NextGen Buildings 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); 11/17/2020  (Round 5); 07/07/2022  (Round 6); 09/27/2023  (Round 7); 07/17/2024  (Round 8)


The NextGen Buildings 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.

In the eighth round of innovation challenges, $8 million of funding is available to encourage private investment and advance the next generation of buildings. The innovation challenges are focused on improving the performance and value propositions of innovations for New York’s buildings. These challenges identify attributes that drive innovation and challenge industry 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 products and services.

NYSERDA is seeking concept papers focusing on:
  • Intelligent Buildings – Solutions for residential and commercial buildings that connect and optimize across legacy and siloed energy systems to reduce the building’s peak electricity demand, utility costs, emissions, and impact on the grid while maintaining building operations and occupants’ desired comfort.
  • Thermal Storage – Solutions for residential and commercial buildings that integrate thermal storage with HVAC equipment to improve the overall HVAC system efficiency, enable participation in community thermal networks, reduce overall heating peak loads, and provide resiliency to building occupants.

NYSERDA will host an information webinar for interested organizations:


BEFORE YOU BID: NYSERDA requires contractors producing content intended to be published to the World Wide Web to adhere to NYSERDA's Accessibility Policy. This includes, but is not limited to, deliverables such as: documents (PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.), audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.), video (.mp4, .mpg, .avi, etc.), graphics (.jpg, .png, etc.), web pages (.html, .aspx, etc.), and other multimedia and streaming media content. For more information, see NYSERDA's Accessibility Requirements [PDF].

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