Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program

Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program

Our Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program offers no-cost energy assessments and low to no cost equipment upgrades in apartment and condominium complexes. We're here to provide the expert guidance you need to ensure a safe, healthy and cost-effective living environment.


WHAT WE OFFER

  • FREE energy assessment to assess energy usage and identify opportunities to increase efficiency
  • FREE installation of in-unit LED screw-in lighting
  • FREE installation of low-flow showerheads, aerators and water heater pipe wrap in dwelling units where water is heated by electricity or natural gas
  • FREE installation of programmable setback thermostats 
  • 70% incentive of interior and exterior common area hard wired lighting replacement
  • 70% incentive for installation of occupancy sensors
  • Incentives for installation of air sealing and insulation for electric and heat heated buildings (incentives based on energy savings)

In addition, our partner RISE Engineering, offers the assurance of expert installation and the convenience of comprehensive service.

Please note: The Multifamily Energy Efficiency program has a network of vetted and qualified installers and energy specialists who will perform the installation of the contracted measures. 

*All measures must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for rebates.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Property owners/Managers of Multifamily buildings with 5+ units and an active RG&E electricity and/or natural gas service.

  • High or Low-rise Multifamily buildings (5 or more units under 1 roof)
  • On or Off-Campus Greek Life Student Housing
  • Townhomes
  • Condominiums

Property owners and agents who do not see your building type listed or have additional questions may call 800.444.5668 to determine if their buildings are eligible for a free energy assessment. 
  
Residents who live in multifamily residences are encouraged to let their landlord or property manager know about the multifamily energy savings opportunities offered by RG&E.


BUILDING VALUE, LOWERING COSTS

There’s no better way to increase the value and appeal of your building than with energy-efficient upgrades and valuable incentives that will help lower your energy bills and provide a more comfortable environment for your tenants.

  • Lower energy bills for building owners 
  • Lower energy bills for residents
  • Decreased maintenance
  • Increased resident comfort and satisfaction
  • Improved building appearance
  • Increased safety

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

If you’re ready to pursue an eligible project, please apply online, call 800.444.5668 or send an email to MFEnergySavings@RISEEngineering.com.


 

Asset Publisher

Any RG&E electricity and/or natural gas customer who is either:

  • A homeowner’s association representative for a condominium complex, or a landlord/owner of an eligible multi-family building with five or more units per building.

    Both building owners/agents and residents can benefit from the program; however, residents and condominium owners cannot directly apply.

Yes. RG&E delivery customers are eligible as long as they have an active electricity and/or natural gas account and fit the building criteria.

Eligible customers and building owners can receive:

  • FREE energy assessment to assess energy usage and identify opportunities to increase efficiency
  • FREE installation of in-unit LED screw-in lighting
  • FREE installation of low-flow showerheads, aerators and water heater pipe wrap in dwelling units where water is heated by electricity or natural gas
  • FREE installation of programmable setback thermostats 
  • 70% incentive of interior and exterior common area hard wired lighting replacement
  • 70% incentive for installation of occupancy sensors
  • Incentives for installation of air sealing and insulation for electric and heat heated buildings (incentives based on energy savings)

If you’re ready to pursue an eligible project, please call 800.444.5668 or send an email to MFEnergySavings@RISEEngineering.com.

Our Multifamily Energy Efficiency program is being administered by our Program Partner. Program Staff coming onto the property for the initial assessment will have badges identifying them as RG&E contractors. Once a scope of work is decided upon, Program Staff will inform the property which licensed Installer will be onsite to complete the installation. Only contractors that have been vetted and approved to participate in our program will be on the property.

Customer satisfaction is a top priority.  These programs provide multiple benefits to customers some of which are increased safety, reduced maintenance costs and lower utility bills. In addition, New York State strongly supports clean energy and combating climate change. We understand that this presents opportunities for our customers and recognize the important role our customers play towards this effort. Finally, providing safe, reliable service especially during times of peak demand is something we strive for. It is both costly and difficult to meet customer demand at its peak, for example, a hot summer afternoon when most buildings are running air conditioners, or on bitter cold and windy winter days when customers are running their heating systems. Educating and helping our customers to improve the efficiency of their homes is not only a great way to manage high demand, it will also help keep energy costs low.

Please visit Using Energy Wisely. There, you can take a room-by-room assessment of your energy use with our Energy-Wise Checklist and see how well you’re managing your energy use by taking our Energy IQ test. Our Home Energy Use Guide will tell how much energy your current appliances require.

You can also visit nyserda.ny.gov for information that helps homeowners and renters reduce their energy costs.

In addition to reviewing and adhering to New York State Safe Return to Work guidelines, our Program Partner has a COVID task force that is regularly monitoring the evolving situation to ensure employees and customers are safe. Installation staff undergo a daily health check, sanitize their shoes, wear masks and gloves, and disinfect all surfaces and objects touched during the visit. Upon leaving, all packaging materials or old equipment are removed. Please call 800.444.5668 to discuss any questions you may have before work starts in your building.

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