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Revolving Loan Fund for Energy Efficiency Projects in School Districts and Political Subdivisions   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/18/2013
Program Overview:
State: Utah
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Schools, Local Government
Amount:Minimum loan amount of $5,000
Maximum Incentive:$250,000 per project; no district can have more than $500,000 in outstanding loans
Terms:2 - 12 years
Funding Source:Revolving Loan fund
Program Budget:$5 million
Start Date:8/31/2007
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Utah Code ยง 11-45-101, et seq.
3/16/2007, subsequently amended
Authority 2:
Date Effective:
Utah Admin Code R362-3

HB 351, signed in 2007, created a $5 million revolving loan fund to provide zero-interest loans for energy efficiency projects in K-12 schools and school districts in Utah. HB 318 of 2010 amended the loan program to make political subdivisions, including counties, cities, and towns eligible for loans through the program.

Loans are provided for the retrofit of existing buildings as well as energy efficiency upgrades to new buildings. However, loans can not be used for new buildings to meet the Utah energy code. Loans for new construction can only be used for measures which surpass the prescriptive requirements of the Utah energy code and result in a completed building which exceeds the performance standards of the energy code for its building type by 10%. Loans can be between $5,000 and $250,000 per project. Districts may apply for and receive multiple loans provided their total indebtedness to the fund does not exceed $500,000.

In addition to loans, technical assistance will also be provided to help public agencies and school districts conduct energy audits, design and implement energy efficiency projects, and maximize energy savings.

  Bruce Miya
Utah Office of Energy Development
PO Box 144845
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4845
Phone: (801) 538-8734
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