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Nicor Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: 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, Steam-system surveys and upgrades, Steam Trap Repairs/Replacements, Demand-Controlled Ventilation, Ozone Laundry
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Space Heating Non-Condensing Steam Boilers: $400 - $2,500
Space Heating Condensing Boilers: $500 - $7,500
Natural Gas Furnaces: $300 - $400
Condensing Unit Heaters: $2.50 per MBH
Infrared Heaters: $700
Storage Water Heaters: $150-$200
Steam Trap Repairs/Replacements: $100 - $500/trap
Boiler Controls: $0.50/MBTUH
Boiler Tune-Up: $0.40-$0.50/MBTUH
Demand-Controlled Ventilation: $0.50 per square foot of controlled space
Ozone Laundry: $25 per pound of washer capacity
Pipe Insulation: $4-$8/ln. ft.
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Pool/Spa Covers: $0.75-$1.25/sq. ft.
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/unit
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
Small Business Energy Efficiency Program: Free assessment and installation of energy-saving products, with incentives up to 100% off

Offered in partnership with ComEd:
Retro-Commissioning: 100% of study costs
New Construction: Contact the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
Maximum Incentive: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 self-directed customers are not eligible for the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.
Expiration Date:5/31/2014
Web Site: http://www.nicorgasrebates.com/commercial
Summary:

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 repairs and replacements, and more.

Incentives are also available for custom natural gas-saving projects and are based on annual therms saved. The Custom Incentive Program is for projects not covered by the other Nicor Gas business program. Projects related to burner replacements, controls, process heat recovery technologies, air-side measures and more will be considered for a custom incentive up to $500,000. Customers can choose the Instant Discount Option, which provides a discount at point of purchase from a participating contractor.

The Small Business Energy Efficiency Program offers free assistance and instant discounts to small business owners looking to reduce their energy usage, including free energy assessments, free installation of energy-efficient products and instant discounts up to 100% off other energy-saving improvements.

The Retro-Commissioning Program, through a partnership with ComEd, uses studies and tune-ups to maximize efficiency in a building's operating systems. The New Construction Program, also offered in partnership with ComEd, provides rebates and technical assistance for new construction and major renovation projects. Visit the website for more information..

Contractors can attend webinars and training workshops about program details, receive educational materials/ sales tools and provide customers the rebate as an instant discount.


 
Contact:
  Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
3800 Watt Avenue, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95821-2672
Phone: (877) 886-4239
E-Mail: info@nicorgasrebates.com
Web Site: http://www.nicorgasrebates.com
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