City of Palo Alto Utilities - New Construction Commercial Rebate Program (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City of Palo Alto Utilities - New Construction Commercial Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Electric Rebates|
20% - 30% More Efficient Than Title 24: $0.20 - $0.30/kWh saved
|Maximum Incentive|| Commercial Buildings: $150,000|
City/School Buildings: $200,000
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-07-22|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-29|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
The City of Palo Alto's "Business New Construction Rebate Program" provides financial incentives for commercial, municipal, and school buildings built to the program's energy efficiency standards. To qualify for the new construction incentive, facilities must exceed the efficiency requirement set by Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations by at least 20%. For buildings that are 20% to 30% more efficient than Title 24, electric incentives are provided on a sliding scale (ex: 22.3% above Title 24 = $0.223/kWh saved; 26.4% above Title 24 = $0.264/kWh; etc.). Buildings that are more than 30% more efficient than Title 24 requirements will be provided rebates of $0.30/kWh saved. The "Systems Approach" provides rebates based on Palo Alto's custom rebate program, and is applicable to facilities that exceed Title 24 by at least 15%. For more information, including program applications and access to Palo Alto green building ordinances, visit the utility's website or contact Palo Alto.
|Contact Name||City of Palo Alto Utilities|
|Department||Utility Marketing Services|
|Address||PO Box 10250|
|Place||Palo Alto, California|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.