Don’t see the equipment you want to purchase listed in our standard rebates? Any measure or operational improvement you are making in your District-based building that provides cost-effective electric or natural gas savings is potentially eligible to receive technical assistance and rebates from the DCSEU. Get Started on a Custom Rebate
The DCSEU can assist you in evaluating your energy use and exploring different options with technical support and cash flow models over the useful life of the measures you are considering for your business. Custom technical assistance and rebates are available on a variety of equipment, including but not limited to:
Lighting accounts for up to 50% of electricity consumption in businesses. The DCSEU has worked with universities, hospitals, hotels, parking garages, and many other types of businesses across the city to find custom lighting solutions that will save money and increase lighting quality.
For large heating projects where the equipment you want to purchase isn't listed for a standard rebate, the DCSEU can work with you to find the right solution for your facility. We have worked with many of DC's largest energy users on large boiler projects, updated controls, modulating burners, steam traps and even pipe insulation, providing them technical guidance and custom rebates that lower the cost of more energy-efficient options.
Replacing a large chiller in your building? Work with the DCSEU to ensure your project is cost-effective and that you are incorporating other energy-saving opportunities like controls, economizers, and pumps at the same time.
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) not only offer potential energy savings, they can also reduce the maintenance needs and extend the life of your equipment. The DCSEU can offer technical assistance and custom rebates for VFDs across a range of applications.
The DCSEU can help you gain access to financing to fund your energy efficiency upgrades. With a customer's permission, the DCSEU provides project information to lenders to demonstrate the savings that can be realized by implementing energy efficiency upgrades. Lenders can review the project details and get in touch with you if they have a product that might be right for your business.
The DCSEU works with DC PACE, which offers 100% financing for qualifying clean energy and water conservation projects with no out of pocket payments.
In addition, the DCSEU is partnering with lenders in the District and beyond, including:
See how the DCSEU is helping residents and businesses across the District save money and energy.
The DCSEU helps Arena Stage invest in the most cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades and avoid making upgrades that don't make sense for their bottom line.
The staff at Annie’s Ace does more than just sell the DCSEU’s discounted efficient lighting products; they also help customers make wise decisions that fit both their budget and needs.
Children’s National Medical Center works with the DCSEU to plan for energy efficiency upgrades at the hospital as well as to help staff, patients, and their families save energy at home.
Upgrading to high-performance T8 (HPT8) lighting significantly reduces operating costs for Johnny’s Half Shell.
A major upgrade of hundreds of lighting fixtures brightens the ballroom and saves tens of thousands a year.
The energy savings—estimated at more than $20,000 per year—will reduce operating costs not only from direct energy savings but also from maintenance savings. The retrofit will pay for itself in less than five years.
The measures installed in FY 2016 will pay for themselves in approximately two years.