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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Multifamily Apartment Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/26/2013
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Ventilation Fans
Applicable Sectors: Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Refrigerators: $250 per refrigerator
Ventilation Systems: $110 per fan
Boilers: $2 per MBh
Furnaces: $2 per MBh
Free Products: CFLs and Low-flow Shower Heads and Aerators
Maximum Incentive:Total incentives of more than $5,000 should be pre-approved by Efficiency Vermont
More than 15 CFLs per apartment, or 100 CFLs per project should be pre-approved
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must be new
Refrigerators and ventilation fans must meet ENERGY STAR criteria
Installation Requirements:CFLs are for tenant apartments only, not for common areas or owner occupied units.
Funding Source:Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund
Expiration Date:06/30/2013
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Efficiency Vermont offers rebates for the installation of energy efficient equipment in existing multifamily apartments in Vermont for rental property owners. Managers of multifamily apartments may apply for rebates for new, efficient refrigerators and bathroom ventilation fans, boilers, and furnaces. Pre-approval is needed for rebates for totaling over $5,000. In addition, managers may apply to this program for free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and low-flow shower heads and aerators. If a manager needs more than 15 CFLs per apartment or more than 100 total per project, they should first apply to Efficiency Vermont for pre-approval. These incentives are available to customers of Burlington Electric Department  (BED) as well, but rebate forms should be sent to BED directly.

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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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