Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Program Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State New York
Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Website http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Energy-Efficiency-and-Renewable-Programs/Residential/…
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

NYSERDA offers 10% discount and additional low-interest financing options for New York State homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.


NY State residents who own single-family or multifamily homes with up to 4 units are eligible for the program. To participate in the On-Bill financing program, the homeowner must be a customer of the following participating utilities: Central Hudson, Con Edison, PSEG-Long Island, National Grid (upstate customers only, New York State Electric and Gas, Orange and Rockland, or Rochester Gas and Electric.

Program Description:

To participate in the program, the homeowner must schedule a home energy assessment with the participating Home Performance contractor who has been certified as a BPI GoldStar Contractor. In most cases the customer will be eligible for a reduced or no-cost energy home assessment depending on their income level. The energy assessment takes a comprehensive approach to identifying maximum energy efficiency that can be achieved in the home. After the assessment, the contractor will work with the homeowner to decide what improvements should be made. 

Homeowners can also choose to finance the project through a subsidized loan provided through NYSERDA. The financing options include: On-Bill Recovery Loan and Smart Energy Loan. The On-Bill recovery loan is provided at 3.49% interest rate, where the repayments can be paid through the utility bill. The Smart Energy loan is provided at 3.49% or 3.99% depending on the method of repayment. Loans amounts from $1,500 up to $25,000 with a term of 5, 10, or 15 years.

Participants in the financing programs remain eligible for other incentives offered by utilities or by NYSERDA, including  and the NYSERDA Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. For further information on this program, please consult the program website(s) or use the contact information provided below.

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