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NYSERDA currently offers incentives for the following building energy efficiency upgrades. If your planned upgrade is on this list, use our Savings and Incentive Calculator to determine incentive levels and begin your application.
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Available Incentives and Specifications
Incentives are provided on a per- MMBtu and per- kWh basis. There are no requirements to meet a specific energy reduction target as long as the new equipment meets specifications of minimum efficiency standards outlined below.
- Affordable- $5/MMBtu and $0.05/kWh capped annually* at $150/unit per building
- Market-Rate- $3/ MMBtu and $0.03/k/Wh capped annually* at 100/unit per building
Air Conditioner and Heat Pump - Refrigerant
Correcting refrigerant charge on
packaged air conditioners and heat pumps (excluding chillers). Only applicable
to air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity per unit of 10 tons
or less. Charge must be corrected to manufacturers’ specification.
Air Conditioner Cover and Gap Sealer
Installing a rigid, insulated cover on
the inside of a window or through-the-wall room air conditioning (RAC) unit.
Must be provided by the building for use during heating season and when AC
units are not installed. Covers must be installed and maintained by building
Air Conditioner - Room
Installing a room air conditioner
mounted in a window or through the wall. Must be ENERGY STAR®
Air Leakage Sealing
Sealing air leaks in the building envelope.
Minimum 15% infiltration reduction required.
Boilers – Condensing, Non-Condensing, and Steam (in projects that have oil or propane heat)
Installing high-efficiency condensing
hot water, non-condensing hot water, and steam boilers. Boilers with a capacity
less than 300 kBtu/h must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
For boilers where the ENERGY STAR® label is not
available, the installed boilers must have minimum efficiencies ranging from 82-90%
AFUE, 80-90% Et, and 83-93% Ec, depending on the boiler type and boiler size.
Boiler Reset Control
Resetting hot water set point in
multifamily residential buildings using outdoor air temperature. Existing
non-condensing boiler systems only.
Installing modulating burner controls.
Installed efficient modulating burner must have a turn down ratio of 10:1 or
Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation
Adding domestic hot water pipe insulation
to unconditioned spaces. Minimum of 1-inch insulation.
Domestic Hot Water Tank Blanket
Installing insulation blankets around
domestic hot water storage-type water heaters. Minimum 2 inches of fiberglass
insulation equivalent to R-8.
Duct Sealing and Insulation
Sealing and insulating the space heating
and air conditioning duct distribution system. Does not apply to sealing
ventilation ducts. Ducts must be sealed to result in maximum 20% total duct
leakage. Duct Insulation must comply with Energy Conservation Construction Code
(ECCC) NYS 2014.
Economizer – Air Side with Dual Enthalpy
Integrating an air-side economizer into a
central air handling system on packaged rooftop units. Must be a dual enthalpy
economizer installed on existing rooftop unit and commissioned to ensure
Energy Management System
Installing an energy management system (EMS) to optimize the use of energy consumed by a boiler system. Installed energy management system must be capable of controlling an existing boiler system based on indoor and outdoor temperature.
ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washers
in-unit clothes washers. Must be ENERGY STAR® certified
ENERGY STAR® Dishwashers
Installing in-unit dishwashers. Must be ENERGY
STAR® certified equipment.
ENERGY STAR® Refrigerators
Installing residential refrigerators.
Must be ENERGY STAR® models.
Furnace (in projects that have oil or propane heat)
Installing high efficiency condensing or
non-condensing furnaces. Furnaces with an input capacity of less than 225
kBtu/hr must be ENERGY STAR® certified. Furnaces with an input
capacity of 225 kBtu/hr or greater, where the ENERGY STAR®
label is not available, must have a minimum efficiency of 90% AFUE.
Tuning-up residential natural gas
furnaces to improve the seasonal heating efficiency. Must be tuned to result in
a 5% improvement in efficiency.
Heating Pipe Insulation
Insulating space heating distribution
piping. Must be insulated with minimum insulation between 1.5 and 5 inches
depending on heating type and pipe diameter.
Heat Pump - Air Source
Installing split system air-source heat
pumps. Must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
Heat Pump - Packaged Terminal
Installing packaged Terminal Heat Pumps
(PTHPs). Must be at least 10% more energy efficient than minimum efficiency
requirements per Energy Conservation Construction Code (ECCC) NYS 2014.
High-Efficiency Water Heater – Instantaneous
Installing instantaneous (tankless) or
storage tank-type water heaters that are fueled by gas. Must be ENERGY STAR®
Indirect Water Heater
Installing indirect water heaters.
Installed boilers connected to an indirect hot water with a capacity less than
300 kBtu/h must be ENERGY STAR® certified,
where applicable. For indirect boilers, where the ENERGY STAR®
label is not available, the installed indirect boilers must have minimum boiler
efficiencies ranging from 82-90% AFUE, 80-90% Et, and 83-93% Ec, depending on
the boiler type and boiler size.
Low-Flow Faucet Aerators
Installing low-flow faucet aerators on
restroom and kitchen faucets. Installed faucet aerators must not exceed 1.5
gallons per minute.
Installing low-flow showerheads.
Installed low-flow showerheads must not exceed 1.5 gallons per minute.
Applying programmable thermostats to air
conditioners, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, and electric resistance baseboard
heating systems. Must be set with an average of 3 degrees' setback.
roof/attic insulation. Must exceed the requirements in Energy Conservation
Construction Code (ECCC) NYS 2014 by 10%.
Submetering of apartments in buildings
with master metered electricity. Must be installed across the whole building,
including each apartment unit and the common area and be on the Public Service
Commission's list of approved meters.
Thermostatic Radiator Valve
Installing a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) to free standing radiators, convectors, or baseboard heating unit to provide local control of room temperature by regulating the flow of hot water or steam. Installed thermostatic radiator valve (TRV’s) must be one that is in combination with an air vent installed at one or more radiators applied only in a one pipe steam space heating system.
Thermostatic Shower Restriction Valve
Installing thermostatic shower
restriction valves. Must be installed on low-flow showerheads that do not
exceed 1.5 gallons per minute.
wall insulation on above-grade walls. Must exceed the requirements in Energy
Conservation Construction Code (ECCC) NYS 2014 by 10%.
Installing a Wi-Fi communicating thermostat applied to residential air conditioners, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, and electric resistance baseboard heating systems. Installed thermostat must be Wi-Fi communicating and contain an outdoor air temperature setpoint to control the primary heating and cooling system.
Installing ENERGY STAR®
windows on the external walls of a residential building.
If NYSERDA offers an incentive for your building upgrade,
start the application process at the Savings and Incentive Calculator [XLSM], where you can determine your incentive
amount, confirm your upgrade meets the minimum efficiency standards, and review
the application guidelines.
*Annual is defined as a 12-month period starting on the installation date of the first work for which incentives were received.