New Haven, Conn.-based environmental design consultants and building-service engineering firm Atelier Ten has become a technical assistance provider for NYSERDA's New Construction Program (NCP). Atelier Ten can provide energy consulting assistance and analysis for projects located in Region C, which represents downstate and the five boroughs.

The goal of the NYSERDA program is to "affect a permanent transformation in the way new and substantially renovated buildings are designed and constructed." The current round of the NCP, Program Opportunity Notice, (PON 1501) is available on a first-come, first-served basis through December 30, 2011, or until funding in the program is exhausted, whichever comes first.