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Green Building

Grants, Funding, Program

Across the state, there are many organizations with available funding and technical support to help aid your sustainability initiaitives. Below you will find a collection of the current available funding and support programs. Please use the eligibility key to find out which programs apply to your business. Note that funding marked with the CFA icon is eligible to apply to through the Consolidated Funding Application Learn More.

 

 

 

 


New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation
NYCEEC's goal is to make energy efficiency investments and clean heat conversions a reality for building owners throughout the five boroughs. We do this by providing helpful information and financial solutions for building owners and their representatives who are interested in turning inefficient buildings into clean, high energy performance investments.

Due Date: Continuous

Location: New York City

The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP)
The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies. GIGP-funded projects may be found from Buffalo to the end of Long Island, and range from rain gardens to stream "daylighting" projects.
     

Due Date: Continuous

 

 

Real Property Tax Exemption for Green Buildings
In July 2012 New York enacted legislation allowing municipal corporations to exempt green buildings from real property taxes. It is important to note that this law allows but does not require local governments to extend favorable property tax treatment to green buildings. In order for the exemption to apply, a municipal corporation must first adopt an ordinance this effect. In order to qualify for an exemption, the new construction or improvement (does not include routine maintenance or repairs) must commence on or after January 1, 2013; be valued in excess of $10,000; and projects must meet the LEED, Green Globes, American National Standards Institute, or substantially equivalent green building certification standards. Although the law references allowable green building rating systems/certifications other than LEED, the incentive amounts are described in relation to LEED certification levels. The amount of the exemption permitted varies by year and by the certification level achieved.

Due Date: Continuous





 

Green Building Tax Credit
Green buildings minimize environmental impact and maximize the preservation of open space. Section 19 of the Tax Law is intended to encourage building owners and developers to design, construct and operate buildings that are energy efficient, utilize recycled materials, provide clean air, and incorporate renewable and energy efficient power generation.
                       

Due Date: Continuous

 

PSEG Existing Building Rebates
Rebates are available to commercial customers who install the following qualified equipment or measures in commercial buildings: AC Retrofit, Chillers, Compressors & Air Dryers, Cool Roof, Custom Energy Measures, Green Building & Technical Assistance, HVAC, Kitchen Equipment & Vending Machines, Lighting, Refrigeration Equipment and Variable Frequency Drives.

Due Date: Continuous
Location: Long Island

 

PSEG New Construction Program
Rebates are available to commercial customers who install the following qualified equipment or measures in new buildings or buildings under renovation: AC Retrofit, Chillers, Compressors & Air Dryers, Cool Roof, Custom Energy Measures, Green Building & Technical Assistance, HVAC, Kitchen Equipment & Vending Machines, Lighting, Refrigeration Equipment and Variable Frequency Drives.

Due Date: Continuous
Location: Long Island

  

NREL Energy Savings Modeling
and Inspection Guidelines
for Commercial Building
Federal Tax Deductions
This document provides guidance for modeling and inspecting energy-efficient property in commercial buildings for certification of the energy and power cost savings related to § 179D of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) enacted in § 1331 of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct 2005) and noted in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2006-52. Specifically, § 179D provides federal tax deductions for energy-efficient property related to a commercial building’s envelope; interior lighting; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); and service hot water (SHW) systems.

Due Date: Continuous

 

 

NYSERDA EDGE Program
The Economic Development Growth Extension Program offers local, regionally-based access to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) energy efficiency, renewable energy and research and development (R&D) programs. NYSERDA works with 27 Regional Outreach Contractors (ROCs) strategically located throughout New York State’s 10 regions to extend NYSERDA’s program outreach to commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial and residential customers.

 

Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization - Commercial/Institutional (ETAC-CI)
Emerging technologies and approaches are commercially-available, energy-saving products, technologies or approaches that have not yet been widely adopted. These technologies or approaches provide new opportunities for electric and gas efficiency and load management in commercial and institutional buildings, but may face barriers such as upfront costs, lack of contractor awareness and supply chain development.

 

LEED Certification
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.