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Energy Smart New Construction Program

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Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeProduction Incentive
State/FederalNY
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeNYSERDA
Incentive Initiation Date1/4/2012
Incentive Expiration Date12/31/2015
Incentive Size and Funding SourceNYSERDA has made $91 million available to conduct technical assessments of energy-efficiency measures in building designs and to offset up to 75% of the incremental capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment. Maximum incentive amounts vary by project type and incentive category. Incentive amounts for projects in Consolidated Edison's (ConEd) service territory are generally higher than incentive amounts for projects in other utilities' service territory. The total per project limit is $1.575 million for projects in ConEd's service territory and $825,000 for eligible customers of other utilities. Bonus incentives for certain improvements are not counted towards the project cap. The program is funded by the New York's System Benefits Charge (SBC). An in depth description of possible incentives is laid out here. Key CHP Incentives are found in the Green Building and Whole Building Design categories, summarized below for projects not located in Consolidated Edison service territory.

For green building technical services on projects that achieve NY-CHPS certification, NYSERDA will pay an additional amount equal to NYSERDA's share of energy analysis TA services, up to a total additional NYSERDA contribution of $25,000.

For Whole Building Design, the incentive is capped at 75% for NY-CHPS certified buildings with a maximum of $200,000 per single measure and $750,000 per project. The Whole Building Design Incentive Schedule is as follows:
  • Designs 3% to 9% above designated baseline: $0.11 per kWh saved; $230 per summer peak kW saved.
  • Designs 9.1% to 16% above designated baseline: $0.12 per kWh saved; $240 per summer peak kW saved.
  • Designs 16.1% to 23% above designated baseline: $0.13 per kWh saved; $250 per summer peak kW saved.
  • Designs 23.1% to 30% above designated baseline: $0.14 per kWh saved; $260 per summer peak kW saved.
  • Designs 30.1% or more above designated baseline: $0.16 per kWh saved; $280 per summer peak kW saved.
For the Green Building Option, projects that earn at least 2 Energy 3.1.3 NY-CHPS points will have their incentive increased by 10%. The maximum incentive increase is $50,000, capped at 75% of incremental cost.
Eligible RecipientAgricultural, commercial (wholesale/retail), industrial/manufacturing, institutional and multi-family buildings (5 units or more) are eligible. Governmental entities, not-for-profits, health care facilities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities are also eligible. The program is only available to electricity and natural gas customers that pay the New York's System Benefits Charge (SBC).
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaFunding is available for technical assistance, commissioning services, pre-qualified measures, custom electric efficiency measures, whole-building design and LEED projects. Substantial renovations of existing buildings are also eligible for incentives under this program.
Application Form(s)Application Portal
Other Incentive DetailsIncentives are based on the predicted energy performance of the building design and are available on a first-come, first-served basis from January 4, 2012 through December 31, 2015.
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