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Issue Date: 03/25/2019 Contract Number: PON 4026

RetrofitNY Gap Funding for High-Performance Retrofit Projects (Upstate NY)


Description:

Description of goods to services to be bid:

Through this PON, NYSERDA will provide project funding for up to three building owners whose respective buildings have had high-performance retrofit solutions designed for them under NYSERDA’s RFP 3750, are located outside the five boroughs of New York City and are not more than two-stories high. The high-performance solutions must demonstrate promise for approaching or achieving net zero energy performance, be scalable, improve residents’ quality of life and be installed with minimal disruption to residents.

This solicitation will provide limited project gap funding to produce and install such prototype retrofit solutions in instances where (a) the cost of the retrofit solution exceeds available project financing and (b) that additional cost cannot be fully underwritten by the energy and operational savings produced by that retrofit solution. The goal of funding such projects is to demonstrate the efficacy of the retrofit solutions and lay the foundation for such solutions to be developed at large scale, significantly reducing their costs thereby and ultimately making the process self-financing and self-sustaining.

Funds will be allocated proportionate to demonstrated project need as determined by program staff up to a total project amount equivalent to $30,000 per dwelling unit. Projects may be eligible for up to an additional $10,000 per dwelling unit if they employ a high-performance prefabricated panel system for their envelope treatment or an innovative integration of mechanical systems.

Applications will be reviewed by NYSERDA program staff for up to 18 months from the PON release date or until three projects have been awarded or all funds allocated.

 

Eligibility/Qualifications Requirements/Preferences:

Prior to NYSERDA gap funding being released, the following requirements must be satisfied:
• Applicant is the legal building owner for one of the three projects awarded under RetrofitNY RFP 3750 which is located outside the five boroughs of New York City and is a low-rise structure not more than 2-stories in height
• Applicant confirms that following completion of renovation, the building will still qualify as affordable housing as defined in RFP 3750 for a period commensurate with regulatory agreements executed with affordable housing agencies, and that capital improvements funded by NYSERDA’s incentives under this PON will not result in rent increases
• The total final project budget for the Retrofit Solution requires gap funding based on financing/funding sources currently available after completing the template provided by NYSERDA
• Applicant has applied to lenders in an attempt to underwrite potential savings
• Applicant has submitted a written commitment to abide by a construction schedule that demonstrates the Retrofit Solution will be installed within a reasonable period of time and not in excess of 24 months from qualification of applications. If more time is required due to particular project requirements, this must be approved by NYSERDA.
• Applicant has signed a Data Release Authorization Forms (DRAF) permitting NYSERDA to collect utility data for a period of occupancy up to 10 years, and committed in writing to allow NYSERDA or its agents to perform Measurement and Verification on the buildings for up to ten years after completion of Retrofit Solution installation and to use the data accrued as NYSERDA sees fit
• If other than a master metered building for either gas or electric use, at least two-thirds of residents have signed Data Release Authorization Forms (DRAFs) permitting NYSERDA to collect utility data for a period of occupancy up to 10 years
• Applicant and applicant’s financing partners have agreed in writing to proceed with work once NYSERDA funds are committed to the project
• Applicant and applicant’s financing partners have agreed in writing to include NYSERDA in the requisition process required by applicant’s lenders and to provide regular project reporting to demonstrate project status, allocation of funds, any change orders (adds or deducts), cost or time overruns or underruns consistent with that provided to the project’s other lenders
• Applicant has provided written permission for NYSERDA to study, promote, publish, and generally distribute information about the project publicly for at least ten years and will make it a requirement of any sale agreement transferring control of ownership that new owner abides by this agreement
• Applicant has provided an executed contract to procure the Retrofit Solution from the Solution Provider Team that designed and developed that solution under RFP 3750, or received written approval from NYSERDA for any requested changes to the Solution Provider Team members
• Applicant has provided final construction documents that incorporate the Retrofit Solution as designed under RFP 3750 or received written approval from NYSERDA for any requested changes to the Retrofit Solution, and a construction schedule detailing dates for the procurement, production and installation of the Retrofit Solution
• Applicant has provided a persuasive resident management plan that suggests the likely acceptance by the residents of the Retrofit Solution and that includes a Building Operations and Maintenance Manual and Plan, a Resident Manual that explains the intent, benefits, use and maintenance of the building’s high performance energy features and practices, and ongoing training of residents in systems’ operation and best practices
• Applicant has provided a persuasive maintenance plan to ensure successful operation and maintenance of all systems long term and that includes initial and ongoing training of maintenance personnel in systems’ operation and best practices as well as all available maintenance agreements, warranties and commitments by systems’ manufacturers and solution providers
• Applicant has provided a variance or a letter of intent to issue such variance from the relevant agency for any aspect of the Retrofit Solution that does not conform with applicable building codes or other codes

In addition, prior to an Incentive Letter being awarded and funds being released, NYSERDA must have received and approved from the Solution Provider Team the Retrofit Solution final report and deliverables as defined under RPF 3750 in a format ready for publication as open source documents with the team agreeing in writing to release of all materials for open source publication. The retrofit solution design must:

• utilize heat pump-based technology for space heating and cooling
• utilize energy or heat recovery ventilation technology
• demonstrate it will not exceed a site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 27 kBtu/ft²/year and an air tightness of 2.0 ACH50

Due Date: 12/31/2021 3:00 PM

Contract Term: One year

Location: New York State

Ad Type: General


Technical contact:     NYSERDA
Multifamily Residential
New York City
Christopher Mahase
Senior Project Manager
1359 Broadway
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10018-6815
United States
Ph: 212-971-5342 ext.3534
Fax: 518-862-1091
christopher.mahase@nyserda.ny.gov

Primary Contact:     NYSERDA
Multifamily Residential
New York City
Saul Brown
Project Manager
1359 Broadway
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10018-6815
United States
Ph: 212-971-5342 ext.3028
Fax: 518-862-1091
saul.brown@nyserda.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     NYSERDA
Contract Management
NYSERDA
Tara Mae Tobler
Temporary Employee
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
United States
Ph: 518-862-1090 ext.3444
Fax:
taramae.tobler@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