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NYSERDA Residential Programs

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES)

NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program offers homeowners a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money. Participating Home Performance contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) conduct energy assessments and upgrades. Income-qualified homeowners are eligible for additional incentives to make energy improvements.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers benefits and incentives to help make energy efficiency improvements affordable for New York State homeowners. If you own a single-family home or a two- to four-unit multifamily building, you are eligible to participate. Upgrading the energy efficiency of your home is an opportunity to make a real difference. You can save money, enjoy year-round comfort and have a positive impact—on your community and your world.

Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (AHPwES)

This program works just like the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Homeowners begin with a comprehensive home energy assessment, then make energy efficiency upgrades with the help of a participating Home Performance contractor. The major difference is that with Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, income-eligible households can qualify for a grant up to $5,000 to pay up to 50 percent of your energy efficiency project. Two-to-four unit residential buildings with additional income-eligible households can qualify for a grant up to $10,000.

EmPower New York

NYSERDA's EmPower New York program offers no-cost energy efficiency services to low-income (i.e, HEAP-eligible) homeowners and renters. These services include electric reduction and home performance measures. On-site energy education offers customers additional strategies for managing their energy costs. The services are provided by contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute.

When EmPower provides services to a single family home, or a single apartment, there are a number of improvements and upgrades that, if eligible, are provided to income eligible residents. Landlord investment may be required, however, if EmPower is providing services to multiple units in a multifamily building. Some improvements include: heating, insulation, lighting and air sealing to reduce drafts and certain appliance replacement. EmPower will also show you additional ways to use less energy in your daily routine, saving you more money.

New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

Each year, New Yorkers are choosing to buy or build a home with the highly respected ENERGY STAR® label. By building your new home to New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standards, you can take pride in a house constructed with proven technologies and advanced building practices that far surpass those used in most conventionally built homes. Some energy saving features include: premium ventilation systems, high-quality air sealing, optimal insulation, energy-efficient windows, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting.

Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio

The Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio offers a portfolio of programs and incentives for owners, facility managers, developers and condo-co-op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units. These initiatives make it easier to assess, fund, implement, and measure energy efficiency upgrades that improve building performance and save money. Whether you want to start small or go big, we have a program that works for you. Our experienced Multifamily Performance Partners will provide you with hands-on expertise to help to process paperwork and keep projects on track. NYSERDA’s portfolio of energy efficiency programs for multifamily buildings apply to buildings with five or more residential units and four or more floors. Our multifamily programs can fund, implement and measure energy efficiency to improve your building performance—and enhance your bottom line.

Last Updated: 07/01/2014