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Nicor Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/19/2014
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, Windows, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Boiler Tune Up, Infrared Heater, Ozone Laundry
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Non-Condensing Steam Boilers: $400 - $2,500
Condensing Boilers: $500 - $7,500
Natural Gas Furnaces: $300 - $400
Condensing Unit Heaters: $325
Infrared Heaters: $700
Storage Water Heaters: $150-$250
Steam Trap Repairs/Replacements: varies
Boiler Controls: $0.50/MBH - $1.25/MBH
Ozone Laundry: $25 per pound of washer capacity
Pipe Insulation: $10/ln. ft.
Pool/Spa Covers: $0.75-$1.25/sq. ft.
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Boiler Tune-Up: $0.40-$0.50/MBTUH
Commercial Kitchen Equipment: varies
Custom Incentive: $0.75 -$1.00 per therm saved; varies by building type and savings
Small Business and Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program: Free assessment and installation of energy-saving products, with incentives up to 100% off
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.
Web Site:

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.

More information is available at the website above. 


  Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
3800 Watt Avenue, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95821-2672
Phone: (877) 886-4239
Web Site:
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