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FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - LEED for New Construction Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional
Amount:Design/Construction Review: 50% of total LEED certification fees
General Incentive: $0.05/kWh of projected savings
Maximum Incentive:Design/Construction Review: $5,000
General Incentive: $15,000
Start Date:05/01/2012
Web Site:

FirstEnergy offers incentives for non-residential customers who construct or renovate buildings which implement a range of energy efficient techniques in construction and operation. Incentives are only available to customers submitting new construction or major renovation projects for LEED-Certification. Major renovation projects include certified building plans for change of use and reconstruction of an existing building or vacant building. Incentives up to $5,000 are available to offset the cost of LEED certification, while up to $15,000 is available for projects based upon projected kWh saved. All New Construction Incentive requests are subject to review and approval by the program staff. To request New Construction Incentives, submit a completed New Construction Incentives request form to the program administrators. A formal pre-approval letter from the program must be received prior to receiving LEED certification. Contact FirstEnergy or visit the program web site listed above for further details.

  New Construction Incentives
FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison)
19813 Leitersburg Pike, #301
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: (866) 563-5966
Fax: (240) 539-8090
Web Site:
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