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Issue Date: 09/17/2020 Contract Number: PON 4423

Remote/Virtual Energy Audit Challenge


Description:

Description of goods to services to be bid:

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking applications from home improvement and energy efficiency contractors (Category 1) and project proposals from developers of software tools and service providers (Category2) to assist in developing approaches for remote and virtual residential energy audits that stimulate market activity and improve consumer engagement.

If changes are made to this solicitation notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s website at:
www.nyserda.ny.gov/funding-opportunities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is administering the Remote/Virtual Energy Audit Challenge to support the residential energy efficiency industry as the economy reopens and our state builds back better following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent NY PAUSE order. NYSERDA seeks to partner with the home improvement and energy efficiency industry as well as developers of software tools and service providers to assist in developing viable approaches for remote and virtual residential energy audits that stimulate market activity and improve consumer engagement. As our economy reopens and business resumes, ensuring social distancing and adhering to public safety restrictions is paramount as we simultaneously work toward our residential energy efficiency and carbon emissions reduction goals.

Through this initiative, NYSERDA will support the development of safer work practices in the post-COVID-19 era by funding the deployment and testing of remote-access and no-touch energy auditing strategies in the market in two categories. Under Category 1 qualified partners will develop and test remote energy audit strategies with 1-4 unit residential customers of all income levels in New York State. NYSERDA will provide development grants up to $25,000 to support partners in establishing remote audit capabilities and training staff to provide those audits. In addition, participating partners will be paid the standard in-field energy audit rate for the program in which the customer is participating for each documented remote energy audit completed through December 31, 2020.
Remote energy audits may be completed through any of NYSERDA’s existing residential existing homes programs including:
• Residential Energy Audits
• Assisted Home Performance w/ ENERGY STAR®
• Empower NY
• Comfort Home
Applications to participate in the Remote/Virtual Energy Audit Challenge will be accepted on an open enrollment basis beginning September 1st, 2020 and ending October 8th, 2020, or when the funding pool has been exhausted, whichever comes first.

Under Category 2 NYSERDA expects to fund multiple projects through a competitive selection process offering up to $200,000 to software tool developers and service providers offering products and services that can support the rapid deployment of remote and virtual residential energy audits and stimulate market uptake of home energy improvements. The deadline for Category 2 proposals is October 8th, 2020.

Due Date: 11/09/2020 3:00 PM

Contract Term: until 12/31/20

Location: New York State

Ad Type: General


Technical contact:     NYSERDA


Bill Keating
Project Manager
17 Columbia Cr.
Albany, NY 12203
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3089
Fax: 518-862-1091
bill.keating@nyserda.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     NYSERDA
Single Family Residential

Bill Keating
Project Manager
17 Columbia Cr.
Albany, NY 12203
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3089
Fax: 518-862-1091
bill.keating@nyserda.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
Albany
Elsyda Sheldon
Assistant Contract Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3232
Fax: 518-862-1091
elsydasolicitation@nyserda.ny.gov
Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
Albany
Jillina Baxter
Office Manager
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3418
Fax: 518-862-1091
jillina.baxter@nyserda.ny.gov