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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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DTE Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Construction
Amount:Certified/Silver 10% - 20% energy savings: $0.06 per kWh and $3.00 per MCF
Gold 20% - 30% energy savings: $0.08 per kWh and $4.00 per MCF
Platinum 30% or more energy savings: $0.10 per kWh and $5.00 per MCF
Prescriptive Measures: See program brochure
Maximum Incentive:Customer: $1,000,000 (Electricity), $300,000 (Gas)
Project: $250,000 (Electricity), $200,000 (Gas)
In addition to the incentive limits above, incentives for New Construction projects are limited to 100% of the sum of all measure costs. Internal customer labor costs cannot be included in the total project cost. Used equipment is not eligible.
Installation Requirements:The incentive amount for new construction and remodeling projects is applicable for projects that are at least 10% more energy efficient than a baseline building designed to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Standards. The following incentives are paid to DTE Energy customers based on the calculated energy savings (first year only) according to the level of efficiency over the baseline.
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DTE Energy offers rebates for commercial facility new construction. Measures eligible for new construction and remodeling incentives encourage an integrated approach to incorporating energy efficiency in new construction and remodeling projects. New construction/remodeling projects must involve a facility improvement that results in isolated and measurable or verifiable electrical savings (kWh) and/or natural gas energy savings (MCF). All non-prescriptive measures must pass a Total Resource Cost (TRC) Test, as defined and calculated by DTE Energy, using energy savings and measure costs provided by the customer. A number of prescriptive rebates are also available for individual peices of equipment and measures.

New Construction/Remodeling projects require descriptions of the proposed project, all facilities that will be affected by the project, detail cost breakdown by measure, architectural drawings, building modeling analysis, and performance summary sheets. Contact DTE Energy for additional information on this program.

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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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