Last DSIRE Review: 07/18/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Boiler Tune Up, Retro-Commissioning, Infrared Heater, Pre-Rinse Spray Valve
|Amount:||Space Heating Non-Condensing Steam Boilers: $400 - $2,500|
Space Heating Condensing Boilers: $500 - $7,500
Space Heating Steam Boilers: $75 - $450
Natural Gas Furnaces: $200 - $250
Condensing Unit Heaters: $2.50 per MBH
Infrared Heaters: $700
Storage Water Heaters: $150-$200
Commercial Steam Traps: $50
Industrial/Process Steam Traps: $200-$250/trap
Boiler Controls: $0.50/MBTUH
Boiler Tune-Up: $0.40-$0.50/MBTUH
Pipe Insulation: $4-$8/ln. ft.
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Pool/Spa Covers: $0.75-$1.25/sq. ft.
Pool/Spa Heaters: $400 - $9,000
Ovens and Broilers: $400-$1,400
Steamers, Griddles, Fryers and Pasta Cookers: $200-$950
Pre-Rinse Spray Valve: $25/unit
Bottom-Finned Stock Pot – $25
Retro-Commissioning: 100% of study costs
Custom Incentive (2,500-7,500 therms/year saved): $0.75/therm saved
Custom Incentive (more than 7,500 therms/year saved): $1/therm saved
|Maximum Incentive:||Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program: $9,000 |
Business Custom Incentive Program: $500,000/year
|Equipment Requirements:||View program web site
|Installation Requirements:||Must be a current Nicor Gas business customer. All rate classes are eligible. Public entities (taxpayer-funded facilities) and Direct Access customers are not eligible for the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.|
Nicor Gas offers a variety of rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient products. Rebates are available on water heaters, furnaces, boilers, boiler controls and maintenance, steam trap upgrades, and more. Custom rebates are also available to these customers and are based on therms saved. Customers can also choose the Instant Discount Option, which provides a reduced discount at point of purchase from a participating contractor. Contractors are eligible to attend webinars about program details, education materials/sales tools and program information, materials to build customer awareness and demand, and sales/marketing training workshops.
The Custom Incentive Program is for projects not covered by the other Nicor Gas business program. Projects related to building envelope and windows, commercial-sized space heating, heat-intensive manufacturing processes, and more will be considered for a custom incentive up to $500,000. The Retro-Commissioning program uses studies and tune-ups to maximize efficiency in a building's operating systems, and the Small Business Energy Savings Program provides free energy assessments, hot-water and gas-saving devices, and up to 70% of a small business' costs to purchase and install qualifying measures, like programmable thermostats, conduct boiler and furnace tune-ups.