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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Efficient Schools Initiative - Grants   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Schools, (K-12)
Amount:Varies by technology
Maximum Incentive:Varies by school district
Funding Source:Appropriated from Excess State Lottery Funds (2008); Council may raise other funds
Program Budget:$4,109,428 for FY2013
Start Date:07/01/2008
Web Site: http://www.tn.gov/eesi/finance_inc.shtml
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Expiration Date:
Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 49-17-101 et seq.
05/20/2008
07/01/2008
06/30/2010
Summary:

The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative was created in May 2008 to provide grants and loans to Tennessee school systems for capital outlay projects that meet energy efficient design and technology guidelines for school facilities. Schools should apply for a pre installation visit and equipment commissioning, then invoice for grant payment as they receive vendor and contractor bills. All school systems in Tennessee are eligible to apply. Possible projects include lighting upgrades, HVAC upgrades, and other projects that meet pre-determined energy use objectives.

State government appropriated the original funding ($90 million) with a onetime transfer from the Lottery for Education Account reserve and Lottery for Education special reserve account for K-12 capital outlay. Additional money to the fund comes from interest earnings and other funds secured by the Energy Efficient Schools Council. The Council is administratively part of the Department of Education.


 
Contact:
  EESI Program Administrator
Energy Efficient Schools Initiative
710 James Robertson Parkway
12th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 532-8273
Fax: (615) 532-5942
E-Mail: eesi.admin@tn.gov
Web Site: http://tn.gov/eesi/
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