$18 Million Grants for Clean Commercial Buildings
New York State is offering $18 million in grants for projects to advance clean energy technologies in company buildings across New York State, according to Governor Kathy Hochul's office. The funding, administered through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will cover projects that "offer advanced building technologies for clean heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, building envelopes, and controls," the governor's press release stated.
"The NextGen Buildings Innovation Challenges is one of many tools that we are employing to identify and foster real solutions to decarbonize and electrify our economy as we continue to fight climate change," Governor Hochul said via the press release.
The funding is the seventh round of earmarks for projects that develop and commercialize technologies that manage energy assets and electrical loads that will further enable decarbonization and electrification, including the support for technologies such as ground source heat pumps, cutting-edge geothermal technologies, and novel building envelope solutions, in addition to the new focus area of intelligent building control solutions.