November 14, 2021

Governor Hochul Announces $9.5 Million to Establish the Empire Technology Prize Program and Advance Building Decarbonization in New York State

New Program to Scale Multifamily and Commercial Building Climate Solutions

October 15, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $9.5 million to establish the Empire Technology Prize program, an ambitious new corporate challenge aimed at advancing building decarbonization across New York State. The funding will support a qualified program administrator to manage the program and provide seed money for the competition which will attract, incorporate, and scale building climate solutions from around the world to achieve carbon-neutrality in existing multifamily buildings at least eight stories high or commercial buildings at least 15 stories high. This announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) nation-leading goal calling for an 85 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050….

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