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PG&E - Multi-Family Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Attic Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Clothes Washers: $50 - $150/Unit
Refrigerator: $75/unit
High Performance Dual Pane Windows: $0.75/sq. ft.
Refrigerator, Freezer and Room AC Recycling: $25 - $35
Cool Roof: $0.10 - $0.20/sq. ft.
Water Heater: $30
Ducted Evaporative Cooling System: $300 - $600/Unit
ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioners: $50/Unit
Package Terminal Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $100/Unit
Variable Speed Motor (VSM) Air Handler System: $50/Unit
Hardwired Fluorescent Fixtures: $20 - $25/unit
Ceiling Fans with CFL: $20/unit
Screw-In Compact Fluorescent Reflector Bulbs: $8 - $10
LED Exit Signs: $35/Fixture
Occupancy Sensor: $10/Unit
Photocells: $10/Unit
T8 or T5 Linear Fluorescent Lamps with Electronic Ballasts: $25 - $45/Unit
Delamping Fluorescent Lamps with Electronic Ballasts: $6/Each
Time Clocks: $36/Time Clock
Pool Filtration Pumps and Motors: $100/Unit
Commercial Pool/Spa Heater: $2/MBtu
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
Start Date:7/1/2010
Web Site:

Through the Rebates for Multi-Family Properties Program, PG&E offers prescriptive rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of two or more units. Insulation, appliances, boilers and water heating, roofing, HVAC, and lighting improvements are among the eligible products for rebates. All equipment must meet program requirements listed on the PG&E program web site or application forms. Owners or managers can receive rebates for singular improvements or a range of upgrades implemented. Maximum total incentive amounts may apply. Contact PG&E for more information on this program or visit the program web site listed above.

  Program Coordinator - PG&E
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Residential Programs
P.O. Box 7265
San Francisco, CA 94120
Phone: (800) 933-9555
Web Site:
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