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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 10/22/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, HVAC, Building Envelope, Building Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional, Private Schools
Amount:Comprehensive Electric Incentive:
$0.10/kWh up to 5 million kWh
$0.05/kWh above 5 million kWh
Comprehensive gas incentive:$0.50/therm (available to Nicor Gas customers only)
Technical assistance/energy modeling: no cost
Design team incentive: 10% of measure incentive
Installation Requirements:Located in ComEd service territory
Located in Nicor Gas service territory to receive gas incentives
A commercial or industrial building at least 20,000 square feet or a multifamily building at least 100,000 square feet
Early in design (planning or schematic is best)
New construction or major renovation of an existing space
Includes the replacement of at least two systems (lighting,HVAC, controls and envelope)
A private or nonprofit facility
Exceeds current International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial buildings
Funding Source:ComEd and Nicor Gas customers in compliance with Illinois law.
Start Date:Current program year (PY7): 6/1/14
Expiration Date:Current program year (PY7): 5/31/15
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The New Construction Service Team supports project goals while offering the opportunity to explore energy-saving ideas and strategies. These strategies may offer long-term energy and cost savings for projects. Financial incentives and technical assistance are offered to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The program includes comprehensive energy modeling services which describe the relationships between building systems and energy-efficient technologies to help building owners and design teams with the decision-making process long before design documents are complete.

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Phone: (855) 433-2700
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  Erikka Byrge
Project Manager
ComEd Smart Ideas for Your Business®
Phone: (608) 210-7161
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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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