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About Multifamily Buildings of Excellence


A Competition to build New York’s future.

All three rounds of the Demonstration Project competition have selected winners. The competition is achieving its mission: to stimulate the design, construction, and operation of carbon neutral buildings.

The Buildings of Excellence (BOE) competition recognizes best in class buildings, with prizes of up to $1 million for demonstration projects and up to $250,000 in funding is available to provide Early Stage Design Support. In addition to the funding received through the Buildings of Excellence competition, eligible projects may also apply for such as NY-Sun, NYS Clean Heat, and Electric Vehicle programs.

In early April 2022 NYSERDA launched the third round of the Competition. The launch event was held at Engine 16, a previous BOE winner located in New York City. You can watch that event by clicking this link Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Eligible projects:

  • Use design and construction methods that are replicable and will achieve broad-based adoption by designers, developers, and consumers.
  • Provide superior financial benefits for owners, and provide healthy, safe, and outstanding living environments for occupants.

Winners Have Been Announced

View the winners from all 3 rounds of the Demonstration Projects and learn which projects will help build New York’s carbon neutral future.