Commercial Program

 The Energize NY Commercial Program helps commercial properties make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings. We can help property owners identify incentive programs, find reliable and certified contractors and engineering firms, access low-cost, long-term financing and develop a plan for measurement and verification of energy savings after the upgrades are complete.

 Our goal is to scale the demand for energy improvements through establishing energy upgrades as a social norm in local NY State communities. As municipalities join the Energy Improvement Corporation  our service area continues to expand. If your municipality is a member, we can work with you to help you upgrade your commercial properties. If you don’t see your municipality on the list, please give us a call and we can work with you to get your municipality signed up!

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Making energy efficiency or renewable energy upgrades to buildings benefits the property owner, municipality, environment, and greater community. 

Building Owners will see an increase to the value of buildings, while seeing decreased utility bills. This translates to money staying in the building owners pocket, rather than being spent on unnecessary foreign oil or other utility costs. If a building has tenants, they will notice an increased level of comfort from efficient heating and cooling systems. Eligible building types and measures.

Municipalities understand that energy efficiency upgrades to commercial properties within the community drives economic development, which results in community stakeholders having increased dollars that can be reinvested into the local economy. Energy efficiency upgrades also drive workforce development, as the demand for a skilled green-collar workforce increases the level of building professionals in the region. An improved building stock with low utility costs also attracts employers to the area. Most NY State municipalities have a sustainability action plan in place, and the goals of Energize NY directly align with helping municipalities meet their sustainability goals.

Contractors and Service Providers  are able to achieve deeper, more comprehensive energy retrofits using Energize NY Finance which increases profits to your company, as well as energy saving to your clients. Renewable energy measures that were once economically unreachable, can now become feasible for more property owners. You can bring fully financed options to your clients, and rest easy knowing the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will conduct third party oversight for all projects.

The environment benefits enormously when buildings make energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. There are less emissions and decreased pollution in the area, as well as less dependence on foreign energy imports.

Typical Energy Efficiency and Renewable Upgrades

Energy Efficiency:

  • Boilers and controls
  • Chillers and controls
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Lighting
  • Oil to Gas conversions
  • Pumps
  • Windows


Renewable Energy:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Geothermal
  • Wind Turbines


Demand Management:

  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Battery Storage
  • Thermal Storage
  • Fuel Cells

Energize NY PACE Finance 

Energize NY Finance is an innovative product to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades in commercial properties. Energize NY Finance leverages the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) structure to provide access to capital, extended loan terms, transferability and other benefits. Learn more here.

Case Studies

Read the details of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in a variety of building types.