Residential Market Advisory Group

The Residential Market Advisory Group’s mission is to bring together residential market actors to envision the next generation of residential efficiency solutions and to guide NYSERDA’s development of offerings that spur market growth, deliver customer value and enable achievement of New York State’s energy policy goals.

It provides a forum to share information and gain insights on issues facing the residential energy efficiency and clean energy markets for 1-4 unit existing homes. The Residential Market Advisory Group serves as both a source and sounding board for new ideas and strategies and provides a forum for feedback on NYSERDA’s current residential initiatives.

NYSERDA will provide periodic updates on issues relevant to the Residential Market Advisory Group to anyone who elects to subscribe to the email list . If you’d like to receive these updates, email In person meeting events will be hosted by NYSERDA on an annual basis, or more frequently as needed to support our policy objectives. Periodic webinars may also be held.

Advisory Group Objectives

  1. Maintain market awareness of public policy driving investments in energy efficiency and clean energy in the residential market.
  2. Share information on NYSERDA’s current and planned activities to achieve those policy objectives
  3. Discuss opportunities and challenges associated with wide-scale deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy services for the residential sector
  4. Help guide the direction of NYSERDA’s existing and future solutions


Participation in the Residential Market Advisory Group is open to all parties with business interests aligned with enabling and providing energy efficiency and clean energy solutions to this market segment, including, but not limited to: residential building contractors; residential energy-related product manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and software developers; insurers; realtors, appraisers, inspectors; financiers and mortgage lenders; policy and advocacy groups; trade associations, standards organizations, trainers, and credentialing bodies; utilities and other energy providers; researchers and consultants; and government entities.

While ad hoc sub-committees may be formed from time to time to enable targeted work efforts, Advisory Group activities are open to all interested parties. Participation in the Advisory Group is voluntary.

To join the mailing list for information about the Residential Market Advisory Group and to be notified of upcoming meetings, contact

Upcoming Meetings & Webinars

Check back for updates.

Prior Meeting Materials

October 2-16, 2020

  • Executive Summary [PDF]
  • Detailed Summary [PDF]
  • Opening Webinar: Kicks off the Fall 2020 meeting and webinar series with a review of the NY Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and the current state of the NY residential energy market. Topics also included NYSERDA updates and opportunities partnering with the Joint Utilities of New York.
  • Working Group Session 1: How to Normalize the Use of Heat Pumps: This work group focused on strategies for increasing residential use of heat pumps.
  • Working Group Session 2: Ramping Up to Meet our Clean Energy Goals: This work group focused on next steps for the CCLPA and working together to meet NY clean energy goals.
  • Working Group Session 3: Building Back Stronger: The “New Normal” Residential Market: This work group focused on building back stronger as we navigate towards a new normal in the COVID world.
  • Closing Webinar: The Closing Webinar included report-outs from the three working groups, an exercise to identify the highest priority action items and presentations about some efforts already underway.

May 21, 2020

June 17, 2019

Working Groups

Residential Contractor Working Group

The Residential Contractor Working Group advises and provides feedback on a number of topics related to residential HVAC and building shell contractors. To join this group, email


The Conflicts and Confidentiality Policy was developed for NYSERDA Advisory Boards. All Residential Market Advisory Group members must read it and comply with its terms.

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