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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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City of Charleston - CharlestonWISE Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/09/2012
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Local Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Varies by technology
Maximum Incentive:$500
Funding Source:The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program
Web Site: http://www.charlestonwise.com
Summary:

CharlestonWISE is an energy efficiency program for homeowners within the City of Charleston. The program offers up to $500 in instant rebates on completed home performance improvements for qualified residential customers on top of rebates available from local utility companies. Home performance improvements must be performed by a participating contractor.

CharlestonWISE is supported by partnerships with the City of Charleston, Abundant Power and the Sustainability Institute.

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.


 
Contact:
  Ben Leigh
The Sustainability Institute
113 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 529-3421
E-Mail: ben@sustainabilityinstitutesc.org
Web Site: http://www.charlestonwise.com/
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