New York announces $18M for advanced buildings technology

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $18 million for innovative building technologies, including cutting-edge geothermal technologies and "intelligent building" controls.
Kathy Hochul
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks in June 2022. (Craig Ruttle-Pool / Getty Images)

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced $18 million in funding for projects that use advanced technologies in energy-efficient buildings through the state’s Next Generation Buildings Innovation Challenges program.

The NextGen Buildings Innovation Challenges are administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and are funded through the state’s 10-year, $6 billion Clean Energy Fund. The funding supports projects that use innovative building technologies, including ground source heat pumps, cutting-edge geothermal technologies and novel ways to manage airflow.

This round of funding, the seventh the state has released since the program’s launch in 2017, includes a new challenge area to advance “intelligent building” controls, including the development and commercialization of energy assets that reduce carbon emissions.

Through the six previous rounds of this program, 64 projects were awarded nearly $45 million. Awarded companies ranged from startups to large established companies, a news release said.


According to the press release, New York state’s energy authority will accept applications for this round of funding until Sept. 27 and host an informational webinar on Aug. 15.

Keely Quinlan

Written by Keely Quinlan

Keely Quinlan reports on privacy and digital government for StateScoop. She was an investigative news reporter with Clarksville Now in Tennessee, where she resides, and her coverage included local crimes, courts, public education and public health. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Stereogum and other outlets. She earned her bachelor’s in journalism and master’s in social and cultural analysis from New York University.

Latest Podcasts