P-12 Schools - Green & Clean Energy Solutions (PON 4157)

Due Date:  Continuous


The P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions Program is available to provide funding for eligible Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (P-12) schools to reduce school energy loads and assist in the conversion to carbon free fuels.

Complimentary Services
Clean Heating and Cooling Technology Screenings
Schools will receive a free clean heating and cooling technology screening to evaluate the installation of ground source heat pumps (GSHP), air source heat pumps (ASHP), and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. These screenings will help schools make intelligent, fact-based decisions on if, how, and where to take next steps to pursue GSHP, ASHP, and VRF investments.

Schools will be registered to receive free benchmarking through NYSERDA’s P-12 Schools Initiative Benchmarking Program (PON 3908). Benchmarking allows schools to gain positive public recognition for the impact of their clean energy projects by measuring energy and cost savings from implemented projects, including projects through the Green & Clean Energy Solutions Program. Participating schools can also receive an optional Operational Assessment which provides building-specific energy and cost-saving recommendations.

NYSERDA will provide a cost-share up to 75% for Energy Studies and Clean Heating and Cooling and Net Zero Design projects.  Schools categorized as High-Need may receive up to 100% of the cost. Cost-sharing for each of these efforts is capped at $250,000 per project.
Direct Incentives
 A list of pre-qualified Direct Incentives is available on NYSERDA’s P-12 website. NYSERDA will provide Direct Incentives for energy savings associated with installed projects that result in an energy load reduction. Projects may include, but are not limited to, eligible building envelope, controls, and operation and maintenance projects. Custom incentives may be available. Projects eligible for existing utility incentives are ineligible.
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