NextGen HVAC Innovation Challenges (PON 3519)

Due Date:  08/03/2017  (Round 1); 04/26/2018  (Round 2); 01/17/2019  (Round 3); 12/12/2019  (Round 4)


The NextGen HVAC funding opportunity will help develop energy efficient building technologies and new business models for New York’s building industry, in order to tackle emissions from New York’s building stock. This funding opportunity focuses on cutting edge HVAC systems.

Over 2017 to 2019, a total of $15 million has been made available for four rounds of innovation challenges to encourage private investment and advance the next generation of HVAC systems for buildings. The innovation challenges are focused on improving the performance and value propositions of current and next generation HVAC innovations for New York’s buildings. These innovation challenges identify attributes that drive HVAC innovation and challenge the innovation/entrepreneur community to develop systems that deliver on those attributes, help establish credibility of new companies and products through engagement and involvement of influential buildings sector stakeholders, and drive market entry through identification and leveraging of existing channels to market for HVAC products and services.
In the final of four rounds of innovation challenges, NYSERDA is seeking concept papers focusing on:
  • Advanced solutions for heat pumps,
  • Improvements to thermal distribution systems,
  • The development and implementation of an “Energy Pod” for deep-energy retrofits, and
  • Technology transfer of out-of-state technologies into New York.
NYSERDA will review and select concept paper submissions through a competitive process. The most promising will receive a request to submit a full proposal.

Informational Webinar:
NYSERDA is hosting a webinar for potential proposers of Concept Papers on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 10:00 AM, EST. Please click here to join the online event. Pre-registration is not required. Access code: 664 129 381. Event password: HVAC2019. If you would like to join the conference via audio only: +1-415-655-0001 Access code: 664 129 381.



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