Efficiency Vermont Mid-Year Rebate Updates

Commercial Lighting Updates

Commercial Lighting Rebate Form

  • Bonus rebate amounts will continue for LED fixtures and controls.
  • All retrofit kit rebates reduced to $30.
  • LED replacement lamps for HID fixtures now use Commercial Lighting Rebate Form.
    • Types B & C only, Type A processed custom- call for custom rebates.
    • Products with E26 (medium/Edison) base that have a sibling E39 (mogul) base product listed on DLC will be considered for rebates.
  • LED Track Lighting Fixtures and LED Display Case Lighting Fixtures removed from Commercial Lighting Rebate Form, but still eligible for custom rebates.
  • Commercial Lighting Rebate Form is no longer applicable for new construction projects (any size) as defined by the VT CBES 2015. Contact us to enroll your project and maximize impact and incentives.

Agricultural Lighting Rebates

$60 for fixture output of ≤ 6,000 lumens
$150 for fixture output of 6,001 - 16,000 lumens
$225 for fixture output of > 16,000 lumens
$30 for any retrofit kit

Rebate changes effective July 1st. Agriculture eligible item quantity increased to 250 per project and Agricultural LED Fixture rebates have increased. Please note that as of January 1st, linear fluorescent lighting (both HPT8 and T5HO) will be removed from the Agricultural Lighting and Equipment Form.

Lighting Design Program

$500 + $0.03/sq-ft for K-12 schools
$500 + $0.02/sq-ft for all other commercial customers.

Enhanced project incentives will be rewarded to designs that incorporate commissioned Networked Lighting Controls completed by November 30th, 2017.

Qualified Product List Updates

As of July 1st, we will be using all of the current ENERGY STAR Bulbs, ENERGY STAR Fixtures, and DesignLights Consortium® lists to qualify products – all grace periods will be complete.  Stay tuned for information about the consolidated Efficiency Vermont Qualified Product List & Search tool coming soon!

HVAC/Refrigeration Updates

Cold Climate Heat Pumps

$600 for ≤ 2 ton capacity
$800 for > 2 ton capacity

Rates will remain at current levels through the end of 2017.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

$300 for the Standard Rebate (AWHS Tier 1 and Tier 2)
$500 for the Premium Rebate (AWHS Tier 3 or higher)

These rebates have moved to a two-tier system. Last year we began to show the NEEA Tier level for each model on our Qualified Products List. These tiers highlight differences in performance for this equipment. Starting on July 1st, our rebates will be different for each of these tiers. All Tier 1 and 2 units will be eligible for $300. Tier 3 units will be eligible for $500.

High Performance Circulator Pumps

$15 (Tier 1) or $50 (Tier 2) for ≤ 144 Watts maximum power
$50 (Tier 1) or $200 (Tier 2) for 145-575 Watts maximum power
$100 (Tier 1) or $600 (Tier 2) for 576-2,500 Watts maximum power

High Performance Circulator Pumps have moved to a two-tier system as well. Most pumps on the existing Qualified Products List will fall into the Tier 2 category, which has the same rebates per pump as they are today. Pumps shifting into Tier 1 will get a lower rebate. This change is effective June 1st, 2017.

Efficient Evaporator Fan Motors (EEFM)

$60 for 6-12 Watt output
$100 for 38-50 Watt output

Rates will remain at current levels through the end of 2017.

Residential Boiler/Furnace Rebates

$250 for eligible boilers/furnaces

Rebates are dropping from $500 to $250 effective July 1st, 2017.

High Efficiency Condensing Units

$600 per HP

Rebate offer subject to change in Fall 2017. Rebates are for approved energy-saving applications only. Not for long term vegetable storage or farms with under 250 cows.

$100 bonus to the EEN member per eligible unit installed

Rates effective June 1st through September 30th, 2017. Promotion subject to all terms and conditions of the EEN Participation Agreement; further eligibility requirements may apply. Offer available for limited time only; subject to availability.

Residential New Construction

The RNC program now has two completion paths for the Efficiency Vermont Certified tier:

  1. Full Home Energy Rating: Your energy consultant uses inspection data to complete the rating and produce a Home Energy Rating Certificate (HERC) with HERS score. In addition to the HERC, you will receive a VT Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) code certificate, completion certificate and a $400
  2. NEW* Completion Path: Option to still receive the required inspections (including performance testing). You will not receive the HERC, but will receive a higher incentive of $800 along with the RBES & completion certificates.

*NOTE: You must choose your completion path before your TEI (AKA pre-drywall inspection).

For more details about program and incentive changes, please see the Specifications & Incentives chart. For projects enrolled by 4/28/17 and completed by 9/30/17, the better of the two incentive structures will be honored (current vs. new). For projects enrolled after 4/28/17, the new incentive structure will be in effect.

Efficient Products

Clothes Washer Rebate

$40 for the Standard Rebate (ENERGY STAR®/CEE Tier 1)
$75 for the Premium Rebate (CEE Tier 2, 3, or ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017)

One (1) clothes washer rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible clothes washers must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

Clothes Dryer Rebate

$50 for the Standard Rebate (ENERGY STAR® electric)
$200 for the Plus Rebate (ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 with Hybrid Heat Pump Technology)
$400 for the Premium Rebate (ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 with Heat Pump Technology)

One (1) clothes drying rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible clothes dryers must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

Refrigerator Rebate

$40 for the Standard Rebate (ENERGY STAR®/CEE Tier 1)
$75 for the Premium Rebate (CEE Tier 2, 3, or ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017)

One (1) refrigerator rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible refrigerators must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

Dehumidifier Rebate

$40 for an ENERGY STAR® Dehumidifier

One (1) dehumidifier rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible dehumidifiers must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

Pool Pump Rebate

$600 for eligible ENERGY STAR® certified pool pump to the customer
$100 for sale of an eligible pool pump to trained installers

One (1) pool pump rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible pool pumps must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

$300 for the Standard Rebate (AWHS Tier 1 and Tier 2)
$500 for the Premium Rebate (AWHS Tier 3 or higher)

One (1) heat pump water heater rebate per residential account and two (2) per commercial account in Vermont per calendar year. Eligible heat pump water heaters must be installed in Vermont. Check the Qualified Products List for qualifying models.

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