Austin Energy - Commercial New Construction Efficiency Rebates (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Austin Energy - Commercial New Construction Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Thermal Energy Storage Systems, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Tier 1: 125% of qualifying rebates

Tier 2: 100% of qualifying rebates
Tier 3: 50% of qualifying rebates

Equipment Requirements Projects must exceed 2009 IECC energy code efficiency levels

Maximum Incentive $200,000 per site, per fiscal year

Program Administrator Austin Energy
Website Construction
Date added to DSIRE 2008-04-24
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-15
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Austin Energy offers incentives for the construction and major renovation of commercial buildings within its service territory. The program rewards customers by using a tiered payment format, which provides incentives to customers for using efficient measures and techniques throughout the entire construction process. Tier 1 payments are based upon assessments of the planning and design phases of construction. Tier 2 payments are based upon conditions after the project receives building permits but before receiving the certificate of occupancy. Tier 3 rebates are awarded based upon conditions after the certificate of occupancy has been issued. These incentives levels are based upon the percentage of rebates for which the customer qualifies under Austin Energy's commercial rebate program. Contact Austin Energy for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Commercial Rebates
Department Austin Energy
Division Customer Care Center - Commercial Rebates
Address 811 Barton Springs Road
Address 2 3rd Floor
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78704-1194
Phone (512) 482-5346
Phone 2 (512) 482-5389
Fax (512) 505-4026

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"