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Establishment of Sustainable Energy Loan Program

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DOF

Comment by date: December 2, 2020

Rule Full Text
DOF_Proposed_sustainable-energy-loan-program.pdf

The Department of Finance is proposing rules which establish the Sustainable Energy Loan Program to assist property owners in making energy efficiency improvements and installing renewable energy systems that save energy and reduce utility costs.

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November 30, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm EST

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Online comments: 4

  • David H Floyd

    Please provide information about the loan program

    Comment added October 28, 2020 3:56pm
  • Margaret Logan

    Chapter 58 states: “The procedures required for receiving certification to perform an Energy System Feasibility Study are set forth in the Program Guidelines.” Where do we find the PROGRAM GUIDELINES?

    Comment added October 29, 2020 11:39am
  • David Sivin

    The current rules allude to Article 5-L of the General Municipal Law, which outlines eligibility criteria for those carrying out Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies. In 5-L, feasibility studies for solar PV systems that can generate 25 kW or less can be carried out via NREL’s PVWatts calculator. It says that NYSERDA’s approval of such program includes a review of the entity using PVWatts and carrying out the calculation. What pre-qualifications exist to carry out these 25kW-or-less studies? Can it be a Certified Energy Manager (CE), Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA), etc.? Energy Auditors (who meet eligibility requirements under 5-L) would find much benefit in being able to carry out these studies themselves and lump them within the total Energy Audit report recommendations.

    Comment attachment
    Commercial-PACE-Guidance-2.pdf
    Comment added November 16, 2020 4:02pm
  • Margaret Logan, Armstrong Fluid Technology

    Current rule: “Energy Efficiency Improvement” means any renovation or retrofitting of a building to reduce energy consumption, such as window and door replacement, lighting, caulking, weatherstripping, air sealing, insulation, and heating and cooling system upgrades, and similar improvements, determined to be cost-effective pursuant to criteria established by the Authority.

    Proposed Edit:

    “Energy Efficiency Improvement” means any renovation or retrofitting of a building to reduce energy consumption, such as window and door replacement, lighting upgrades, caulking, weatherstripping, air sealing, insulation, high efficiency HVAC (Heating, ventilation, Air Conditioning) upgrades, energy-efficient plumbing upgrades (including smart pumps), and associated automation and optimization, and similar improvements, determined to be cost-effective pursuant to criteria established by the Authority.

    Comment added November 26, 2020 4:13pm

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