Technical Documents

The Low-rise Residential New Construction Program (LR NCP) requires projects to meet the EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program standards as the minimum performance threshold, as well as the additional requirements detailed in PON 3717. NYSERDA recognizes that there are circumstances where a project that meets the overall intent of the program may elect to seek relief from a requirement to be eligible for participation, requiring they submit a waiver request. Example of such circumstances include:

  • Existing conditions in historic gut-rehab projects that don’t meet program requirements but are cost prohibitive to change
  • Limitations applied to projects by historic preservation regulators
  • Evolving technologies, equipment standards, or 3rd party software standards/algorithms
  • Unforeseen situations not addressed in the program requirements

Waiver Request Forms