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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Multi-Family Properties Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/02/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Led Exit Signs
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Common Area Efficiency
CFL's: $1.50
Modular CFL's: $23-$26
T8 Lamps: $7-$12, depending on ballast and wattage
Occupancy Sensors: $25
LED Exit Sign: $22
In-Unit Efficiency Installations: CFLs, pipe insulation and water savings free

Major Measures:
Air/Duct Sealing: $0.50/CFM, up to $5,000 per building
Attic Insulation: $0.70/sq ft, up to $3,500 per building
Wall Insulation: $1.20/sq ft, Up to $6,000 per building
Boilers: $3.00 per 1,000 BTU/hour, up to $1,200 per building
Furnaces: $4.50 per 1,000 BTU/hour, up to $1,800 per building
Programmable Thermostats: $25 rebate
Central AC: $100 - $350
Air Source Heat Pumps: $150 - $600
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600
Maximum Incentive:See rebate amounts listed above
Equipment Requirements:Furnace: 95% AFUE
Boiler: 88% AFUE
Central AC/Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER
Installation Requirements:Electrical contractor must be a Program Ally
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The Multi-Family Properties Energy Efficiency Rebate Program aims to increase the energy efficiency of multi-family properties by implementing simple measures. There are two programs within this initiative. The Common Area Program provides rebate incentives to building owners for purchasing and installing efficient lighting, controls, signage, insulation, air/duct sealing, and HVAC measures. Interested applicants must complete the Request for Reservation of Incentive Funds (Request) and the Terms and Conditions forms, then fax or mail them to the Program office. See application on program web site for equipment standards and requirements.

The In-Unit Energy Efficiency Program provides energy efficient measures such as CFL bulbs, faucet aerators, water pipe insulation, and efficient shower heads for free to eligible customers. Property owners or managers must apply for the free measures. Eligible buildings have three or more apartments per building. Measures should be installed within 15 days of receiving free equipment. See program web site and contact Ameren Illinois Utilities for program guidelines.

  Ameren Illinois Utilities
Act On Energy Business Program
300 Liberty Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (866) 800-0747
Phone 2: (866) 838-6918
Fax: (309) 677-7950
Web Site:
  Steve Bohachek
Phone: (309) 265-5596
Web Site:
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