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Resources and Incentives for Residents

PathStone is a Community Based Organization for NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green NY Program in the Finger Lakes Area. Let them help you access a variety of energy saving programs. Discover what PathStone has to offer.

EmPower New YorkNYSERDA

EmPower New York provides energy saving services to both homeowners and renters. EmPower New York can help you lower your energy costs by replacing your old-style lighting, replacing your inefficient refrigerators and freezers, adding insulation to your home, and air sealing to help reduce drafts. Review this list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information on this valuable program.

Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

A variety of income tax credits are available to residential energy efficiency purchases. Tax credits are available for purchases made in 2015 and 2016. Find out about available tax credit programs on the Energy Star website.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

HEAP is a federally-funded program that helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their home. This program can also help with the repair or replacement of your furnace, boiler, or other heating components. Find out if you qualify by contacting the Ontario County Department of Social Services at 83 Seneca Street, Geneva or by calling 315-789-1767. Read this overview of the program to learn more about HEAP and how it may help you heat your home this winter.

Home Performance with Energy Star

A local expert in Home Performance with Energy Star Program can help you discover how to make your home more energy efficient. A certified contractor will talk to you about your home’s heating & cooling systems, review your energy bills, do a home evaluation, check for safety, and make recommendations for improvements. Want help financing these improvements? Review residential financing options here.

York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) – Residential Natural Gas Rebate Program

Install qualifying high-efficiency natural gas equipment, save money on operating costs, and qualify for rebates! Find out more about this and other energy efficiency rebates and incentives here.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The Ontario County Weatherization Program is administered through the Wayne County Action Program. Find out more here.


Resources and Incentives for Businesses

NYSERDA provides many resources to assist businesses in reducing their energy costs including:

Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) Program

  • Complete an energy study of your building to help identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy costs.

Multifamily Performance Program

  • A Multifamily Solutions Provider will work with you to evaluate building systems and customize a plan designed to deliver a minimum of 25% energy savings.

Small Business Energy Efficiency Program

  • NYSEG offers eligible small business free energy assessments and up to 70% of the cost of recommended equipment upgrades.