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District of Columbia

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Sustainable Energy Utility - D.C. Home Performance   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:$200 off BPI energy audit
50% cash back on air sealing work, up to $800 upon completion of project
50% cash back on insulation work, up to $800 upon completion of project
Maximum Incentive:$1,800 for all improvements
Installation Requirements:To be eligible for the program, homeowners must:
1)Work with a Participating Contractor to develop and approve work scope before completing their home energy upgrades.
2)Complete project(s) by September, 30th 2014 (audit incentives will not be paid to projects which are not completed).
3)Complete a minimum of $600 worth of approved improvements.
Start Date:06/14/2012
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The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) currently offers incentives on air sealing and insulation as part of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. The DCSEU provides up to $1,800 in incentives for homeowners who successfully complete qualifying home energy upgrades. This incentive is available to D.C. residents living in single-family homes, rowhomes (each unit is ground to sky) or converted (1 to 4 unit) apartments and rowhomes. Both owner-occupied homes and rental properties with the property owners’ authorization are eligible to participate.

Qualifying upgrades require working with a participating contractor, completing a minimum of $600 work of approved improvements, and completing project by September 30, 2014.

Personal Home Energy Coaches are available to help you review your home energy audit and provide guidance on what improvements will help you achieve the most energy savings

More information on program requirements can be found on the program website

  District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
80 M Street SE
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 479-2222
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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