Commercial Tenant Program

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Create a Healthier, More Comfortable, and More Productive Workplace

What Is the Commercial Tenant Program

The Commercial Tenant Program helps tenants enhance the comfort, efficiency, and productivity of their office spaces. The program provides up to 100% of the cost of an energy analysis, and tenants can choose from two program tracks: The Basic Track, which provides a high-level overview of energy usage and opportunities for improvement, and the High-Performance Track, which delivers an in-depth energy and financial analysis. Both tracks provide actionable insights, identify savings opportunities, and introduce tenants to technologies that can take their office spaces to the next level of performance.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] about the Commercial Tenant Program.

Who Can Apply

The Commercial Tenant Program is open to all commercial office tenants and property owners in New York State at any stage of leasing. The program encourages collaboration between tenants, property owners, and consultants to optimize the energy performance of commercial office spaces throughout the State. Tenants, or their building’s owner, must also pay the System Benefits Charge on their electric bill.

Two Tracks to Energy Efficiency

Basic Track

  • Receive up to 100% of the cost of an energy analysis, up to $5,000
  • Gain an overview of your current energy usage
  • Discover ways to improve the comfort and productivity of your workplace
  • Learn how to save money and energy in your leased office space

High-Performance Track

  • Receive up to 100% of the cost of an energy analysis, up to $50,000
  • Get a comprehensive energy efficiency analysis, including a detailed list of recommended energy efficiency and optimization measures, and a full financial report supporting the recommendations
  • Gain deep insights into your current energy usage
  • See a full breakdown of incremental cost impacts, energy savings over the length of a lease, and other benefits

Benefits

Benefits for Office Tenants

  • Reduce your operating expenses and save on your energy bills
  • Gain a competitive edge to attract and retain the right talent
  • Create a healthier, more comfortable, and more productive workplace
  • Fulfill your organization’s energy efficiency and sustainability goals

Benefits for Building Owners

  • Increase the value of your commercial property
  • Lower your overall operating costs
  • Attract and retain tenants who have similar energy efficiency goals
  • Engage and increase tenant satisfaction
  • Get a positive return on investment in a short payback period

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Questions

If you have questions or want to learn more, get in touch with us at commercialprograms@nyserda.ny.gov.