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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 our award-winning program began in 1999, our team has helped clarify priority projects and maximize incentives for thousands of facilities. To determine project eligibility, select the incentive path below that best suits your project's scope.

Small, Simple Equipment
Changeouts -
Up to $60,000

Pre-Qualified Path
“Install Then Apply”

  • 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
  • Fill out a Consolidated Funding Application to apply


Large, Custom
Improvements -
Up to $2 Million

Performance-Based Path
“Involve NYSERDA Early”

  • 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 either before or within 90 days of contracting for the project
  • Apply through the Consolidated Funding Application

More information on Pre-Qualified Incentives
Incentives and Application Information


More Information on Performance Based Incentives
Incentives and Application Information

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.

Our Team Can Help You

  • Understand how your business or facility can benefit most from NYSERDA's incentive programs
  • Target areas to effectively reduce your facility's utility costs and improve your bottom line
  • Maximize the incentives you could receive by bundling your energy projects across New York State
  • Navigate our program’s application process, while taking into account your project's specific needs or circumstances

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We appreciate your interest in our program. Please contact us with any questions.

Last Updated: 12/11/2013