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Gainesville Regional Utilities - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/10/2012
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Vending Machine Controls, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Refrigerator Recycling, LED Lighting, Natural Gas Dryer, Natural Gas Cooking Range
Applicable Sectors: Nonprofit, Small Commercial
Amount:Central Air Conditioner: $550
Natural Gas Central Heat (Rental Properties): $300
Natural Gas Water Heater (Rental Properties): $250 - $350
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200
Duct Leak Repair: 50% of cost up to $375
Added Insulation: $0.125/sq ft up to $375
Window Replacement: $1.25/sq ft up to $300
Window Tint: $1/sq ft up to $100
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Pool Pump: $250
Natural Gas Cooking Range: $75
Natural Gas Clothes Dryer: $75
Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: Greater of $400/kW or $0.08/kWh
Smart Vendor: Free
Maximum Incentive:Duct Leak Repair: up to $375
Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: $100,000 or 50% of project cost
Equipment Requirements:Central Air Conditioners: SEER 15 or greater, HSPF 8.2 or greater
Central Air Conditioners: Must be 5 tons or smaller systems and ENERGY STAR qualified.
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0 or better
Insulation: R-19 in the attic or R-11 under raised flooring
Windows: Energy Star, U-Factor .60 or less, SHGC .27 or less
Window Tint: Shading Coefficient of .5 or less
Installation Requirements:All work must be done by a Florida state licensed Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (HARV) or mechanical contractor that is a GRU partnering Contractor.
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Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for ductwork, insulation, air conditioning systems, natural gas heating systems, refrigerator recycling and custom measures. Rental property owners also qualify for a number of rebates offered through this program that would otherwise apply specifically to residential customers. All equipment must meet the equipment requirements specified on the program web site. View the program web site for more information on how to apply and receive rebates. Contact GRU for more details on this offering.

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Gainesville Regional Utilities
PO Box 147117
Station A114
Gainesville, FL 32614
Phone: (352) 393-1460
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