have energy assessments completed by a third-party contractor or consultant that is not affiliated with NYSERDA. The energy assessment can be used to access low-interest financing opportunities if it meets NYSERDA standards [PDF].