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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Hawaii
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Cool Roof, Design Assistance, EC Motors, Heat Pump Water Heaters, HVAC VFD, Pool Pump VFD, Window Film
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Air Cooled Packaged/Split AC: $200/ton
Variable Refrigerant Flow AC: $250 - $300/ton
Water Cooled Chiller (Standard): $35/ton
Water Cooled Chiller (Enhanced): $90/ton
VFD Control (Air Handler): $50/HP
VFD Control (Chilled/Condenser Water Pumps): $80/HP
VFD Pool Pump System: $225/HP
VFD Domestic Water Pump System: $3,000 plus $80/HP reduction
Heat Pump Water Heater: $100/ton
ECM Motor (Refrigeration): $85/motor
ECM Motor (Fan Coil): $55/motor
Premium Efficiency Motors: $10/HP
Residential Refirgerator: $125
Vending Occupancy Sensor: $50/unit
Window Film: $0.85/sq. ft.
Cool Roof: $0.20/sq. ft.
Garage Ventilation System: $0.12/kWh (up to 85% of project cost)
Hotel Guest Room Thermostat Control/Sensor: $100/unit
T8 Retrofits: $5 - $6/unit
Delamping: $2.50 - $15/unit
Lighting Occupancy Sensor: $20/unit
CFL Lamp: $2.00/unit
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixture: $25 - $50/unit
Custom Lighting: $0.10 - $0.15/kWh; plus demand reduction incentives
LED Refrigerated Lighting: $30 - $75/ln. ft.
LED Non-Dimmable Lamp: 2.50 - $6/unit (New Construction), $5 - $9/unit (Retrofit)
LED Dimmable Lamp: 5 - $7.50/unit (New Construction), $7.50 - $10/unit (Retrofit)
LED Hardwired Recessed-Can Retrofit Kit: $9 - $10
Customized Incentives: $0.10 - $0.15/kWh; plus demand reduction incentives
Whole Building (Audits): 85% up to $5,000
Whole Building (Energy Study Assistance): 50% up to $15,000
Whole Building (Energy Study Implementation): 100% up to $25,000
Whole Building (Design):50% up to $15,000
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for full details
Installation Requirements:VFD Domestic Water Pump System: Retrofit only
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Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos Engineering, LLC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission serving the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. The program offers incentives for a range of energy efficiency measures purchased and installed in businesses. Eligible measures and equipment includes: HVAC equipment, building insulation, lighting equipment, motors, VFDs, food service equipment, water heaters, refrigeration equipment and custom incentives. All equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements in order to be eligible. All incentives are subject to change without prior notification or upon discretion of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Contact Hawaii Energy for additional information on this program.

  Hawaii Energy
1132 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 839-8880
Fax: (808) 441-6068
Web Site:
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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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