Residential Existing Homes (One-to-Four Units) Energy Efficiency Projects for Households with Income up to 60% State Median Income: Beginning January 2018

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Jun 2019

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BEFORE USING DATA. To reduce the energy burden on income-qualified households within New York State, NYSERDA offers the EmPower New York (EmPower) program, a retrofit program that provides cost-effective electric reduction measures (i.e., primarily lighting and refrigerator replacements), and cost-effective home performance measures (i.e., insulation air sealing, heating system repair and replacments, and health and safety measures) to income qualified homeowners and renters. Home assessments and implementation services are provided by Building Performance Institute (BPI) Goldstar contractors to reduce energy use for low income households. This data set includes energy efficiency projects completed since January 2018 for households with income up to 60% area (county) median income. D I S C L A I M E R: Estimated Annual kWh Savings, Estimated Annual MMBtu Savings, and First Year Energy Savings $ Estimate represent contractor reported savings derived from energy modeling software calculations and not actual realized energy savings. The accuracy of the Estimated Annual kWh Savings and Estimated Annual MMBtu Savings for projects has been evaluated by an independent third party. The results of the impact analysis indicate that, on average, actual savings amount to 54 percent of the Estimated Annual kWh Savings and 70 percent of the Estimated Annual MMBtu Savings. The analysis did not evaluate every single project, but rather a sample of projects from 2007 and 2008, so the results are applicable to the population on average but not necessarily to any individual project which could have over or under achieved in comparison to the evaluated savings. The results from the impact analysis will be updated when more recent information is available. Some reasons individual households may realize savings different from those projected include, but are not limited to, changes in the number or needs of household members, changes in occupancy schedules, changes in energy usage behaviors, changes to appliances and electronics installed in the home, and beginning or ending a home business. For more information, please refer to the Evaluation Report published on NYSERDA’s website at: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Publications/PPSER/Program-Evaluation/2012ContractorReports/2012-EmPower-New-York-Impact-Report.pdf. This dataset includes the following data points for projects completed after January 1, 2018: Reporting Period, Project ID, Project County, Project City, Project ZIP, Gas Utility, Electric Utility, Project Completion Date, Total Project Cost (USD), Pre-Retrofit Home Heating Fuel Type, Year Home Built, Size of Home, Number of Units, Job Type, Type of Dwelling, Measure Type, Estimated Annual kWh Savings, Estimated Annual MMBtu Savings, First Year Modeled Energy Savings $ Estimate (USD).

Tags: low income, incentives, energy efficiency, residential, kwh, mmbtu, empower

This dataset has the following 20 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Reporting Periodreporting_periodcalendar_dateThe time period covered by the dataset
Project IDproject_idnumberUnique identifier for project
Project Countyproject_countytextName of county for project location
Project Cityproject_citytextName of city for project location
Project ZIPproject_ziptextZIP code for project location
Gas Utilitygas_utilitytextName of gas utility for project location. If blank, then utility was not reported, or project location is not served by a gas utility
Electric Utilityelectric_utilitytextName of electric utility for project location
Project Completion Dateproject_completion_datecalendar_dateDate final project completion paperwork was reviewed and approved by Program
Total Project Costtotal_project_costnumberCost of project (USD). NYSERDA incentive currently at 100% of the total project cost. Total Project Costs less than $100 often reflects mileage-only billing for projects with minor work scopes
Pre-Retrofit Home Heating Fuel Typepre_retrofit_home_heating_fuel_typetextIndicates the pre-retrofit primary heating fuel type. Either coal, electricity, kerosene, natural gas, oil, other, pellets, propane, or wood
Year Home Builtyear_home_builtnumberHome construction date. Blank cells indicate data not reported by the contractor
Size Of Homesize_of_homenumberSquare footage of home. Blank cells indicate data not reported by the contractor
Number Of Unitsnumber_of_unitsnumberNumber of units served by the Program. Data may include exceptions to the One-to-Four units, which were approved by NYSERDA on a case-by-case basis
Job Typejob_typetextIndicates whether the project includes only electric reduction measures (Electric Reduction) or is a comprehensive (Home Performance) project including both electric and heating efficiency improvements
Type Of Dwellingtype_of_dwellingtextGeneral home category describing the dwelling as Single Family, 2-4 Family, Multi Family, or Manufactured/Mobile Home
Measure Typemeasure_typetextMeasure classification describing primary project improvement defined as Combination-Home Performance, Combination-Electric Reduction, Heating Repair/Replacement, Refrigerator/Freezer Replacement, CFL/LED Lighting, Shell, Shower Head Replacement, or Other
Estimated Annual kWh Savingsestimated_annual_kwh_savingsnumberAnnual post-retrofit modeled electric savings estimate in kWh. Negative numbers represent projects with post-retrofit increase in electric consumption, typically from fuel conversions or ancillary savings. Projects with zero kWh represent projects with only health and safety measures, and customer efficiency education
Estimated Annual MMBtu Savingsestimated_annual_mmbtu_savingsnumberAnnual post-retrofit modeled MMBtu savings based on primary fuel type. Negative numbers represent projects with post-retrofit increase in MMBtu consumption, typically from fuel conversions or ancillary savings. Projects with zero MMBtu represent projects with only health and safety measures, and customer efficiency education
First Year Modeled Project Energy Savings $ Estimatefirst_year_modeled_project_energy_savings_estimatenumberEstimated post-retrofit first year dollar savings (USD). Negative numbers represent projects with estimated post-retrofit first year dollar expenses, typically occurring when non-energy work was completed such as health and safety improvements, or when work was done in conjunction with another, net positive energy savings project. Projects with zero energy savings dollars represent projects with only health and safety measures, and customer efficiency education
Location 1location_1locationOpen Data/Socrata-generated geocoding information