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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 Charge Correction

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 facility's staff.

Air Conditioner - Room

Installing a room air conditioner mounted in a window or through the wall. Must be ENERGY STAR® certified.

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.

Burner Replacement

Installing modulating burner controls. Installed efficient modulating burner must have a turn down ratio of 10:1 or greater.

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 Control

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 correct operation.

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

Installing in-unit clothes washers. Must be ENERGY STAR® certified equipment.

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.

Furnace Tune-Up

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® certified.

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.

Low-Flow Showerheads

Installing low-flow showerheads. Installed low-flow showerheads must not exceed 1.5 gallons per minute.

Programmable Thermostat

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 Insulation

Installing roof/attic insulation. Must exceed the requirements in Energy Conservation Construction Code (ECCC) NYS 2014 by 10%.

Submetering

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

Adding wall insulation on above-grade walls. Must exceed the requirements in Energy Conservation Construction Code (ECCC) NYS 2014 by 10%.

Wi-Fi Thermostats

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.

Window Replacement

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.