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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Commercial Lighting and LED Lighting Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/21/2014
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Institutional
Amount:Varies by light type, see website for details
Maximum Incentive:Up to 100% of cost; incentives that exceed $5,000 should be submitted to Efficiency Vermont for pre-approval
Equipment Requirements:UL-listed
LED: Must be Energy Star or DesignLights Consortium approved to get "premium" rebates
Installation Requirements:Prescriptive rebates available for projects (new or renovations) less than 10,000 sq. ft.
Funding Source:Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund
Expiration Date:12/31/2014
Web Site:

Note: Some LED fixtures and controls are eligible for a limited-time 20% bonus rebate.

Incentives for energy efficient commercial lighting equipment as well as commercial LED lighting equipment are available to businesses under the Efficiency Vermont Lighting and LED Lighting Incentive Programs.  Eligible measures are listed on the program application. In addition, instant off rebates are available through Efficiency Vermont's SMARTLIGHT program.

Equipment must be purchased and installed between 07/01/14 and 12/31/14 to qualify for a rebate. However, some equipment purchased and installed prior to 07/01/14 may still qualify, and this can be determined by calling Customer Service at (888) 921-5990.

If a customer has more than 10,000 square feet of space to renovate, or more than 100 items that could qualify for rebates, or the total rebate amount will be greater than $5000, the customer should contact Efficiency Vermont directly for pre-approval. Customers serviced by the Burlington Electric Department (BED) must seek pre-approval for all projects and must return the rebate form to BED directly. Applicants must comply with eligibility requirements, use only the eligible equipment, and follow all terms and conditions.

  Public Information Officer
Efficiency Vermont
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 104
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (888) 921-5990
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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