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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Efficient Living Energy Grant   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/20/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Motor VFDs, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting, Ceiling Fans with Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Low-Income Residential
Amount:Varies by technology
Maximum Incentive:$450,000 and cannot exceed 100 percent of the total project cost.
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The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Energy and Recycling Office through Illinois Energy Now is offering grants for public housing authorities PHAs) and their residents for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings. Applicants must be serviced by Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, or North Shore Gas. Targeted PHAs include residential households at or below 30% of Average Median Income (AMI), 50% AMI, or 80% AMI. Funding is limited to $450,000 per applicant and grant costs cannot exceed 100% of the total project costs. Funding varies by technology, and custom incentive projects are available.

Applications are available on the program web site and will be accepted until all available funding has been obligated. Funding may be used in both residential and common areas for interior and exterior lighting improvement, vending machine management, exit sign replacement, occupancy sensors, Energy Star-rated appliances, and HVAC equipment.

  Kate Brown
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Building Research Council
102 East Main St. Suite 209
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-6769
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