Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Roofs, Windows
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Split System Air Conditioning: $200 - $550

Packaged Unit Air Conditioning: $300 - $500
Split System Heat Pumps: $250 - $600
Packaged Unit Heat Pumps: $350 - $550
Solar Screens/Solar Film: $1.00 - $1.25/sq. ft.
Low E Window Replacement: $2.00/sq. ft.
Ceiling Insulation: $0.10/sq. ft. - $0.15/sq. ft.
Roof Insulation (Add R-8 or higher): $0.10/sq. ft.
Reflective Roof Coating: $0.15/sq. ft.
Ductwork: $0.20 - $0.35/sq. ft. of conditioned living space
Duct System Replacement/Improvement: $1.75/linear foot
Fluorescent Fixtures: $30 - $35
CFLs: $3 - $4/bulb
Hardwire Retrofits: $9
Fixture Replacement $9 - $12
High Performance Ballast: $6 - $11
Occupancy Sensors: $5 - $32

Eligible System Size Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps: 1.5 ton - 5 ton systems are eligible
Equipment Requirements Air Conditioning: Minimum 14.0 SEER/11.3 EER; 2 unit minimum

Heat Pumps: Minimum 14.0 SEER/11.3 EER; 2 unit minimum
Solar Screens: Shading Coefficient of .40 or less
Solar Film: Must have .42 or less
Low E Window Glazing: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of .35 or less
Ceiling Insulation: R-30 or higher must be achieved

Installation Requirements All work shall be performed in accordance with all applicable manufacturer's instructions and recommendations. Additionally, all applicable requirements of the City of Austin building code, mechanical code, electrical code, plumbing code, energy code and all federal and local laws and regulations for capturing, reclaiming and disposal of ozone depleting compounds must be met. The building's in-house maintenance staff or a contractor may perform most work. Air conditioning work must be performed by a person holding a valid Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors' License or by the licensed contractor's designee.

Maximum Incentive $200,000

Program Administrator Austin Energy

References DSIRE[1]


The Austin Energy Multi-Family Program provides cash incentives to owners, developers, and property managers of apartments and other multi-family properties for making energy efficiency improvements. Rebates are available for qualified A/C systems, heat pumps, window treatments, insulation, ductwork, and lighting equipment. A free walk-through energy survey is required before a rebate application will be accepted. Rebate eligibility for each identified improvement will be determined by the on-site survey. Rebates for some measures may be prorated or not offered depending on the cost-effectiveness of each measure. Incentives are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Austin Energy for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Multi-Family Program Coordinator
Department Austin Energy
Address 721 Barton Springs Road
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78704-1194
Phone (512) 482-5346

Contact Name Jaime D. Gomez
Department Austin Energy – Energy Efficiency Services
Division Power Saver Program - Multi-Family Rebates

Phone 5124825332
Fax 5125053932

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"