ALBANY, NEW YORK — The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced that significantly higher incentives are now available through its Low-Rise Residential New Construction Program to encourage construction of highly energy-efficient homes. NYSERDA will, for the first time, offer incentives for homes designed to achieve net zero energy performance.
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Incentives of between $2,000 and $8,000 per-dwelling-unit are now available to builders, offered in three performance tiers. Authority President/CEO John Rhodes says builders have shown that net zero can work. Qualifying technologies include solar thermal and high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps.