New York City Energy $mart Communities
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All New York Energy $mart programs are funded by a System Benefits Charge (SBC) paid by electric distribution customers of Central Hudson, Con Edison, NYSEG, Niagara Mohawk – A National Grid Company, Orange and Rockland, and Rochester Gas and Electric.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation established by law in 1975, administers SBC funds and programs under an agreement with the Public Service Commission.
New York Energy $martSM programs are designed to lower electricity costs by encouraging energy efficiency as the State's electric utilities move to competition. The programs are available to electric distribution customers (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) who pay into the SBC.
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New York Energy $martSM contributes to energy efficiency projects by demonstrating how energyefficiency and diversifying energy resources can create economic, environmental and social benefits. NYSERDA provides technical assistance, low-cost financing, or grants under various programs. Some of the programs include:
• Energy Audit Program – Energy audits for recommendations on improved energy efficiency measures in small businesses and other non-residential buildings.
• Assisted Multifamily Program – For energy-efficient rehabilitation of low income multifamily buildings.
• Energy $mart Loan Fund - Interest rate reductions on loans for energy efficiency projects.
• $mart Equipment Choices – For installation of energy efficient equipment in your business or multifamily building.
• Residential Technical Assistance - For multifamily building performance assessment.
• New Construction Program - To design/install energy efficiency into new or rehabilitated buildings.
• Home Performance with Energy Star® – BPI-certified contractor energy efficiency assessment for small homes. Income eligible consumers may qualify for subsidies to have energy efficiency improvements made to their home with the Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star® program.
For information on any of the New York Energy SmartSM programs, contact:
Regional Coordinator, NYC Energy $mart Communities
SoBRO, CED Department
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New York City Energy $mart has many programs to help you save energy. These programs provide information, technical resources and financial incentives to help you make your business or home energy efficient.