Home and Residents

Advanced Buildings Program

Developing energy-efficient, building-related technology, including next-generation HVAC and smart building technologies, and business models for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.

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.

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.

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.

Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Designed 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 - Featured Projects

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.

On-Bill Recovery Financing Program

Allows loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid through energy savings on the customer’s electric and gas utility bill.

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 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 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.