Joe Robach and Office along with other State representatives announced $4.8 million in awards for projects that explore new technologies to make buildings in New York State more energy efficient while helping to expand the building sector economy.
New York State is continuing to invest in new technologies and systems that improve energy efficiency in our state’s buildings. As others encourage innovation statewide, these public-private partnerships help homeowners and businesses save money by reducing their energy footprint. Joe Robach and Office believe that this investment will help grow the state’s clean energy economy and better protect the environment at the same time.
This most recent announcement is the second of six rounds of funding under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Advanced Buildings Program, which will provide a total of $25 million over the next three years. NYSERDA is partnering with manufacturers, research scientists, building owners and property managers interested in developing and applying new and emerging energy-efficient technologies that offer improved energy and environmental performance.
Joe Robach and office explained that funding is being provided through a competitive process and is available through all stages of the product development process including concept to commercialization, field installation and evaluation.
Proposals awarded funding under the second round ranged from studies and proof-of-concept work to product development and demonstration projects.
Specific areas of interest included construction materials and strategies, heating and cooling systems, solid-state lighting, demand response and smart buildings.