Communities and Government

Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers income-qualified homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Charge NY

Accelerates the use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by making infrastructure such as charging stations more available, easier to use, and more economically viable in New York State.

Clean Energy Communities Program

Recognizes and rewards village, town, city, and county governments in New York State for implementing clean energy actions to save taxpayer dollars, create jobs, and improve the environment.

Clean Transportation Program

Supports the development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Combined Heat and Power Program

Promotes installation of clean, efficient, and commercially available combined heat and power (CHP) systems up to 3 MW with pre-approved vendors and a catalog of system options. Also supports the installation of custom engineered CHP systems from 1 MW to 3 MW.

Commercial New Construction Program

Provides technical assistance and support to design teams and building owners involved in building energy-efficient structures in New York State.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Guidance document for municipalities adopting Commercial PACE financing.

Community Energy Engagement Program

Offers locally-based energy awareness and education for residents, small businesses, and multifamily building owners, with a focus on low-to-moderate-income households and communities. Community Energy Advisers will help community members of all income levels lower their energy costs and increase deployment of distributed energy resources by increasing the amount and diversity of funding and financing being invested in clean energy projects.

Community Energy Resource

Your local Community Energy Resource is one of 12 constituency-based organizations (CBOs) in New York State that can help homeowners, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and multifamily building owners to cut energy waste, save money, and live or work more comfortably. NYSERDA’s CBO partners are dedicated to helping New Yorkers save money and live or work more comfortably.

Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars

Offers a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new plug-in electric car.

EmPower New York

Offers no-cost energy efficiency services such as insulation, air sealing, energy efficient light bulbs, and replacement of an inefficient refrigerator and freezer to low-income (such as HEAP-eligible) homeowners and renters.

Environmental Research Program

Supports monitoring and assessment of environmental conditions, informs policy, and fosters technological innovation related to energy use and production.

Flexible Technical Assistance Program

Offers cost-shared technical services to help businesses operating in New York State make smart energy decisions. A dedicated team of engineers, technology experts, and energy consultants works with customers to create a customized assessment that identifies specific opportunities for reducing energy consumption and costs.

Geothermal Clean Energy Challenge

Will identify the best candidates for large, multi-building geothermal ground-source heat pump installations by providing free technical assistance and financial support. Open only to qualified colleges and universities, K-12 schools, State and local governments, and hospitals in New York State.

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Offers $15 million to support the installation of ground source heat pump systems at residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Funding is available only to eligible designers and installers of renewable heating and cooling systems that have been approved by NYSERDA.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Aims to help New York State residents reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® provide a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money. EmPower New York provides free energy efficiency upgrades at no-cost to income eligible households.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Offers homeowners in New York State a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money.

Industrial and Process Efficiency Program - Data Centers

Offers support to improve energy efficiency and IT productivity projects in data centers.

Low Rise Residential - Featured Projects

Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)

Brings together organizations and individuals committed to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing low-income New Yorkers as they seek safe, affordable, and reliable energy.

Low-rise Residential New Construction: Gut-Rehab

Supports renovation of an existing home or residential building, or converting an existing building or space for residential use. Support is available to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-Rise Residential New Construction: Multifamily

Supports the construction of energy-efficient dwelling units of any size, style or price range that can be designed and constructed to the standards required of a New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Home, including rental units, townhomes, or condominiums. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-rise Residential New Construction: Net Zero

Supports the construction of homes designed to achieve net-zero energy performance. Net zero homes are capable of producing as much energy over a year as it will need to supply the home’s energy needs, offering recurring savings and greater value to homebuyers. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes, multi-unit residential, and commercial projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes® standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Low-rise Residential New Construction: New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

Supports the construction of energy-efficient New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes, offering savings and greater value to homebuyers. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes that meet the New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Multifamily Performance Program: Existing Buildings

Offers support to owners, facility managers, and condo/co-op boards of multifamily buildings with five or more units who want to make their existing buildings more energy-efficient.

New Construction - Residential and Multifamily

Supports new construction or gut-rehab of an existing space to provide residents with energy savings and comfort. Support is available to participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential projects that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard, including homes designed to achieve net-zero energy performance. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

NY Prize

Helps communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage - through a first-in-the-nation competition.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.

REV Campus Challenge

Recognizes and supports colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities.

REVitalize

Offers funding to community-based organizations, that represent low- to moderate-income communities or environmental justice areas, to plan for, develop, and implement community-scale clean energy projects.

Small Wind Turbine Program

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.

Smart Grid Program

Supports the modernization of New York State’s electric grid through innovative technology and distributed energy resources.

Solar Electric Program (NY-Sun)

Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.