NYSERDA offers programs to help homeowners and renters save energy and money. Each program begins with a top-to-bottom look at your home to figure out which improvements will save you the most money. Schedule your Free Home Assessment- A home energy assessment takes a whole-house approach to energy efficiency to identify where the biggest energy efficiency gains can be made. The assessment analyzes how all the elements of your home work together to affect the amount of electricity and fuel you use. Have a comprehensive home energy assessment performed by a BPI-accredited Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) Contractor.
Five Simple Steps
- Schedule your Free Home Assessment - A home energy assessment takes a whole-house approach to energy efficiency to identify where the biggest energy efficiency gains can be made. The assessment analyzes how all the elements of your home work together to affect the amount of electricity and fuel you use.Have a comprehensive home energy assessment performed by a BPI-accredited Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) Contractor.
- Apply for a discount - New York State homeowners may qualify for a discount covering 50% of the cost of eligible energy efficiency improvements up to $4,000 per project for single-family homes. Two- to four-unit residential buildings with income-eligible residents can qualify for a discount of 50% of the cost of eligible energy efficient improvements up to $8,000.
- Make a plan - Your contractor will review the results for the comprehensive home energy assessment with you, and then work with you to select cost-effective energy upgrades that match your budget and goals. These can include everything from adding insulation and energy-efficient light bulbs to installing a high-efficiency furnace and ENERGY STAR certified appliances.
- Paying for the work -NYSERDA offers low interest financing. HPwES offers two options through Green Jobs- Green New York.
- Do Upgrades - Have a participating Home Performance with Energy Star contractor implement the upgrades described in your scope of work. Once the project is finished, you will be asked to sign off that the work has been satisfactorily completed. If you are receiving a loan, the lender will pay any amounts borrowed directly to the contractor. The discount is also paid directly to the contractor.
NHSJ is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Queens Library through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to bring the NY Rising Community Center Program. This Case Management program will be a vital resource to the residents of Far Rockaway with so many agencies closing their doors.
The overall purpose of the NY Rising Community Center Program is to create a network of critical recovery and social services to residents in these disaster-affected Communities, targeting the most vulnerable population sectors, which included but are not limited to residents: (1) of low/moderate income; (2) possessing physical disabilities’ and /or (3) having limited ability to control their environment. Seniors, disabled home-bound individuals, and those with limited English proficiency are still affected by the impacts of Super Storm Sandy.