NYSERDA - New Construction - Housing

January 31, 2023



The New Construction – Housing (NC-Housing) Program supports the design, development, and construction of carbon neutral buildings, reducing energy consumption and per capita carbon emissions while ensuring the buildings are resilient. Through NC-Housing, NYSERDA offers financial incentives and technical support for the new construction, gut rehabilitation, or adaptive re-use of residential and mixed-use buildings, inclusive of single-family homes, multi-unit developments, multifamily buildings, residence halls, dormitories, and congregate living facilities, exclusive of nursing homes. The incentive structure is intended to promote increased levels of performance while encouraging solutions that result in healthy environments for the buildings’ occupants. NYSERDA intends to support replicable and integrated design solutions focused on cost optimization and financing strategies that reward reductions in cost of construction, operational costs, and perceived risks while strengthening the capacity of clean energy professionals to deliver design and construction services. Use of solar photovoltaic generation and other renewable energy systems, as well as ground source heat pumps and other innovative technologies, are encouraged. The Applicant is expected to hire a NYSERDA-approved Primary Energy Consultant to act as the primary technical resource for their participation. NC-Housing supports New York State’s housing regulatory agencies in their efforts to secure efficient, durable, resilient, and healthy housing.

These incentives are available in the service territories of the following utilities: Central Hudson Gas & Elec Corp, Consolidated Edison Co-NY Inc, New York State Elec & Gas Corp, National Grid, Orange & Rockland Utils Inc, Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.

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Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Low-Rise-Residential
Administrator: NYSERDA
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Varies by project size, performance threshold, and household income
Installation Requirements: Applications will be accepted for new construction, gut rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use projects. To be eligible, a project must exclude all fossil fuels from the building systems and equipment. Building systems and equipment at a minimum refers to building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), domestic hot water (DHW), kitchen, laundry, and other appliances.

Applicants must engage a pre-qualified Primary Energy Consultant to ensure the project's design and as-built condition meet the required performance.


Name: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Address: 17 Columbia Circle
Albany NY 12203
Phone: (518) 862-1090

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.