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Eligibility

Single family homes and low-rise multifamily residential properties are eligible to receive financial and technical support through NYSERDA’s Low-rise Residential New Construction Program. This program covers two kinds of construction projects:

Newly Constructed Homes

By building to New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standards, you construct a home that is performance-tested and proven to comply with stringent evaluations and energy analyses. New York ENERGY STAR Certification is a valued feature among home builders and buyers.

Gut Rehabilitation

A residential gut rehabilitation is defined as a project that will re-use an existing building, vacant structure or space and may include a change of use within that space, converting the property to residential dwellings. While many residential gut rehabilitation projects may qualify as New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, certain projects may be eligible for the alternative New York Energy $mart designation.

So how do you know if you are eligible to qualify for those financial incentives? Simply check the list below to confirm the property is located in one of these electricity or gas service territories:

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc.
  • New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
  • National Fuel 
  • National Grid
  • Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
  • Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.

For information regarding services in the Long Island Power AuthorityLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. territory, Nassau and Suffolk counties, please call 631-820-3017.

Last Updated: 04/10/2014