Commercial Energy Efficiency
NYSERDA has several programs to help farms and commercial and industrial buildings of all sizes—as well as non-profits—reduce their energy use. There are both energy studies or audits, as well as incentives and financing to pay for improvements.
Energy Studies & Audits
Small Commercial & Non-Profit Energy Studies - NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green New York Energy Study program provides a significant subsidy (over 90%) for an energy study of businesses or non-profits.
Commercial & Industrial Facilities - through NYSERDA’s FlexTech program, all commercial and industrial facilities that pay into the electric Systems Benefit Charge are eligible to receive assistance through an energy study of their building to help identify issues and opportunities to reduce energy costs.
NYSERDA will cover up to 50% of the cost of the study for eligible organizations, and 100% for NYS farms.
Incentives for Energy Efficiency Improvements
There are several incentives to help pay for the energy improvements:
Small businesses in rural areas and farms may qualify for a grant covering 25% of the cost of energy efficiency improvements through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program.
NYSEG has a number of rebates that help pay for energy efficiency measures.
There are several financing options for this work as well.