Building Operations and Performance Programs & Incentives

Support for adopting building performance systems—meters, controls, smart thermostats, smart building technologies, and more


If you do not see a program related to an energy upgrade you would like to make, contact your utility provider. Many utilities offer custom energy efficiency programs and incentives.


New York State Programs & Incentives

C&I Carbon Challenge—Competition for large businesses (with a 12-month average electricity demand of 10 MW) to unlock highly cost-effective carbon reduction opportunities. NYSERDA will award up to $10 million, ranging from $2 million to $5 million per successful proposal. Awardees will continue to work with NYSERDA to update, refine, and implement their carbon reduction strategies over three years. Learn more.

Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program—Financial support for completing an energy study to identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy costs and incorporate clean energy into capital planning. The study can evaluate what building performance systems may be right for your business, and more. Learn more.

Real Time Energy Management Program—Financial and technical support for installing a cutting-edge real-time energy management system (RTEM). NYSERDA will cost-share up to 30 percent of the overall RTEM project expenses and provide support to reap the benefits of building performance optimization. Learn more.

On-site Energy Manager Program—NYSERDA will cost-share up to 75 percent of fees for hiring a dedicated on-site energy manager to assess and reduce energy usage. Projects may include preventive maintenance plans, process improvements, energy efficiency upgrades, and more. Commercial and industrial facilities or campuses that do not already have a dedicated full-time on-site energy manager are eligible. Learn more.

Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) for Existing Buildings– Owners of affordable multifamily properties can earn incentives of $700-$3,500 per unit toward a project that reaches 15% or more in annual energy savings. A NYSERDA-qualified Multifamily Building Solutions provider will conduct an assessment of your property and recommend energy saving improvements tailored to your needs. Learn more.

Central Hudson Programs & Incentives

Outdoor Efficiency Switch Perks—Technical support and rebates for installing an outdoor switch near a facility’s central air conditioning unit. Shortly after installation, participants receive a $125 enrollment award check. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat Perks—Technical support and rebates for installing a smart Wi-Fi thermostat. Shortly after installation, participants receive a $125 enrollment award check. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Con Edison Program & Incentives

Savings for Multifamily Buildings – Equipment rebates for multifamily buildings, including HVAC, lighting and controls, weatherization, energy management systems, and low flow measures. Additional savings for income-eligible buildings. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

National Grid Programs & Incentives

Custom Energy Efficiency Programs (New York City and Long Island)—Incentives and support for energy efficiency upgrades in existing buildings (including controls and operating systems). Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Energy Management Systems (EMS) Program (Upstate New York)—Incentives to offset the cost of installing EMS technology or expanding an existing system to improve energy efficiency. Incentives are based on the number of new EMS control points that will directly save electricity and/or natural gas. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Multifamily Program (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)  – National Grid provides support for prescriptive incentive measures, custom incentive measures, direct install measures, and a one-pipe steam system retrofitting program for Downstate multifamily customers. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Multifamily Program (Long Island and Far Rockaway Peninsula) – National Grid provides support for prescriptive incentive measures, custom incentive measures, direct install measures, and a one-pipe steam system retrofitting program for Downstate multifamily customers. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Multifamily Program (Upstate) – National Grid offers Upstate multifamily customers a free energy evaluation, incentives for weatherization measure, rebates and incentives for LED lighting, and free installation of low-flow showerhead, faucet aerators, and wraps for hot water piping and tanks. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Tiered Incentive Program (Upstate New York)—Up to 25 percent in financial incentives to complete a number of energy efficiency projects (including updates to energy management systems) for large commercial and industrial customers. The more projects completed, the higher the incentives. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

 

NYSEG Programs & Incentives

Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program – Equipment replacement and rebates designed to reduce electricity and/or natural gas use in apartment and condominium complexes, including lighting upgrades, water saving measures, occupancy controls, and pipe insulation. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Rochester Gas & Electric Programs & Incentives

Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program – Equipment replacement and rebates designed to reduce electricity and/or natural gas use in apartment and condominium complexes, including lighting upgrades, water saving measures, occupancy controls, and pipe insulation. Learn more.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.