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NYSERDA - Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support. Deadline: 7/12/22. $2M Available

Opportunity Title:

Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support

Opportunity Number:

RFP 3928 - RD3-D


The Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support Request for Proposal (the “Early Design Support RFP”) seeks proposals for qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction and adaptive reuse projects that will achieve carbon neutral-ready performance while being beautiful and functional, providing healthy, safe, comfortable, and resilient living spaces for their occupants, and will be profitable for the project’s developers and owners. The Early Design Support RFP is part of and in support of the larger Buildings of Excellence Competition (the “Competition"). The current round of the Competition is comprised of two RFPs, this Early Design Support RFP and a project demonstration RFP. The Competition aims to accelerate the design, development, construction, and operation of carbon neutral-ready multifamily buildings that are more resilient while integrating non-energy co-benefits for occupants such as controlled and healthy indoor air quality, as well as exceptional comfort. Successful proposers to the Early Design Support RFP will be expected to demonstrate how their design firm will engage with projects to substantially reduce energy use and per capita carbon emissions, while increasing building resiliency, including passive survivability, and improving health, comfort, and productivity for occupants, in a manner that can be replicated at scale. The Early Design Support RFP will identify and partner with selected professionals that demonstrate the greatest potential for success and replication in the market.


NYSERDA, at its sole discretion, determines the eligibility of a design firm’s proposal to become a design firm Partner and for the eligibility of a project for early design support funding under the Early Design Support RFP.

Maximum Award:


Application Deadline:

July 12, 2022

Webinar Opportunity:

NYSERDA will deliver a hybrid informational session on Thursday May 5, 2022, starting at 11:00 a.m. ET, which will be hosted at the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) in New York City. This event will have an in-person component held at BE-Ex and will also be live streamed to allow for remote participation, and opportunities for participants to submit written questions to the presenters will be provided.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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