Not Income-Qualified?

Multifamily buildings that are not income qualified can still access rebates and technical assistance from the DCSEU. Reach out to the DCSEU's Account Management team to help you make the right choice for your property. Find out more about custom rebates.

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Rebates

HVAC

Boilers & Furnaces (Natural Gas Only)

Rebate

ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Gas Boiler (<300,000 Btu/h Capacity with an AFUE ≥ 90%)

$600-$975
High Efficiency Gas Furnace (<225,000 Btu/h Capacity with an AFUE ≥ 94%) $650-$700

Water Heating (Natural Gas Only)

Rebate

ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Gas Storage (Gas Storage Water Heater ≤ 75,000 Btu/h nominal input and tank volume ≥ 20 gallons and ≤ 55 gallons, Energy Factor ≥ 0.67) 

$200

ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Gas Storage (Gas Storage Water Heater ≤ 75,000 Btu/h nominal input and tank volume ≥ 20 gallons and ≤ 55 gallons, Energy Factor ≥ 0.80) 

$650

ENERGY STAR Whole Home Gas Tankless (Gas Tankless Water Heater with nominal input ≥ 50,000 Btu/h and ≤ 200,000 Btu/h, Energy Factor ≥ 0.90) 

$500

Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning

Rebate

 ENERGY STAR Central A/C (SEER ≥ 15 and EER ≥ 12.5)

$150

CEE Tier 2 Central A/C (SEER ≥ 16 and EER ≥ 13)

$300

CEE Tier 3 Central A/C (SEER ≥ 18 and EER ≥ 13)

$400

Tier 1 Air Source Heat Pump (HSPF ≥ 9, SEER ≥ 16, and EER ≥ 13)

$400

Tier 2 Air Source Heat Pump (HSPF ≥ 9.5, SEER ≥ 18, and EER ≥ 13)

$600

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump <65,000 Btu/h capacity (HSPF ≥ 8.5, SEER ≥ 18, and EER ≥ 12.5)

$400

Thermostats

Rebate

Advanced Thermostat (heating and cooling through a configurable schedule of temperature setpoints with automatic variation )

$100

Programmable Thermostat

$50

Eligibility

All projects must be submitted for pre-approval prior to the purchase of equipment. Applications that are not submitted for pre-approval are not guaranteed to receive rebates from the DCSEU.

“Low-Income Households” are households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”).

"Low-Income Communities" can be classified as Multifamily Buildings, Clinics, or Shelters that serve low-income households. “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either (a) a building where the owner or occupant meets the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (b) a multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (c) buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, or (d) buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.

Total rebates are limited to $100,000 per location, per fiscal year. View all the Terms and Conditions.

Apply For Rebates

To apply for rebates, carefully follow the steps below:

  1. Download the rebate application (xlsx). Projects must use the current application.
  2. Submit your application for pre-approval.
  3. Receive confirmation of pre-approval and reservation of funds from the DCSEU.
  4. Submit your invoices and other required documents to the DCSEU via IncomeQualified@dcseu.com. Within five days of submitting final documents, you must provide the DCSEU access to your facility for inspection. The purchase and installation of materials must take place during the 90 day reservation period. Materials purchased 6 months prior to receiving pre-approval letter are not eligible for this program.
  5. Receive your rebate check from the DCSEU after your project has been inspected. Please allow up to 60 days for receipt of your rebate.

For questions about equipment rebates, or for questions about embarking on energy efficiency upgrades in your income-qualified facility, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or info@dcseu.com.