New York offers $34M for zero net energy homes

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is offering $34 million in incentives to spark the construction of homes that generate more energy than they consume.

Zero-net-energy buildings rely on features such as solar panels, insulation and geothermal heating and cooling systems to keep energy consumption and generation balanced over the course of a year.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says Monday it’s offering incentives of between $2,000 and $8,000 per dwelling unit to builders of the energy-efficient homes. Both professional builders and individuals are eligible for the incentives, which come from the authority’s low-rise residential new construction program.

Authority president and CEO John Rhodes says leading builders have shown that net zero can work and the authority wants to help more builders meet that goal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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