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Austin Energy - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/20/2013
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Vending Machine Controls, Energy Recovery Ventilators, LED Lighting, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit
Amount:General Equipment: 30% bonus on all rebates offered through the standard Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Lighting Equipment: Up to 90% of installed cost
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Austin Energy offers a special incentive for its small-to-midsize and not-for-profit business customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities through the Small Business Rebate Program. Through this program, qualified customers can receive a 30% bonus on all the rebates offered through Austin Energy's standard Commercial Rebate Program.  Rebates are available for qualified HVAC equipment, ceiling/roof insulation and cool roofing, chillers, custom technologies, energy recovery ventilators, lighting equipment, motors, variable frequency drives and window treatments.

A separate rebate is also available for lighting equipment. Small business customers are welcome to take advantage of the standard lighting incentive mentioned above, with the added 30% bonus, but could save even more time and money through the Small Business Lighting Program. Improvement costs of up to 90% percent may be covered by the program. For more information, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

  Commercial Rebate Program
Austin Energy
811 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 482-5346
Fax: (512) 482-5455
Web Site:
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