Multifamily Building Solutions Network
Expand your client base—and your profit margins—by joining the Multifamily Building Solutions Network.
As a Multifamily Building Solutions Provider, you can turn your energy efficiency expertise into more leads, bigger projects, and greater business success. Providers are a go-to resource for building owners and facility managers to help understand how energy efficiency can help solve building problems, and how to fold upgrades into a building improvement plan.
Multifamily Building Solutions Providers enjoy a number of business-building benefits:
Comprehensive Building Upgrades. Your customers can access incentives to install customized whole-building plans, giving you the ability to recommend the most appropriate and cost-effective upgrades after a whole-building analysis.
Enhanced reputability. The Multifamily Building Solutions Network is recognized by both peers and prospects as industry leaders that are committed to a high standard of quality and sustainability—making you stand out against your competition.
Direct access to leads. Providers are highly visible to a steady stream of prospects and have the ability to capture leads through NYSERDA.
Proactive solutions. Impact customers’ businesses beyond just energy savings with proactive solutions that make their buildings more comfortable, more compliant, and more valuable on the resale market.
Unique training opportunities. Build your technicians' skills through NYSERDA training—with some programs that are offered for free and others offered at a reduced-cost.
Access to resources. Tap into a broad knowledge base and best practices through NYSERDA. Multifamily Building Solutions Providers can utilize NYSERDA’s Energy Use Snapshot service that provides weather-normalized energy baselines for your multifamily clients. The Snapshot saves you time and money by utilizing NYSERDA to access data straight from the utility, and using it to generate a ready-made, weather-normalized usage report.
Network with other Solution Providers. Interact with the Multifamily Building Solutions Network at organized events and learn about industry trends and updates.
Multifamily Summit. NYSERDA’s annual Multifamily Summit brings together multifamily experts – including architects, engineers, ESCOs, weatherization agencies and contractors – to hear about new offerings and technologies. In the past, the Summit has covered many topics relevant to multifamily buildings including: energy efficiency technologies, auditing, deep energy retrofits, monitoring & verification, business development, sales & financing and building diagnostics. This event is free to Multifamily Building Solutions Providers.
To maintain a roster of high quality professionals, NYSERDA evaluates applications against stringent standards. In addition to the Minimum Requirements, we are looking for teams that can show the technical knowledge, customer focus, and business stability to serve the multifamily market across New York State.
The following are the Minimum Requirements to become a member of the Network:
- Submit an application that scores above 80;
- Members of your team must hold at least one of the following certifications: licensed professional engineer (PE), registered architect (RA), AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM), AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) or BPI Multifamily Building Analyst;
- Applicant must demonstrate a minimum of five years of industry experience; and,
- Applicants must hold insurance levels equal to a minimum of General Liability insurance of $1 million per occurrence.
Applications that do not meet all the minimum requirements above will not be considered.
Step 1. Download and review the following application documents:
- Application Signature Page, Instructions, and Terms and Conditions [PDF]
- Application Workbook [XLSX]
Step 2. Sign and complete all application documents
Step 3. Submit your application
You have two options, email and mail:
Mail: Submit your application on electronic media (compact disc, flash drive, or other portable device) and mail to:
Multifamily Performance Program
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399