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 HPwES program. NYSERDA also undertakes activities to promote ENERGY STAR certified products and ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Completing more than 5,860 HPwES projects and 900 quality assurance field inspections, and exceeding a 33 percent assessment-to-completion project conversion rate.
- Launching a Web-based compliant portal to improve application processing and program administration from project initiation to completion.
- Building capacity for home performance services by working with 72 statewide partners to train more than 15,000 participants in energy efficiency technologies and practices as part of NYSERDA’s energy efficiency workforce development initiatives.
- Offering low-interest financing to homeowners to help them finance their energy improvement work. Financing includes more than 3,200 Smart Energy Loans valued at $29.8 million with 326 Smart Energy Loans approved pending project completion and over 1,200 residential On-Bill Recovery (OBR) loans; valued at $13.7 million with 241 OBR Loans approved pending project completion.
- Saving New York State over 49 million kWh and $5.9 million in energy costs through the promotion of ENERGY STAR products. NYSERDA promoted ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and consumer electronics through partnerships with retailers and manufacturers. NYSERDA also encouraged local municipalities to replace older, inefficient equipment with ENERGY STAR certified models.
- Offering incentives for more than 2,200 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013, for a total of 24,395 certified homes built since NYSERDA joined the program.