Existing Facilities Program

NYSERDA's Existing Facilities Program offers a broad 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

Small, simple equipment change-outs -
(up to $60,000)

Install retrofits then apply for reimbursements

  • Fixed incentives are available on a dollar-per-unit basis for smaller-scale lighting, HVAC, commercial refrigeration, commercial kitchen, gas equipment and other categories
  • Measure worksheets help you calculate potential incentives
  • Maximum incentives of up to $60,000: up to $30,000 for electric, and up to $30,000 for natural gas energy efficiency improvements
  • No minimum incentive
  • Submit your application for eligible equipment incentives up to 90 days after project completion


Performance-Based Path

Large, custom improvements -
(up to $2 million)

Involve NYSERDA early in the development process

  • Custom incentives for larger-scale electric, natural gas, energy storage, demand response and other projects
  • Be confident about your return on investment through verified savings supported by engineering calculations
  • Maximum incentives of up to $2,000,000
  • Minimum incentives of $30,000
  • Submit your application 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.


Last Updated: 08/13/2014