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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Albany, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

As a public benefit corporation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers programs that are designed to help New York meet its energy goals: reduce energy consumption, promote the use of renewable energy sources, and protect the environment. NYSERDA is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. NYSERDA also undertakes activities to promote ENERGY STAR certified products and ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Completing 5,755 HPwES projects and 775 quality assurance field inspections, and exceeding a 35 percent assessment-to-completed project conversion rate.
  • Training over 4,000 participants in energy efficiency technologies and practices as part of NYSERDA's energy efficiency workforce development initiatives.
  • Offering low-interest financing to homeowners, including On-Bill Recovery Financing, paid back through utility bills, helping 173 homeowners finance their energy improvement work.
  • Incentivizing 1,800 New York ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a total of 21,600 homes built since NYSERDA joined the program.
  • Expanding workforce development and training of a service-delivery infrastructure composed of building performance service providers for sustainable market transformation.