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Clean energy can power New York while protecting the environment. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

NYSERDA works with stakeholders throughout New York including residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, university researchers, utility representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. NYSERDA partners with them to develop, invest, and foster the conditions that:

  • Attract the private sector capital investment needed expand New York’s clean energy economy

  • Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York

  • Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit from energy efficiency and renewable energy

Governed by a 13-member Board, NYSERDA has provided objective information and analysis, technical expertise, and support in New York State since 1975.


Mission Statement

Advance innovative energy solutions in ways that improve New York's economy and environment.


Vision Statement

Serve as a catalyst – advancing energy innovation, technology, and investment; transforming New York's economy; and empowering people to choose clean and efficient energy as part of their everyday lives.


Commercial New Construction Program 

More than $19 million are available to support building owners who apply on or after March 1, 2016. Support can offset a portion of capital costs to purchase and install energy-efficient equipment that reduces energy consumption in new and substantially renovated commercial buildings in New York State.

Because early design intervention yields greater energy efficiency benefits, technical assistance is also available. NYSERDA project managers and regionally based consultants can work with building owners and their design teams to analyze efficiency opportunities for new or substantially renovated commercial buildings. Additional support for green building opportunities is also available.

Who Can Apply

Businesses, State and local governments, not-for-profit and private institutions, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and health care facilities interested in installing electric efficiency in new or substantially renovated buildings are encouraged to apply. Buildings must be served by electric utilities participating in the System Benefit Charge (SBC).


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