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Peoples Gas - Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Equipment Tune-up, Infrared Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Industrial/Process Steam Trap: $300
HVAC Steam Trap Test: $10/unit surveyed
Condensing Unit Heater: $2/MBH
Boilers: $2 - $3/MBH
Boiler Cutout/Reset Control: $0.50
Boiler/Burner Tune-Up: $0.40/MBH
Pipe Insulation: $1 - $15
Furnaces: $350/unit
Infrared Heaters: $4/MBH
Gas Water Heater: $150
Indirect Water Heater: $200
Tankless Water Heater: $100
Programmable Thermostat: $50/unit
Indoor Pool/Spa Cover: $1/sq. ft.
Food Service Equipment: $28 - $1,000
Custom Measures: Buydown to 1 year payback, 50% of incremental cost or $1/therm saved in first year, whichever is less
Maximum Incentive:Commercial Prescriptive Incentives: $50,000/project; $100,000/customer per year
Commercial Custom Incentives: $100,000/project; $250,000/customer per year
Equipment Requirements:Boilers: 85% efficiency or greater
Furnaces: 92% efficiency or greater
Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% efficiency or greater
Gas Water Heater: .67 (standard); 90% TE (large)
Indirect Water Heater: 85% TE or 90% AFUE
Tankless Water Heater: .82 EF
Expiration Date:05/31/2013
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Peoples Gas offers the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program to help non-residential customers purchase energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available on energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, controls, cooking equipment, equipment tune-ups and custom measures. Businesses and landlords whose facilities are on Service Classification No. 2 are eligible for these non-residential rebates. To qualify, gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters must be installed by professional contractors and equipment must meet efficiency requirements. A full list of eligible equipment and instructions on how to apply for rebates can be found on the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program web site. Applications must be made no later than 60 days after the equipment purchase date. Contact Peoples Gas for additional information on this program.

The Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program is funded by customers of Peoples Gas, through a line item on the bill called the Enhanced Efficiency Program. The Program is guided by Peoples Gas, the Citizen's Utility Board, the City of Chicago Department of Environment, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

  C&I Prescriptive Rebate Program
Peoples Gas / North Shore Gas
5450 N. Cumberland Ave., Ste 125
Chicago, IL 60656
Phone: (855) 849-8928
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