Heating and cooling accounts for as much as 40% of the energy used in commercial facilities.
Today’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment uses significantly less energy to operate than equipment purchased just a decade ago. Businesses can save money, increase equipment reliability, and create more comfortable and productive workplaces by making energy-efficient choices when installing, renovating, or replacing HVAC equipment. The DCSEU offers rebates on energy-efficient air conditioning systems, boilers and furnaces, controls and pumps, and water heaters that can help you save money at your business for years to come.
FY 2018 Standard Rebates for HVAC are now available. Custom rebates for HVAC equipment are also available.
Not sure where to start? Don't see a rebate listed for your equipment? The DCSEU's Account Management team can help you make the right choice for your business. Find out more about custom rebates.
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Boilers & Furnaces (Natural Gas Only)
Condensing Boiler 75-225 kBtu/hr AFUE >= 90%
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.
Projects must involve a facility improvement that results in a permanent reduction in electrical and or/natural gas energy usage (kWh).
Projects that are NOT eligible for rebates through this program include but are not limited to the following:
Any products installed at a facility must be sustainable and provide 100% of the energy benefits as stated in the application for a period of at least five (5) years or for the life of the product, whichever is less. If the customer ceases to be a delivery-service customer of Pepco Holdings, Inc. and/or Washington Gas Light Co., or removes the products or systems at any time during the five-year period or the life of the product, the customer will be required to return a prorated amount of rebate funds to the DCSEU. Exceptions may apply for customers upgrading to more efficient products at their own expense.
Before you purchase your new heating and cooling equipment, make sure it qualifies for DCSEU rebates. Condensing Boilers
To apply for rebates, carefully follow the steps below:
By 2014, all District buildings (commercial and multi-family) over 50,000 square feet must use Portfolio Manager to benchmark their energy efficiency and report that score to the city.