Home and Residents

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.

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC) - Residential Sector

Speeds the adoption of underused technologies by testing them in real-world residential situations. The program provides financial support and encourages productive collaboration between stakeholders including consumers, building owners, architects, ENERGY STAR® builders, research organizations, and technology developers.

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.

Green Jobs - Green New York Multifamily Building Financing Program 

Supports efforts of building developers, owners, and facility managers to improve energy efficiency of any existing residential buildings of five units or more, including gut-rehab projects and market-rate and affordable housing.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Offers a range of programs designed to help New York State residents reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills.

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.

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 Component

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

NY-Sun (Solar Electric)

Multifaceted approach aims to lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by increasing solar power capacity and the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Public-private partnerships help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry. In addition to the Solar Electric Program, NY-Sun also includes training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting, customer aggregation, and consumer education.

Renewable Heat NY

Supports the use of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes and commercial buildings. This initiative encourages quicker development of the industry, raises consumer awareness, supports the development of New York-based advanced technology heating products, and develops local sustainable heating markets that use biomass as fuel.

Residential Pellet Stove

Supports the use and installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood technology to heat homes. Because the stoves are more efficient, they burn less fuel and often save homeowners money.

Small Wind Turbine Incentive Program

Increases the amount of clean, renewable energy that is generated in New York State by providing support for installing on-site 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.

Solar Thermal (Hot Water) Program

Provides support for solar thermal technology, which harnesses the power of the sun to provide solar thermal energy for preheating domestic hot water.

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.

Business Energy Pro

Provides compensation to service providers, over a period of time, for measured energy efficiency accruing from a large portfolio of homes and businesses that undergo energy efficiency upgrades and operational improvements.

Clean Energy Action Plan

Provides relief to businesses and residents affected by a utility company nature gas moratorium.

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.

Energy Storage in New York State

Engages individuals and organizations involved in building, installing, integrating, or researching energy storage technology.

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate

Offers support for 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.

Low-rise Residential New Construction: 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.

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.

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-Sun (Solar Initiative)

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.

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.

Residential Financing Options

Residential Financing offers two loan options for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NY State homeowners.

Small Wind Turbine Program

Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 5 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the nameplate rating of the wind turbine.