NYC Green House is an HPD program designed to help building owners benefit from all the programs that NYC provides to support sustainable, affordable housing. Everything from graffiti removal to getting a tree planted in front of your building can be found in the Community section of NYC Green House.
Empower NY provides cost-effective electric reduction measures such as lighting and refrigerator replacement to income-qualified households. Available to renters.
Energy Star® Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency:
Form for State Tax Incentives:
Energy Star® tax credit links and tax forms:
Free energy survey for 5 to 75 family buildings:
A guide to incentives in NY (not all apply to residential dwellings):
List of financing available through Enterprise Green Communities:
National Grid Green Cinderella Grant:
Weatherization Program info “Program: Program Guidance”:
EERE Financial Opportunities: Types of Financial Assistance:
CPC Green Loan application:
Cracks and uneven surfaces in your building’s sidewalks are a tripping hazard and can land you a violation. It’s your responsibility to keep them in good repair. Learn more at the DOT sidewalk webpage:
Trees lower energy costs, shade residents from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, mitigate stormwater run-off, and increase property values. Trees are a great addition to a building’s entrance, courtyard or backyard. Street trees beautify New York City and clean our air. They need 20 gallons of water a week during hot weather, and must be protected. You can get “curb your dog” signs, and protective pit guards to keep bikes, cars, and pedestrians from hurting trees at:
Tips for waste management at the curb:
Green walls are purposefully vegetated walls that absorb rainwater, shade and cool your building in summer: reducing energy use for air conditioning. Green walls also deter graffiti, and help filter air pollution.
NYC can help you get rid of graffiti – call 311 or visit:
Bicycle storage is required for buildings with more than 10 units. Learn more here: