Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings

Low-rise multi-unit buildings (generally three stories or less) can earn the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes designation, and builders earn incentives for every unit in a project. Dwelling units of any size, style, or price range can be designed and constructed to the standards required of an ENERGY STAR Certified Home, including rental units, townhomes, or condominiums.

Gut rehabilitation projects that do not qualify for the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes designation may be eligible for the alternative New York Energy $mart designation, which allows access to the same NYSERDA program services and incentives.

The Low-rise Multifamily Buildings program offers increased incentives and higher project funding caps through the Clean Energy Action Plan to customers affected by a utility company natural gas moratorium. This includes Con Edison customers in Southern Westchester and NYSEG customers in Lansing, NY that currently pay into the System Benefits Charge.

For complete program details view the current solicitation.

Visit the Clean Energy Action Plan page to learn more and determine eligibility.

Technical support is available from Home Energy Raters and their Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Accredited Providers, and NYSERDA. Read the Low-rise Residential New Construction Funding Opportunity for more detailed information. 

Become or find a qualified builderBecome or find an approved Primary Energy Consultant (HERS Rater).

Have Questions or Want to Learn More?

Our staff is here to help you throughout the entire application process. Get in touch with us at NewConstructionProgram@nyserda.ny.gov or call (800) 284-9069.