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Community Retrofit NYC is a program for owners and operators of small- and mid-size privately owned buildings who want to increase the value and sustainability of their properties with energy and water upgrades, and building staff trainings.

This program offers assistance at no cost to help with energy and water retrofit processes for private buildings that are:

  • Multifamily buildings that have between 5 and 50 units and less than 50,000 square feet, AND
    • Located within Central Brooklyn Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, or 18, OR
    • Located within Southern Queens Community Districts 9 and 10

The program offers advisory services to complete energy and water upgrades in buildings, which include connections to financing and incentives that are available to help cover costs.

1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-family properties are not eligible for this program. However, Community Retrofit can refer building owners to available resources for 1-4 family homes.

Learn more about Community Retrofit NYC.

If you are an owner of a 1-4 family house or building and are interested in how to save energy in your home, you can get money saving tips online at GreeNYC.

Cost of the Program

This program is a free resource for eligible building managers and owners. 

There are many incentives and rebates available to help cover the cost of energy and water upgrades or retrofits. Although the program does not provide funding directly, it can help you connect with the appropriate resources.

Solar Installation Projects

This program can help eligible property owners with resources to assist with solar installation. If you do not qualify, you can get information from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Visit the NYSERDA's website.