District of Columbia - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates (District of Columbia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place District of Columbia

Name District of Columbia - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Doors, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Clothes Washer: 250

Dishwasher: 100 - 150 (varies by efficiency, water use)
Refrigerator: 200
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: 600
Gas Storage Water Heater: 400
Residential Gas Boiler: 600
Residential Gas Furnace: 400

Equipment Requirements Equipment must be Energy Star listed under the most current standards; higher rebates for dishwashers that meet more stringent energy and water use requirements
Start Date 2010-10-25

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - SEEARP (electric appliances); SETF (gas appliances)

Installation Requirements Must be installed in replacement of an existing appliance of the same type

Maximum Incentive Appliances: determined by incentive level, limited to one rebate per category

Program Budget $712,000

Program Administrator District Department of the Environment
Website http://www.green.dc.gov/green/cwp/view,a,1244,q,463305.asp
Date added to DSIRE 2010-04-22
Last DSIRE Review 2011-06-24
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program and the District of Columbia has chosen to supplement federal funds with additional funding from the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund (SETF). Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.

The District of Columbia's energy efficient appliance rebate program and residential efficiency rebate program opened on October 25, 2010. The program will continue to accept applications until available funding is exhausted. Purchases made prior to the opening date of the program are not eligible for a rebate.

State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program This program offers rebates ranging from $100 - $600 for Energy Star listed clothes washers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and electric heat pump hot water heaters. Most appliances have standard rebate levels, but higher rebates are available for dishwashers that meet more stringent energy and water use requirements. Funds for electric appliance rebates are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) state energy efficient appliance rebate program (SEEARP).

Residential Efficiency Rebate Program Rebates under this program range from $200 - $600 for qualifying gas storage water heaters, residential gas boilers, and residential gas furnaces. All Energy Star listed appliances of these types qualify for an incentive. Funding for gas appliance rebates comes from the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Trust Fund (SETF).

Please visit the program web site for additional information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name LaKeisha Smith
Department District Department of the Environment
Division Energy Division
Address 51 N Street NE, 6th Floor

Place Washington, District of Columbia
Zip/Postal Code 20001
Phone (202) 673-6733

Email lakeisha.estep@dc.gov
Website http://ddoe.dc.gov/ddoe

  • 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)"