If you’re considering implementing an energy efficiency project, check for rebates and incentives first that might improve the business case. You might even be able to add other measures, depending on what your local utility or state agency offers.
Check the resources below before beginning your improvement project.
Find local, state, and federal programs, incentives, and rebates
- EPA's ENERGY STAR interactive maps for energy benchmarking data, programs, and policies provide a quick way to find out which utilities offer energy data for benchmarking, and which national, state, or local-level efforts have benchmarking programs or policies that use Portfolio Manager
- The Department of Energy’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is the largest and most up-to-date listing of state, federal, local, and utility incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
- Make sure to contact your utility and ask if they offer free or inexpensive energy audits or rebates for energy efficiency upgrades.
Locate special offers and rebates for ENERGY STAR certified products
Search for special offers and rebates from ENERGY STAR partners, such as rebates or sales tax exemptions or credits for ENERGY STAR certified projects or recycling incentives for old products.