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Commercial Tenant Program

Program Name: Commercial Tenant Program
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA (State)
Program Type:          Rebates/Incentives; Information Sharing/Technical Support
Technology:               Energy Efficiency/Demand Response
Fuel:               Fuel Neutral
Eligibility:                        Leased commercial buildings that pay into the Systems Benefit Charge
Cost:                        Application Based


As of 2022, NYSERDA is no longer accepting applications for the Commercial Tenant Program, as all funding has been used. 

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This program provided incentives to landlords and tenants interested in incorporating energy efficiency technology in leased commercial spaces.  The program covered up to 100% of professional service fees of eligible consultants retained by a landlord or tenant to offer technical assistance in incorporating energy efficiency measures for leased commercial spaces.

Prior Eligibility

  • Open to landlords and tenants that owned, operated, or occupied leased spaces.
  • Eligible spaces needed to be leased or vacant pending lease and located in a commercial building that paid into the New York State System Benefits Charge.
  • Tenants who occupied entire buildings and controlled base building systems were not eligible.