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NY Makes New Funding Available for Buildings of Excellence


$10 million in funding is now available under Round Four of the $58 million Buildings of Excellence Competition, which aims to advance zero-carbon multifamily buildings in New York. This round provides financial awards and recognition for the design and construction of resilient, climate-friendly buildings that are healthier for residents.

The Buildings of Excellence Competition is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and with today’s announcement, proposals are being accepted for early-stage design projects from developers and their design teams that integrate carbon neutral features into pre-schematic and schematic design phases, and lead to the cost-effective construction and completion of exemplary multi-family buildings. In an expansion from previous years, Round Four of the competition will be open to applicants across New York State.

“New York is fully committed to fighting climate change on all fronts, and we are providing the necessary support to create energy-efficient multifamily homes through the continuation of the Buildings of Excellence Competition,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “This unique competition is driving real change within our buildings sector, creating low-carbon structures in communities across New York that will lead to a stronger and healthier state for all.”

Proposals to the Competition’s solicitation for demonstration projects will be accepted through September 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Applications to secure Early Design Support will be accepted continuously through June 28, 2024, at 3:00 PM. For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit NYSERDA’s website. NYSERDA will also hold an informational webinar on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM. Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions to the presenters in advance or during the webinar and should complete this form to receive an invitation for the listed session and to be notified of additional informational webinars that may be scheduled.

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