Resources

NYSERDA and the NYS Electric Utilities have compiled a wide variety of resources to assist the NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractor Network. The clean heating and cooling solutions offered through NYS Clean Heat will help residents, small businesses, and commercial and multifamily building owners reduce their energy usage and cost.

Working Group Series

The NYS Clean Heat Working Group Series for Participating Contractors & Industry Partners is a regular meeting series for contractors and industry partners affiliated with NYS Clean Heat to join program representatives in addressing questions, program improvements, and other topics related to the Program.

Stakeholders are invited to submit program-related questions and feedback at any time to a centralized email inbox at NYSCleanHeat@ceadvisors.com. Inquiries will be brought to the appropriate utilities and implementation contractors or compiled for discussion at the next Working Group Series meeting. If you would like to propose a topic for discussion at the next meeting, please submit it through this inbox at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

For project-specific inquiries, please reach out to NYSCleanHeat@icf.com or 844-212-7823. This is different from the email inbox above, which is for program-related inquiries.

Next Meeting(s):

  • Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Field Assessment Webinar | Meeting Link (Registration is required in advance)
  • Thursday, August 12th, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | General Working Group | Meeting Link (Registration is required in advance)

Note: Webex will be used to host the meetings. For more information on using Webex, click here.

Resources from past meetings:

General Reference

July 15, 2021

June 10, 2021

May 13, 2021

Training and Workforce Development

Training resources and opportunities will be added to this section as they become available.

Assistance from NYSERDA is available for helping to develop and retain a workforce to perform jobs in the heat pump market.

Green Jobs — Green NY (GJGNY) Financing

The ability to provide access to GJGNY Loans Funds, administered by NYSERDA, for customers to finance heat pump installations is reserved exclusively for Participating Contractors.

Visit NYSERDA’s website for information on becoming a GJGNY loan-offering contractor.

Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)

  • Project Completion Form — National Grid (PDF)
  • International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) – Residential and Light Commercial Design and Installation Manual — this manual is the latest and most comprehensive textbook available for the design and installation of residential and light commercial GSHP systems. Numerous illustrations, charts, diagrams, and tables support and expand the informative text. The manual is available for purchase on the IGSHPA website.
  • ENERGY STAR Specification and Product Finder — utility incentives require the installation of models that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. The ENERGY STAR website offers a searchable database for finding and comparing products.
  • Best Practices Guide — NYSERDA’s best practice guide recommends methods and steps to implement energy-efficient, cost-effective, and reliable geothermal heating and cooling systems.
  • Setback Requirements — projects must meet all setback requirements by the local jurisdiction having authority or those requirements specified in the ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 Series-16 Standard—whichever is stricter.
  • Large Project Completion Form — an example of the type of attestment form required at the completion of each large GSHP project that is completed by both the participating contractor and customer; this form will be updated for the NYS Clean Heat Program. 
  • Small Project Completion Form — an example of the type of attestment form required at the completion of each small GSHP project that is completed by both the participating contractor and customer; this form will be updated for the NYS Clean Heat Program. 
  • Alternate Methodology to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Heat Pump Sized to Meet Heating Design Load (XLSM) — this tool applies to heat pumps used in residential structures covered by the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCCNYS). The purpose of this tool is to show that heat pump equipment sized to meet the heating load does not conflict with Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual S procedures, that would otherwise limit heat pump size based on the cooling design load and the cooling capacity of selected equipment. The tool is designed to demonstrate that a heat pump which is sized for the heating load may be considered to meet an “alternate compliance” method for the mechanical design requirements of the 2020 ECCCNYS. The tool estimates the net savings in heat pump heating, auxiliary heating, and cooling energy, as compared with a design that is sized strictly based on cooling design loads. As an alternative compliance methodology, it must be accepted by the local code official as demonstrating increased energy savings.
  • Clean Heat Calculator — this tool assists NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractors with calculating custom energy savings for projects that involve the installation of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) cold climate single package, cold climate mini-split air source heat pumps, large unitary air-to-air heat pumps, air source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps, and large closed ground loop heat pumps with centralized pumping. A Clean Heat Calculator User Guide (PDF) with instructions on how to fill in the Clean Heat Calculator is available.

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)

  • Commissioning Checklist — National Grid (PDF) — not a required document, for information only.
  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) Resources — valuable resources developed by NEEP that should referenced when looking to install a cold climate ASHP:
  • NYSERDA Air Source Heat Pump Tips Fact Sheet (PDF) — NYSERDA tips sheet for consumers explaining how to get the most out of their heat pump.
  • NYS Clean Heat BTU Calculator (XLSX) — use when maximum heating capacity, or lowest-speed cooling capacity information, is not available at the exact design temperatures from the Manual J. To use this tool, we must have configurations available of capacity and design temperature that bracket our Manual J design temperature. Using the NEEP Cutsheet, or Manufacturer’s Expanded Performance Data, enter the two nearest (colder and warmer) design temperature/capacity configurations. Then enter the respective Manual J design temperature in between them: the cell to the right will provide you with the estimated Btu/h capacity.
  • Alternate Methodology to Demonstrate Energy Code Compliance: Heat Pump Sized to Meet Heating Design Load (XLSM) — this tool applies to heat pumps used in residential structures covered by the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCCNYS). The purpose of this tool is to show that heat pump equipment sized to meet the heating load does not conflict with Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual S procedures, that would otherwise limit heat pump size based on the cooling design load and the cooling capacity of selected equipment. The tool is designed to demonstrate that a heat pump which is sized for the heating load may be considered to meet an “alternate compliance” method for the mechanical design requirements of the 2020 ECCCNYS. The tool estimates the net savings in heat pump heating, auxiliary heating, and cooling energy, as compared with a design that is sized strictly based on cooling design loads. As an alternative compliance methodology, it must be accepted by the local code official as demonstrating increased energy savings.
  • Clean Heat Calculator — this tool assists NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractors with calculating custom energy savings for projects that involve the installation of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) cold climate single package, cold climate mini-split air source heat pumps, large unitary air-to-air heat pumps, air source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps, and large closed ground loop heat pumps with centralized pumping. A Clean Heat Calculator User Guide (PDF) with instructions on how to fill in the Clean Heat Calculator is available.

Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH)

Program Development, Approvals and Process Documents

Standards and Field Assessments

Submit Your Incentive Applications

Note: You must be a Participating Contractor prior to submitting any incentive applications. Failure to do so, will delay the review and payment of these applications. Please ensure you have completed both Steps 1 and 2 to Become a Participation Contractor.

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric: Submit your incentive applications through the online application site.
  • Con Edison:
  • National Grid: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email nyscleanheat@icf.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. National Grid, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool. For custom incentive projects, please complete the Commercial & Industrial application and submit it along with the associated documents to NYSCleanHeatCI@nationalgrid.com.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. National Grid will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
  • New York State Electric and Gas Corporation: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@nysegrgecleanheat.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. NYSEG, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, NYSEG, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
  • Orange & Rockland:
    • For all Orange and Rockland Projects: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@OandRresidential.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. Orange and Rockland, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, Orange and Rockland, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.
  • Rochester Gas & Electric: Submit project incentive applications directly into the online intake tool. Email info@nysegrgecleanheat.com, stating that you have project(s) ready for submittal. RG&E, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up with login credentials for the online intake tool.
    • Please note only projects from eligible Participating Contractors will be accepted for review. For custom incentive projects, RG&E, or its associated implementation contractors, will follow up regarding project eligibility and pre-approval decision.

For Manufacturers

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Installer Trainings

Effective January 1, 2022, ASHP installers seeking to become a NYS Clean Heat Participating Contractor will be required to include an ASHP Manufacturer-sponsored Cold Climate ASHP Sizing and Design Training Certificate, or comparable document, proving their completion of training.