NYSERDA Announces Research and Development Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces a program to support the research and development of innovative heating, cooling, and domestic hot water (DHW) technologies for residential and commercial buildings. Proposed projects should encompass emerging technologies or substantial improvements to existing technologies, achieve increased energy efficiency or environmental performance, and support the middle phases of product development. Projects emphasizing initial and final phases of product development, such as, but not limited to, feasibility studies and market rollout plans, will not be eligible. Projects investigating the performance of emerging/innovative heating, cooling, and DHW system implementation strategies will be considered.


The expected solicitation funding is $1,400,000 and all, none, or some of the total funding may be awarded. The maximum project award amount is $300,000.


All proposals must be cost-shared. Proposals for proprietary, product development and testing by private firms are preferred to be cost-shared at 50% or above. Proposals for non-proprietary, laboratory testing and field demonstrations whose results will be published into the public domain are preferred to be cost-shared at 25% or above. Cost sharing may include cash, labor, materials, or other allowable expenses.


Proposal submission: Proposers must submit one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy (where the completed proposal is one (1) pdf file) on a compact disc (CD), including the completed Proposal Checklist with original signature attached to the front. Proposals must be clearly labeled and submitted to:

Roseanne Viscusi, PON 2219

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

17 Columbia Circle

Albany, NY 12203-6399


If you have technical questions concerning this solicitation, contact Nathan Russell at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3469 or nar@nyserda.org. If you have contractual questions concerning this solicitation, contact Nancy Marucci at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3335 or nsm@nyserda.org.


No communication intended to influence this procurement is permitted except by contacting Nathan Russell (Designated Contact) at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3469 or nar@nyserda.org. Contacting anyone other than this Designated Contact (either directly by the proposer or indirectly through a lobbyist or other person acting on the proposer’s behalf) in an attempt to influence the procurement: (1) may result in a proposer being deemed a non-responsible offerer, and (2) may result in the proposer not being awarded a contract.


*Late proposals and proposals lacking the appropriate completed and signed Proposal Checklist will be returned. Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be accepted at any other NYSERDA location other than the address above. If changes are made to this solicitation, notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s web site at www.nyserda.org.


Proposals Due: May 19th, 2011 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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