Home Energy Performance Programs (NYSERDA and Utility)

New York State has a variety of financial resources that help residents afford energy efficiency improvements to their home, as well as upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment.

New York State Utility Programs and Incentives

Gas and electric utilities across New York State have energy efficiency programs that can help you manage energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. The following list provides information about energy efficiency programs at the major utilities serving New York State:

If you are a customer of a municipal electric utility, check with your utility to learn about any programs it may offer.

NYSERDA Home Energy Performance Programs and Incentives

NYSERDA is dedicated to giving New York State homeowners, renters, and landlords the financial resources they need to have an energy-efficient home and lifestyle. We offer a variety of technical support options and financial resources that help New Yorkers across all counties and income levels spend less on utility bills.

Energy Assessments and General Efficiency Upgrades

Home Assessments and Efficiency Improvements

What is it? This program starts with a home energy assessment. This assessment provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is using and wasting energy. Certain homeowners and renters may be eligible for certain improvements at reduced or no cost.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners (single-family or multifamily home with up to four units)

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Income-Eligible Home Assessments and Efficiency Improvements

What is it? This program starts with a home energy assessment. This assessment provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is using and wasting energy. Certain homeowners and renters may be eligible for certain improvements at reduced or no cost.

Who qualifies? New York State income-eligible homeowners and renters

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Homeowners who receive a home energy rating may qualify for additional types of loans

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Clean Heating and Cooling

Advanced Cordwood Boilers with Thermal Storage

What is it? Financial incentives for the installation of advanced cordwood boiler heating systems with full thermal storage. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners

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Ground Source Heat Pumps

What is it? Rebates for small and large ground source heat pump systems. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who qualifies? Eligible designers and installers of renewable heating and cooling systems that have been approved by NYSERDA. Although funding is not directly available to landlords or homeowners, you can look for approved designers or installers to evaluate a project at your home or property.

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Pellet Stoves

What is it? Two incentive options, determined by income, are available for the purchase of a new pellet stove with the recycling of an existing woodstove, pellet stove, or insert (with firebox). Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners without access to natural gas

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Small Pellet Boilers with Thermal Storage

What is it? Financial incentives for the installation of qualified high-efficiency, low-emission pellet boiler heating systems with thermal storage. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners

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Personal Transportation

Plug-In Electric Vehicles

What is it? A rebate for new, plug-in electric vehicle car purchases or leases. This can be combined with a federal tax credit.

Who qualifies? All New York State residents

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Renewable Energy

Residential Solar

What is it? Incentives and financing options to lower the cost of purchasing and installing solar at a home. Additional incentives are given to income-eligible households.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners. Incentives are provided directly to your selected contractor and vary throughout the State.

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Small Wind Turbines

What is it? Incentives for installing small wind turbines generating up to 2 MW per site, based on the expected annual energy output of the proposed wind energy system. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who qualifies? New York State residents, with a maximum equipment size of 2 MW per site per customer

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Renovation and Construction

ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

What is it? Support for the construction of energy-efficient New York State ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes. Support is offered to participating builders who construct single-family homes that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners and ENERGY STAR® Certified home builders

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Multifamily, High-Rise Residential New Construction and Gut Rehabilitation

What is it? Technical support and incentives to developers of new construction, as well as gut rehabilitation projects. Buildings and homes must be constructed to meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard.

Who qualifies? Developers of multifamily high-rise new construction and gut rehabilitation projects. Although funding is not directly available to landlords, you can talk to your developer about accessing the incentive.

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Low-Rise Residential New Construction and Gut Rehabilitation

What is it? Technical support and incentives to developers of new construction, as well as gut rehabilitation projects. Buildings and homes must be constructed to meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard.

Who qualifies? Developers of single-family, low-rise multi-unit, and low-rise multifamily new construction. Although funding is not directly available to landlords or homeowners, you can talk to your developer about accessing the incentive. Income-eligible homeowners may be eligible for additional support.

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Low-Rise Residential Net Zero New Construction

What is it? Support for the construction of homes designed to achieve net zero energy performance. A net zero home is capable of producing as much energy over a year as it will need to meet the home’s energy needs, offering recurring savings and greater value to homebuyers. Income-qualified homebuyers may be eligible for additional support.

Who qualifies? New York State homeowners and participating builders who construct single-family homes or multi-unit residential dwellings that meet the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes standard.

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