Financing Retro-Commissioning

Federal Tax Credits for Energy

Tax deductions for Commercial Buildings

A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the energy used in heating or cooling of a building that meets ASHRAE standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions can also be taken for energy efficiency measures affecting any one of the three building systems: building envelope, lighting or heating and cooling.
Expiration: These tax deductions are available for systems that are ‘placed in service’ (ready for use) between January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
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Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Programs

Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Gas)

Central Hudson offers rebates of up to $1200 on energy-efficient heating equipment (furnaces, water boilers, steam boilers, indirect water heaters, programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls) for non-residential customers including commercial buildings, offices, retail stores, manufacturing facilities, local government, non-profits and healthcare facilities. Rebate levels are based on energy efficiency.
Expiration: December 31, 2015
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Commercial Lighting Rebate Program (Electric)

Central Hudson pays up to 70% of the equipment cost of a qualified efficiency upgrade for non-residential customers including commercial buildings, nonprofits, schools, local governments, installer/contractors and institutional buildings. Equipment technologies eligible for the rebate include lighting, lighting controls/sensors, LED lighting, daylight-dimming controls. Eligible fixtures include fluorescent systems, high-pressure sodium, metal halide, certain LED fixtures and exit signs.

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

LIPA offers a Lighting Retrofit Program with up to $200,000 in incentives per project. The appropriate option will depend on the scope of the project and the types of energy-efficient technologies installed. LIPA also offers incentives for building commissioning and LEED certification as part of this program. Preapproval is required for these programs.

New York Power Authority (NYPA)

The New York Power Authority offers its Energy Efficiency Services Programs, an on-bill financing scheme in which technical experts work with facility managers of public sector buildings to identify and design energy-saving projects that are then financed by NYPA and paid off from savings in customers' electric bills.

Consolidated Edison (ConEd)

Through the Small Business Direct Installation Program, ConEd customers with monthly electric demand less than 100 kW are eligible for a free energy audit, free installation of some efficiency measures, and rebates up to 70% on lighting, HVAC and retro-commissioning investments.


NYSEG Gas & Electric Programs

Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (Electric)

NYSEG’s Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (Electric) is a utility rebate program applicable to customers including commercial buildings, federal government, industrial, institutional, local government, nonprofit, state government, tribal government. Eligible equipment includes central air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, lighting, lighting controls/sensors, motor-ASDs/VSDs, programmable thermostats.

Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (Gas)

NYSEG’s Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (Gas) is a utility rebate program applicable to commercial, industrial, nonprofit, local government, state government, tribal government, multi-family, residential and institutional customers. Equipment eligible for upgrades include furnaces, boilers, programmable thermostats

Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program (Electric)

NYSEG’s Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program is a utility rebate program applicable to Commercial customers. Equipment technologies eligible for the rebates include lighting and lighting controls/sensors.