Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Energy Savings Kit: Free With Completion Of A Free Online Energy Audit

Comprehensive Energy Audit: 150 or 300
Hot Water Pipe Wrap: 4/five feet
Energy Star Clothes Washer: 50
Natural Gas Furnace: 200
Natural Gas Water Heater: 35
Set-Back Thermostat: 20
Natural Gas Boiler: 200
Windows: 12.50/window
Air Sealing: 50
Wall Insulation: 125
Ceiling Insulation: 125
Insulation For A Crawl Space Or Basement Or Band Joist : 50

Equipment Requirements Natural Gas Water Heater: EF .62 or higher

Pipe Wrap: R-4, Insulating hot water pipes
Faucet Aerator: 1.5 GPM or less
Shower Head: 1.75 GPM or less
Energy Star Clothes Washer: CEE Tier 2 or 3 only
Furnace: AFUE of 92% or higher
Set-Back Thermostat: Energy Star rated
Natural Gas Boiler: AFUE of 87% or greater
Appliances: ENERGY STAR
Windows: NFRC or Energy Star Rated

Installation Requirements All major equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor

Maximum Incentive Water Heaters/Clothes Washers: 1/address

Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft.
Faucet Aerators: 2/address
High Efficiency Shower Head: 2/address
Weatherization Measures: 50% of the measure cost to the customer with maximums of up to 150/measure
Home Performance Program Energy Efficient Gas Measures 50% of the measure cost up to 2,750

Program Administrator Semco Energy, Wisconsin Public Service Corp (WPS), XCEL Energy, Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU)
Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com/default.asp

References DSIRE[1]

Incentive Contact

Contact Name CLEAResult Consulting

Address 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Place Okemos, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48864
Phone (512) 327-9200
Phone 2 (517) 974-7050
Email info@clearesult.com
Website http://www.clearesult.com/programs/
Contact Name Efficiency United

Address 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600
Place Okemos, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48864
Phone (877) 367-3191

Email info@efficiencyunited.com
Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com/

The Efficiency United program is intended to provide assistance and incentives to customers who employ energy efficient measures. Applications are available for each utility from the website above. Energy Star Appliance and HVAC Programs offer rebates on natural gas water heaters, clothes washers, pipe wrap, faucet aerators and efficient shower heads, energy efficient water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. Incentives will be provided to the home owner and based on fulfilling energy efficiency standards.

The Energy Optimization and Efficiency United programs also offer Energy Depot, a set of online tools and resources to help manage home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is a free resource providing a home energy audit; homeowners can quickly estimate the annual energy use and cost of home energy systems and appliances.

The Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act (Public Act 295) passed in October 2008 provided original authorization to create these energy efficiency programs.


  1.  "Database for Renewables & Efficiency"