10 Jun '14, 10am

New York State Promotes High-Performance Houses

New York State Promotes High-Performance Houses

Builders in New York State are now eligible for incentive grants of as much as $8,000 for building net-zero energy Producing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. houses, according to an announcement by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). There are three tiers of cash awards, ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 per building, depending on how well the building performs and how much energy it can potentially save. For example, Tier 1 payouts of $2,000 are for houses that meet requirements of Energy Star Labeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to r...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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