Energy Efficiency Rebate Program - Commercial (Virginia)
Last modified on October 6, 2012.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Energy Efficiency Rebate Program - Commercial|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural|
|Eligible Technologies||Water Heaters, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Energy Audits|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Energy audit: 250|
Programmable thermostat: 55
|Equipment Requirements|| Central AC: SEER >= 16, EER >=13 (split system); SEER >=14, EER >=12 (packaged)|
Air source heat pump: HSPF >=8.5, EER>=12.5, SEER>=15 (split system); HSPF>=8, EER>=12, SEER>=14 (packaged)
|Expiration Date||Funds available until exhausted.|
|Installation Requirements|| Energy audit: Must be performed by a BPI or RESNET certified contractor.|
In general, a manufacturer's certificate statement is required and equipment must be new and replacing older, less efficient, in-use equipment.
|Maximum Incentive||4,000 if no energy audit performed; 4,250 if audit performed. Maximum applies to any one energy efficiency improvement or combination of improvements.|
|Program Budget||$8 million|
|Program Administrator||Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy|
As of March 26, 2010, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy is no longer accepting reservations. This program is fully subscribed and the information here is for informational purposes only.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME) are providing rebates for a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. In all cases, the energy efficient equipment must replace older, less efficient, in-use equipment. The second round of funding has up to $6.5 million for rebates for commercial, agricultural, and "light industrial" businesses that invest in energy efficiency improvements, retrofits, or replacement of old inefficient equipment with approved energy efficient equipment in their businesses. For a list of energy efficiency technologies and services eligible for rebates, review DMME's list.
The application is a two-step process. Businesses MUST first submit a reservation application to be eligible for a rebate. Equipment purchased on or after June 26, 2009 is eligible. In most cases, applicants will be required to submit a Manufacturer's Certification Statement and in some cases, the contractor will be required to calculate estimated or expected energy savings of the efficiency upgrades. Applicants should read DMME's Terms and Conditions carefully as well as see the Frequently Asked Questions, which provide additional guidance.
|Contact Name||DMME General Information|
|Department||Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy|
|Division||Virginia Division of Energy|
|Address 2||1100 Bank Street, 8th floor|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.