NYPA’s BuildSmart 2025 program simplifies the process of achieving New York State’s aggressive energy goals – from assessment to implementation.

With BuildSmart 2025, NYPA can simplify the process of meeting the Governor’s energy efficiency standards – from assessment and advisory to contracting and implementation. We do the upfront energy audit, create the roadmap and implementation plan, and bring you turnkey project management. We track the progress of each energy-saving initiative - helping you lead by example.

NYPA’s BuildSmart 2025 advisory service provides expert advice and turnkey implementation of energy efficiency, solar, and storage projects. We also can show you how to access low-cost and on-bill financing to minimize financial impact. Through NYPA’s NY Energy Manager, we can track and analyze your energy savings across all your projects - including those done by other vendors.

Contact us to learn more about how NYPA can help you meet your BuildSmart NY and New Efficiency: New York goals.

NYPA's Projects By The Numbers
Energy efficiency projects
Facilities upgraded
NYPA's BuildSmart 2025 program simplifies the process to help you meet your energy goals
A simpler path to procurement
One-stop to meet your
New Efficiency: New York goals
NYPA makes it easy for you to meet your New Efficiency goals. We assess the situation, develop a roadmap, and implement your projects. We track results, and bring procurement and contracts expertise to make it simple.
End-to-end management of the details
End-to-end expertise
NYPA has capabilities extending from planning and advisory through to procurement, implementation, and maintenance and including digital energy management. Our team of engineers works with our advisors during the planning process to ensure that you get the best solution.
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Excellent record
of project management and implementation
We start with a plan and a roadmap, and then provide turnkey implementation services. Our planning and engineering teams have completed over 2,400 energy efficiency projects and upgraded over 6,600 facilities.
Transparency and NY State expertise
Specialized planning and guidance
We are leading partners with state agencies, SUNY, and CUNY, and have unparalleled expertise with regulatory, tariff, and state agency issues. We know the best way to meet New Efficiency: New York, CLCPA and State goals.
FAQs & Eligibility
Does my organization or municipality need to meet New Efficiency: New York and BuildSmart NY goals?

If you are a New York State Agency or Authority with at least half your board of directors appointed by the governor, you will need to meet the New Efficiency: New York and BuildSmart 2025 goals.

What is New Efficiency: New York?

New Efficiency: New York is the Governor’s plan to reduce energy usage by 185 TBtu across the state by 2025. Read more here.

State agencies, authorities, SUNY, and CUNY are part of the plan to deliver 11 TBtus of that 185 TBtu savings by 2025.

What is BuildSmart 2025 and how can NYPA help me meet New Efficiency: New York 2025 goals?

State agencies and authorities, SUNY, and CUNY are required to deliver 11 TBtus of savings by 2025 through state agencies in support of Governor Cuomo’s New Efficiency: New York.

Through NYPA’s BuildSmart 2025 program, we provide turnkey services to simplify the process of meeting your New Efficiency: New York goals. These services include site audits, project planning, a roadmap, financing strategy, and installation project management to support your energy efficiency initiatives.

What was BuildSmart NY, and what is BuildSmart 2025?

BuildSmart NY was New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s program for aggressively pursuing energy efficiency in New York State government buildings while advancing economic growth, environmental protection, and energy security in New York State.

  • The centerpiece of BuildSmart NY was Executive Order 88 (EO88), which Governor Cuomo issued on December 28, 2012.
  • EO166 replaced BuildSmart NY and EO88 on June 2, 2017, redoubling New York State’s energy efficiency efforts.

  • BuildSmart 2025 is NYPA’s service to support state agencies, SUNY, and CUNY to meet the Governor’s energy efficiency goals.

What projects can count towards meeting the New Efficiency: New York 11 TBtu goal? How is the 11 TBtu savings calculated?

All energy efficiency projects completed since 2015 count towards achieving the goal. This includes energy savings from any fuel source - not just electric savings. Savings from on-site solar will also count towards these goals.

The 11 TBtu energy savings are calculated as projected savings on a project-by-project basis.

What are Executive Order 88 and Executive Order 166?

The centerpiece of BuildSmart NY was Executive Order 88 (EO88). EO88 was issued by Governor Cuomo on December 28, 2012, and mandated a 20 percent improvement in the energy efficiency performance of State government buildings by April 2020.

Executive Order 166 (EO166) redoubled efforts that were established in Executive Order 88 (EO88)

• Operations & Maintenance Acceleration Program (OMAP)

2020 EO88 Final Report

How do I learn more about BuildSmart 2025 and how NYPA can help me meet these goals?

Contact us here to learn more about BuildSmart 2025.

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