The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced it is making $3.3 million available for projects at commercial and institutional buildings to accelerate the adoption and use of commercially available energy-saving and load management technologies and strategies.

This funding opportunity, part of NYSERDA’s Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC) program, is designed to increase adoption of existing energy-saving technologies that have not yet received market acceptance. Through support for demonstration projects, performance measurement and verification (M&V) services, and a broad outreach campaign, ETAC showcases the benefits of energy-saving technologies and helps accelerate them through the market development and adoption cycles.

NYSERDA is providing funding in two categories:

  • Energy Performance Validation: Open to a broad range of technologies, NYSERDA provides full cost of performance M&V studies for technologies that do not have previous third-party/independently validated performance or energy-savings data.
  • Focused Demonstrations: For technologies falling into select focused technology categories and approaches that already have independently validated performance and energy-savings data from previous projects, plus up to 60% of installation and/or implementation costs for the demonstration project, capped at a maximum of $150,000 per project.