Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program

Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program

The Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (AMEEP) is a combined effort of the Joint Utilities of New York—a coalition of  energy companies operating across the state, including NYSEG, RG&E, Con Edison, Orange & Rockland, Central Hudson, National Grid, National Fuel Gas, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). AMEEP offers incentives for the installation of energy efficient equipment and technology to help reduce overall energy use in affordable multifamily buildings of five or more units.

What We Offer

  • Free Energy assessments: Incentives up to $1,200 per unit are available for whole-building retrofits across multiple building systems such as insulation, lighting, heating, and cooling. Incentives are applied based on a system of accumulated points.
  • Free installation in dwelling units of quick, easy measures such as LED lights, low flow showerheads, programmable and WiFi thermostats, and faucet aerators.
  • Incentives for smaller projects are determined by the equipment installed and/or energy savings.

Learn how Pathstone Corporation worked with us to earn over $100,000 in incentives by installing energy efficient building measures.

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Energy assessments are conducted by an energy consultant before the Comprehensive project begins to help identify energy efficiency opportunities and determine an initial scope of your project.  NYSERDA has a list of energy consultants on their website. The Financial Assistance program covers up to 75% of the costs associated with these assessments.

If a building has recently gone through an energy assessment, they may be exempt from this requirement. Examples of eligible assessments include ASHRAE Level I, ASHRAE Level II, or an Integrated Physical Needs Assessment (IPNA).

Are you interested in becoming an eligible energy consultant? Learn more to become a NYSERDA Multifamily Building Solutions Provider or a NYSERDA FlexTech Consultant.

The Comprehensive Pathway provides whole-building retrofits across  multiple building systems such as insulation, lighting, heating, and cooling. These types of projects provide more significant efficiency upgrades and greater incentives. An energy audit is required for these projects. Incentives are applied based on a system of accumulated  points. Incentives up to $1,200 per dwelling unit are available. View our Comprehensive Incentive Structure for details.

Download our Fact Sheet (Hoja informativa) to learn more about our incentive structure.

The Non-Comprehensive Pathway is smaller-scaled projects that do not require technical assistance. Incentives for projects based on the non-comprehensive pathway are determined by the equipment installed and/or energy savings. We also offer free installation in dwelling units of quick, easy measures such as LED lights, low flow showerheads, and faucet aerators.

Download our Fact Sheet (Hoja informativa) to learn more about our incentive structure.

Owners, agents, or property managers with affordable multifamily buildings that include five or more residential units may be eligible to participate. If the building you own or manage is designated as affordable housing, you may qualify for energy efficient retrofits that can help reduce energy costs. Affordable multifamily housing is defined as buildings that have regulatory agreements with a housing agency or in which at least 25% of the units are, or are expected to be, occupied by households earning not more than 80% of the Area Median Income or State Median Income, whichever is greater. Supporting documentation must be provided to participate. View the full list of accepted documentation.

For detailed information, refer to our program guidelines for overall program rules and specific requirements.

If you’re ready to pursue an eligible project, submit an application to MFEnergySavings@RISEEngineering.com.

Questions? Email MFEnergySavings@RISEEngineering.com or call 800.444.5668.

If you have questions or need additional information, please submit an interest form to be contacted by an implementation contractor before submitting your application.

Note: If this property doesn’t qualify as affordable housing, you may be eligible for our Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program.

Contractors are an essential part of this program and are encouraged to join our list of Participating Contractors. Participating Contractors in good standing may be allowed to  accept incentive payments on behalf of the customer.

To become eligible as a Participating Contractor, complete a Participating Contractor application and follow the instructions to submit to the utility in your service area. For  additional information, view our Participating Contractor Agreement.

Comprehensive Pathway
Step 1 1. Check eligibility
2. Submit an initial application
Step 2 3. Choose an energy provider to support the development of the scope of work
4. Energy provider works with the owner to develop the scope of work
Step 3 5. Finalize the scope of work
6. Receive a preliminary incentive offer letter
7. Design new systems, hire contractors and submit cut sheets  
Step 4 8. Pre-construction inspection
9. Receive a notice to proceed
10. Install equipment
11. Receive mid-project incentive payment (optional)  
Step 5         12. Submit completion paperwork
13. Post inspection and final engineering review
14. Receive incentive payment
Non-Comprehensive Pathway
Step 1 1. Check eligibility
2. Choose a contractor
3. Submit application package
Step 2 4. Pre-inspection and initial engineering review
5. Receive a notice to proceed / Preliminary offer letter
6. Install equipment
Step 3     7. Submit completion paperwork
8. Post inspection and final engineering review
9. Receive incentive payment

Affordable Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program Contact Information

Need more information?

For more information, please email MFEnergySavings@RISEEngineering.com or call 800.444.5668.

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