Energy-efficient motors, pumps, and drives can yield considerable savings when optimized and properly sized.
A drive controls the speed of a motor, which rotates a pump or fan to move air or fluid. Proper sizing of motors, pumps, and fans is the most important factor in a system’s overall energy efficiency. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) can often generate significant savings, too. Their load-matching technology allows a motor to run only as fast as needed, saving energy and reducing wear on equipment. The DCSEU offers rebates on VFDs for multiple applications for District businesses.
The DCSEU offers rebates on VFDs for the following types of applications:
- Supply fans
- Return fans
- Chilled water pumps
- Hot water pumps
- Water source heat pump circulation pumps
(Until June 30, 2021)
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
|$150 per hp|
|VFDs > 15hp||Custom|
Download the ENERGY STAR® Action Workbook for small business owners and staff who want to increase the energy and water efficiency of their properties by creating and implementing a realistic and cost-effective energy improvement program.
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.
Total rebates are limited to $50,000 per location, per fiscal year. View all the Terms and Conditions.
For questions about equipment rebates, or for questions about embarking on energy efficiency upgrades in your business, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.