Consulting and Engineering Services

Support and guidance for energy use and management—energy audits, benchmarking, retro-commissioning, 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.

Energy Study Aggregation Program—Technical assistance for conducting an energy efficiency study for commercial facilities. Efficiency studies can focus on a whole building, a specific system, or even a type of equipment. 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. Eligible study areas can include energy efficiency technical analyses, creation of a long-term energy plan, investigation of distributed energy resources, and more. Learn more.

Strategic Energy Management Program—Funding for industrial manufacturing and water resource recovery facilities to complete a strategic energy management training program. Participants will learn to measure and track energy use, drive managerial and corporate behavior changes around energy, and more. 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.

National Grid Programs & Incentives

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.

Retro-Commissioning Support (Upstate New York)—Complimentary retro-commissioning services, including periodic control assessments and energy system adjustments. Incentives are also available for businesses that do not currently have a building automation system. Learn more. [PDF]Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.