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Energy Impact Illinois Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/31/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Amount:Residential: 70% of project cost up to $1,750
Residential: If cost is over $2,500, loans available at 0% interest for 12 months and 7-8% after
Rockford Homeowners: Up to $2,000
Commercial/Industrial/Multifamily residencies: Up to $100,000
Equipment Requirements:Must achieve improved energy efficiency of 15% or more
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The Energy Impact Illinois program offers rebates for implementing energy efficient measures. Homeowners and businesses can use the "Find Energy Savings Actions" tool to see all the programs they qualify for based on their location and home or business type. If the applicant is a Peoples, North Shore Gas, Nicor Gas, or ComEd residential customer they will most likely qualify for rebate up to $1,750 for air sealing and building insulation installation. City of Rockford homeowners can receive rebates up to $2,000 depending on improvement of energy efficiency. Commercial, industrial, and multifamily residencies can receive up to $100,000 per project based on performance and energy efficiency savings. Rebates may vary and new incentives may become available depending on zip code area.

See Program Web Site for more information.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

  Energy Impact Illinois
Phone: (855) 946-7228
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