In support of New York State’s aggressive carbon reduction goals the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s new incentives are structured to support a “fabric first” approach and then push toward net zero buildings. NYSERDA recognizes the power of Passive House in establishing very energy efficient, resilient, healthy and comfortable buildings as the basis of achieving our post carbon future – and has established significant cash incentives for Passive House certified residential buildings. NYSERDA recognizes certification from both the Passive House Institute (PHI) and PHIUS. Achieve full NYSERDA incentives (up to $4,500 per unit) by hitting net zero with a combination of Passive House certification and solar (with added NY State solar money – www.ny-sun.ny.gov – on top of NYSERDA’s). Buildings generally three stories and under use the Low-rise Residential New Construction Program (PON 2309). Buildings generally with 10 or greater units and 4 or more stories use the Multifamily New Construction Program (PON 3319).