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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Sustainable Energy Utility - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Refrigerators: $50 - $75
Clothes Washers: $50 - $75
Natural Gas Boilers: $500
Natural Gas Furnaces: $600 - $850
Natural Gas Water Heaters: $150 - $700
CFL Lighting: varies by in-store discounts
LED Lighting: varies by in-store discounts
Dehumidifiers $25
Central AC - ENERGY STAR qualified: $150
Central AC - Consortium for Energy Efficiency Tier 2: $300
Central AC - Consortium for Energy Efficiency Tier 3: $500
Maximum Incentive:The DCSEU also provides additional incentives to homeowers who are making more significant investments in insulation, sealing, and HVAC improvements among others through its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
Equipment Requirements:Appliances and lighting must be at least ENERGY STAR rated; see DCSEU’s list of qualified products for specific product requirements.
Natural Gas Boilers: 85%+ AFUE
Natural Gas Furnaces: 90%+ AFUE
Natural Gas Water Heaters: over 0.67 EF
Start Date:10/01/2013
Expiration Date:09/30/2014
Web Site: http://www.dcseu.com/for_your_home
Summary:
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility currently offers the Residential Energy Efficiency Program. The program provides financial incentives to District residents who install energy- efficient equipment in their homes. Qualifying items include refrigerators, clothes washers, boilers, water heaters, and furnaces. Appliances and lighting equipment must be at least ENERGY STAR rated.
The DCSEU also provides discounts for ENERGY STAR CFL and LED lighting through participating retailers. The DCSEU’s website includes a link to participating retailers and information about qualifying lighting. 
 
The DCSEU also provides additional incentives to homeowers who are making more significant investments in insulation, sealing, and HVAC improvements among others through its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

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


 
Contact:
  District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
80 M Street SE
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 479-2222
E-Mail: info@dcseu.com
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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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