New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications from firms to become approved Primary Energy Consultants serving projects in NYSERDA’s New Construction Initiatives. NYSERDA seeks firms capable of delivering energy modeling and analysis, building commissioning, advanced building facilitation and project mentorship, third-party Quality Assurance, Measurement and Verification, and Smart Building services to significantly increase the performance of buildings and their energy systems to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Primary Energy Consultants will deliver these services to building owners, developers, and leaseholders.
Primary Energy Consultants approved via this solicitation will be eligible to provide services under NYSERDA New Construction Initiatives, including the standard incentive programs, competitive award programs, and portfolio support programs. Some programs may require specific service category approvals for a Primary Energy Consultant to serve applicants in those programs. In addition, firms approved for the Energy Modeling Service category will be considered eligible modeling entities under PON3308: Commercial Tenant Program. Future Initiatives that require similar technical support services may be added to this solicitation, in alignment with NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Fund Investment Plans.
Firms will be required to demonstrate relevant staff credentials, experience on at least three previous projects in which the applicant has provided energy consulting services, and evidence that the applicant has achieved above-code energy performance on at least one project since 2009. Applicants may indicate their interest in providing one or more services as a Primary Energy Consultant. Specific service categories may have additional requirements for approval. Upon request, firms qualified under RFQ 3691 as Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) System Providers may also be listed on NYSERDA’s website under this solicitation as Smart Buildings service providers.