Focus CRE makes incentives available to you. Participating in the Focus CRE initiative will facilitate access to all NYSERDA incentives for both technical services and capital investments, allowing you to move seamlessly from the planning to the implementation stages. The Focus CRE team will help you determine your eligibility for different programs and submit applications to receive these incentives.

Incentives for Technical Work

Whether you work with a NYSERDA pre-approved contractor or your own energy consulting engineer, NYSERDA provides subsidies to cover the cost of technical studies leading to energy efficiency improvements through the FlexTech Program. NYSERDA cost-shares 50% of all technical work including benchmarkingLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., energy audits and other analyses such as demand response, capital planning, and lease analysis studies.

Incentives for Capital Work

NYSERDA provides a wide range of incentives for capital energy improvements. Based on your building's improved performance, you could receive incentives up to half the cost of capital improvements, capped at $2 million. Prequalified incentives up to $30,000 are also available for smaller projects installing specific equipment. The Focus CRE team will help you identify incentives for which you are eligible and guide you through the application process.

New York City Mandate Compliance

New York City passed the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan legislation, which mandates benchmarking, auditing and retrocommissioning of buildings over 50,000 square feet. Owners and managers of these buildings can utilize NYSERDA incentives to comply with the mandate.

Last Updated: 12/11/2013