Show the Love. Small Businesses Make DC Better.

The small business community in DC is the soul of the city. You are the entrepreneurs, the job creators, and the risk takers. The District relies on you. The DCSEU is showing love to small businesses with two limited-time offers to help you save money and energy.

Free Energy Audit

Sign up for a free (virtual) audit with one of our Energy Consultants. This is a $2,500 value and you’ll get a custom report on energy savings opportunities.

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Enhanced Incentives

Need to upgrade lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, or food service equipment? Sign up before September 30, 2020, and get up to 50% more in incentives.

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Sign up for a Free Energy Audit

We are offering up to 20 small businesses in DC a free audit by one of our expert Energy Consultants. This audit includes:

  • interviews with business staff
  • review of energy use and other operating data
  • walk-through of the facility (virtual only at this time)
  • short report with findings, including potential efficiency opportunities and available incentives
If your small business facility is under 10,000 square feet, sign up for an audit before July 31, 2020, by filling out the form below

Take Advantage of Enhanced Incentives Before September 30, 2020

Let us help you make upgrades more affordable for your business. Work with the DCSEU’s Small Business Account Manager to access up to $10,000 in incentives per business. See the table below for enhanced incentives available:

Check back for frequent rebate updates.

Lighting Controls (Occupancy Sensors & Daylight Sensors)

Rebate* Available September 30, 2020

Wall-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 50 watts Controlled

$15

Fixture-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 30 watts Controlled

$15

Remote-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 150 watts Controlled

$20

Fixture-Mounted Daylight Sensor: Minimum 30 watts Controlled

$15

Remote-Mounted Daylight Sensor: Minimum 150 watts Controlled

$30

Integrated Occupancy Sensor for LED Fixtures: Minimum 20 watts Controlled

$15

Integrated Occupancy and Daylight Sensor for LED Fixtures: Minimum 20 watts Controlled

$20

LED Pin and Screw Based Lighting

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

ENERGY STAR® Directional R/BR/PAR 30 or 38-40

$10/bulb

ENERGY STAR® Directional (R/PAR 20)

$10/bulb

ENERGY STAR® (MR / PAR 16)

$10/bulb

ENERGY STAR® Omnidirectional (A-Type or Globe)

$6/bulb

ENERGY STAR® (Candle / Decorative)

$6/bulb

DLC Four-Pin LED Replacement Lamp

$6/bulb

Interior LED Lighting

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

Recessed & Surface/Pendant-Mounted Downlight Fixtures

$20

Track Lighting Fixtures (Per Fixture Head) - Screw and Pin Based products not eligible under this category

$20

Portable Desk/Task Light Fixtures

$20

Undercabinet Shelf-Mounted Task Light Fixtures

$7

Refrigerated Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)

$7

Freezer & Display Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)

$7

Ambient Light Fixtures

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

2' x 2' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$20

2' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$20

1' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$20

LED Surface and Suspended Linear Fixtures

$20

HIGH & LOW BAY Fixtures

$60

DLC® Replacement Lamps (Tubes) < 1,200 lumens

$5/Tube

DLC® Replacement Lamps (Tubes) >= 1,200 lumens

$6/Tube

Exterior LED Lighting (see application for qualifying DLC classifications)

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

LED Exterior Fixtures <= 5,000 lumens

$40

LED Exterior Fixtures 5,001-10,000 lumens

$60

LED Exterior Fixtures 10,001-15,000 lumens

$75

LED Exterior Fixtures > 15,000 lumens

$110

HID Replacement Lamps

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

LED HID Replacement Lamps <= 5,000 lumens

$15

LED HID Replacement Lamps 5,001-10,000 lumens

$30

LED HID Replacement Lamps 10,001-15,000 lumens

$50

LED HID Replacement Lamps > 15,000 lumens

$75

Appliances

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

ENERGY STAR Oven (electric)

$780

ENERGY STAR Convection Oven (Gas)

$715

ENERGY STAR Fryer (gas)

$650

ENERGY STAR Fryer (electric)

$195

ENERGY STAR Griddle (gas)

$390

ENERGY STAR Griddle (electric)

$325

ENERGY STAR Commercial Ice Machine (Batch style)

$150

ENERGY STAR Dishwasher

$500

Refrigeration

Rebate* Available February 14-May 15, 2020

Floating Head Pressure Controls

$300/controller

Evaporation Fan Motors

$100/fan or motor

Evaporation Fan Motor Controls

$80/control (min. 3 fans controlled)

Add Doors for Reach-in Refrigerators or Freezers

$150/door

Door Frame Heated Controls

$50/door controller

Water Heating

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

ENERGY STAR Qualified Tankless Water Heater (UEF 0.92)

$390

ENERGY STAR Qualified Storage Water Heater ≤ 55 gallons, 75,000 BTU/hr (UEF 0.64+)

$130

Other

Rebate* Available Until September 30, 2020

Smart Thermostat

$75

Smart Power Strip

$20

Get started by emailing us or calling 202-479-2222 and referencing the DCSEU Small Business campaign.

*Rebate cannot exceed 65% of total materials cost

Terms and Conditions and Eligibility Requirements

  1. View the DCSEU's Terms and Conditions.
  2. Businesses must be located in the District of Columbia and in facilities smaller than 10,000 square feet to qualify.
  3. Small businesses include, but are not limited to, retail, restaurant, small manufacturing, and nonprofit facilities.
  4. Energy audits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with up to 20 available. Businesses must sign up by July 31, 2020 to be eligible. The DCSEU agrees to complete an energy audit with the first 20 eligible businesses on or before September 30, 2020.
  5. To be eligible for enhanced incentives, eligible small businesses must complete their projects before September 30, 2020.
  6. Enhanced rebates/incentives for small businesses are based on available funding. The DCSEU reserves the right to change incentive levels or discontinue this offer at any time.