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Cedar Falls Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/05/2013
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Motors, Motor VFDs, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, Ice Machine, LED Lighting, Retrocommissioning, Compressed Air Studies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:CFL Bulbs: 50% of costs up to $3
Fluorescent/LED Fixtures: $20
Linear Fluorescent Lamps/Fixtures: $6 - $14/kit; $15 - $50/fixture
LED Linear Lamps: $10/lamp
High Bay: $125 - $200/fixture
LED Exit Signs: $5
LED Refrigerated Case/Strip Lighting: $2/ln ft
Occupancy Sensors: $20
High Bay Fluorescents: $40 - $90/fixture; or custom
Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps: $50 per unit
Packaged Terminal A/C: $50 per unit
Central A/C: $200 (additional $100 for each SEER above 14)
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: $300 - $600 per ton
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $300 (additional $100 for each SEER above 15)
Gas Furnaces: $200
Gas Boilers: $400
Ice Machines: $100
Cooking Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Controls: $50 per unit
Clothes Washers: $50
Dishwashers: $50
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: $25
Motors: Varies
Variable Speed Drives: $50/hp
Insulation: $0.40-$0.60/sq ft
Duct Insulation: Custom
Water Heating: Custom
Compressed Air/Building Audits: Up to 75% of cost
Custom Measures: Contact CFU
Maximum Incentive:Appliance Recycling: 2 rebates per account, per appliance type annually
Central A/C: $500
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $600
VSDs: 70% of total costs
Equipment Requirements:Central A/C: 14 SEER or higher, must be sized by CFU
Packaged Terminal Heat Pump: 10.5 EER, 3.0 COP minimum unit
Ground Source Heat Pump: Minimum 16.2 SEER rating and 3.3 COP
Air-Source Heat Pump: Minimum 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF; Two stage units only
Boilers: AFUE greater than 92%
Furnaces: 95% efficiency
Dishwashers: ENERGY STAR qualified
Clothes Washers: CEE Tier 3; CFU must supply water heating fuel
Ceiling Fan Light Kits/Fluorescent Fixtures: Must be ENERGY STAR qualified
Freezer/Refrigerator Recycling: Unit must be in working condition; must be larger than 16 cu ft
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: Unit must be in working condition
Expiration Date:1/31/2014
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The CFU Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates for a variety of energy efficient improvements in commercial facilities. The amount of the rebate varies greatly by technology and all technology must meet specified energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. Eligible improvements include air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, lighting, controls and sensors, programmable thermostats, dishwashers, clothes washers, appliance recycling, commercial cooking equipment, water heating, signage, motors and variable speed drives. All receipts must be mailed to CFU along with a completed application. Customers can view a complete listing of incentives, requirements and guidelines on the equipment application. If a project is not eligible for one of the rebates here, it may still be eligible for custom incentives through CFU's custom program. On a case by case basis, CFU also provides cost share for technical energy assessments at large industrial and commercial customers, and cost share for efficient design of new construction facilities.

  Cedar Falls Utilities
Energy Services
PO Box 769
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 266-1761
Phone 2: (319) 268-5378
Fax: (319) 266-2143
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