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Austin Energy - Commercial New Construction Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/14/2013
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Thermal Energy Storage Systems, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Tier 1: 125% of qualifying rebates
Tier 2: 100% of qualifying rebates
Tier 3: 50% of qualifying rebates
Maximum Incentive:$200,000 per site, per fiscal year
Equipment Requirements:Projects must exceed 2009 IECC energy code efficiency levels
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Austin Energy offers incentives for the construction and major renovation of commercial buildings within its service territory. The program rewards customers by using a tiered payment format, which provides incentives to customers for using efficient measures and techniques throughout the entire construction process. Tier 1 payments are based upon assessments of the planning and design phases of construction. Tier 2 payments are based upon conditions after the project receives building permits but before receiving the certificate of occupancy. Tier 3 rebates are awarded based upon conditions after the certificate of occupancy has been issued. These incentives levels are based upon the percentage of rebates for which the customer qualifies under Austin Energy's commercial rebate program. Contact Austin Energy for more information on this program.

  Commercial Rebates
Austin Energy
Customer Care Center - Commercial Rebates
811 Barton Springs Road
3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78704-1194
Phone: (512) 482-5346
Phone 2: (512) 482-5389
Fax: (512) 505-4026
Web Site:
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