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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/14/2014
Program Overview:
State: Maine
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Boiler Controls, Unit Heaters, Low Flow Devices,
Applicable Sectors: Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Prescriptive Path:
50% of project costs; maximum amounts vary for each measure (see program website for details)
Custom Path:
20-24% Energy Savings= 50% of project costs up to $1,600 per apartment
25-29% Energy Savings= 50% of project costs up to $1,700 per apartment
30% or Greater Energy Savings= 50% of project costs up to $1,800 per apartment
Equipment Requirements:Varies by technology.
Web Site:

Efficiency Maine's Multifamily Efficiency Program offers incentives to multifamily residency building owners for improving energy efficiency. Residencies must have 5 or more apartment units to qualify for this rebate. There are two options under this program: the prescriptive path and the custom path. Under the precriptive path, a multifamily program partner is selected to install the chosen efficiency measures. Under the custom path, a program partner is first selected to complete a whole-building energy consumption assessment. The partner will then establish an Energy Reduction Plan to reduce total building energy consumption by a minimum of 20%. A multifamily program partner is then selected to perform a walk-through energy audit and begin implementing the Energy Reduction Plan.

For more information see program web site.

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.

  Efficiency Maine
Efficiency Maine
151 Capitol Street
Suite 1
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (866) 376-2463
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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