Constructing and retrofitting buildings to be energy-efficient presents many unique challenges, including using the latest building technology in structures that will exist for the next 100 years.
Lighting consumes approximately 22% of the energy used in the U.S. Switching to daylight or LEDs can improve how people feel, learn, see—and shows immediately as savings on their energy bills. Research and technology centers in New York State help technology developers; promote objective evaluation of lighting technology; provide technical training for lighting designers; and improve decision-making for residential, commercial, and industrial building owners.
Energy-saving products may perform well in a building, but not sell. Why? The behavior of people can affect if the marketplace adopts a technology and how it is used. Therefore, examining behavioral approaches could help New Yorkers more effectively design and implement clean energy.
Engaging individuals and organizations involved in building, installing, integrating, or researching energy storage technology.
Developing energy-efficient, building-related technology, including next-generation HVAC and smart building technologies, and business models for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.
Guides early-stage companies through specific projects and issues, such as staffing for growth, budget management, resource planning, strategic partnering and board management. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are seasoned executives that share experience, skills and acquired knowledge with early-stage companies.
Supporting development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.