|Buildings of Excellence Competition- Early Stage Design Support
|Rebate/Incentives; Information Sharing/ Technical Support
|Alternative Energy Generation/ Renewables; Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response
|Electricity; Fuel Neutral
|Qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction, adaptive reuse, and gut rehabilitation multifamily projects
|Project costs in addition to the per-project cap of $100,000
The Buildings of Excellence (BOE) Competition recognizes and compensates the design, construction, and operation of clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready multifamily buildings with monetary rewards. The program’s open Early Design Support Request for Proposal (“Early Design Support RFP”) seeks Proposals for qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction, adaptive reuse, and gut rehabilitation multifamily-projects.
The BOE Competition’s Early Design Support RFP seeks qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction, adaptive reuse, and gut rehabilitation multifamily projects that will reduce GHG emissions, promote resilience, and ultimately achieve carbon-neutrality.
Eligible buildings must be designed to achieve carbon neutral-ready performance while being beautiful, clean, resilient, and functional, and able to provide healthy, safe, and comfortable living spaces for their occupants.
How the Program Works
Through the Early Design Support RFP, NYSERDA will consider funding qualified design firms with early-stage design projects that intend to serve the multifamily market sector, with a focus on mid- to high-rise (8 stories or greater in height) multifamily buildings and for projects that involve the adaptive re-use of commercial office or retail space to provide multifamily housing. Through this Early Design Support RFP, selected design Partners are eligible to receive up to $1.50/square foot in direct funding, up to a per project-cap of $100,000, for early-stage clean, resilient, and carbon neutral-ready design support, as well as support for initiatives focused on broad marketing and public awareness.
How to Apply
If you have specific questions about the competition, contact NewConstructionProgram@nyserda.ny.gov.
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