A state energy-efficiency grant program for builders of new homes has been revived with more than $14 million in funding, and home builders in "eligible territories of Long Island" may participate, according to an announcement Tuesday by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority..
The agency, known as NYSERDA, did not specify which areas of Long Island are eligible.
"NYSERDA today relaunched the New York Energy Star Homes program, making available $14.5 million in incentives for building new homes that are significantly more energy-efficient than required under the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code," the public benefit corporation said.
Incentives for home builders will be available through the end of the year.
The program is for newly built homes, "including single family houses, 2- to 4-unit residences, townhomes or patio homes, and low-rise, multiunit residential buildings for uses such as senior or family housing, assisted living residences, apartment-style student housing" and other structures, NYSERDA said.
"Incentives for builders are $1,250 for homes upstate and $1,500 for homes in the five counties of New York City, Westchester County and eligible territories of Long Island," the agency said.
Photo shows an Energy Star-rated house in Plainview.
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