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Clean Heating and Cooling Screenings for Large Buildings



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What is the Clean Heating and Cooling Screenings for Large Buildings Initiative?

The Clean Heating and Cooling (CH&C) Screenings for Large Buildings initiative is an offering to encourage electrification of large buildings in New York State. As part of this plan, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is administering the CHC Screenings for Large Buildings initiative, whereby eligible customers can access free screenings to assess the potential benefits of installing clean, efficient alternatives to natural gas for heating and cooling their buildings.

What technologies will be evaluated?

The screenings evaluate the technological, economic feasibility, and benefits of installing air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems relative to fossil-fuel based HVAC systems.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate in the initiative?

Any owner of a commercial, multifamily, industrial, healthcare, nonprofit, higher-ed, or State and local government building (whether existing or new construction) located in New York State may apply if the following conditions are met:

  • Building is 10,000 square feet or greater in size
  • Owner pays a System Benefits Charge on electric utility bill associated with the building

P-12 schools are ineligible but can receive screenings through another program.

What is the process for participating in the program?

Fill out the interest form and one of our partners will contact you within five business days with more information on receiving a free screening for clean heating and cooling systems.  For more information please review the FAQ [PDF]. If you have additional questions, please send an email to chc_large_bldgs@nyserda.ny.gov.