Cedar Falls Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Cedar Falls Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Compressed air, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Ice Machine, LED Lighting, Retrocommissioning, Compressed Air Studies
Active Incentive Yes
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-01-31
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount CFL Bulbs: 50% of costs up to $3

Fluorescent/LED Fixtures: $20
Linear Fluorescent Lamps/Fixtures: $6 - $14/kit; $15 - $50/fixture
LED Linear Lamps: $10/lamp
High Bay: $125 - $200/fixture
LED Exit Signs: $5
LED Refrigerated Case/Strip Lighting: $2/ln ft
Occupancy Sensors: $20
High Bay Fluorescents: $40 - $90/fixture; or custom
Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps: $50 per unit
Packaged Terminal A/C: $50 per unit
Central A/C: $200 (additional $100 for each SEER above 14)
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: $300 - $600 per ton
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $300 (additional $100 for each SEER above 15)
Gas Furnaces: $200
Gas Boilers: $400
Ice Machines: $100
Cooking Equipment: Varies
Vending Machine Controls: $50 per unit
Clothes Washers: $50
Dishwashers: $50
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: $25
Motors: Varies
Variable Speed Drives: $50/hp
Insulation: $0.40-$0.60/sq ft
Duct Insulation: Custom
Water Heating: Custom
Compressed Air/Building Audits: Up to 75% of cost
Custom Measures: Contact CFU

Equipment Requirements Central A/C: 14 SEER or higher, must be sized by CFU

Packaged Terminal Heat Pump: 10.5 EER, 3.0 COP minimum unit
Ground Source Heat Pump: Minimum 16.2 SEER rating and 3.3 COP
Air-Source Heat Pump: Minimum 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF; Two stage units only
Boilers: AFUE greater than 92%
Furnaces: 95% efficiency
Dishwashers: ENERGY STAR qualified
Clothes Washers: CEE Tier 3; CFU must supply water heating fuel
Ceiling Fan Light Kits/Fluorescent Fixtures: Must be ENERGY STAR qualified
Freezer/Refrigerator Recycling: Unit must be in working condition; must be larger than 16 cu ft
Window AC/Dehumidifier Recycling: Unit must be in working condition

Expiration Date 2014-01-31

Maximum Incentive Appliance Recycling: 2 rebates per account, per appliance type annually

Central A/C: $500
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $600
VSDs: 70% of total costs

Program Administrator Cedar Falls Utilities
Website http://www.cfu.net/save-energy/business-rebates.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


The CFU Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates for a variety of energy efficient improvements in commercial facilities. The amount of the rebate varies greatly by technology and all technology must meet specified energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. Eligible improvements include air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, lighting, controls and sensors, programmable thermostats, dishwashers, clothes washers, appliance recycling, commercial cooking equipment, water heating, signage, motors and variable speed drives. All receipts must be mailed to CFU along with a completed application. Customers can view a complete listing of incentives, requirements and guidelines on the equipment application. If a project is not eligible for one of the rebates here, it may still be eligible for custom incentives through CFU's custom program. On a case by case basis, CFU also provides cost share for technical energy assessments at large industrial and commercial customers, and cost share for efficient design of new construction facilities.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cedar Falls Utilities
Department Energy Services
Address PO Box 769
Place Cedar Falls, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50613
Phone (319) 266-1761
Phone 2 (319) 268-5378
Fax (319) 266-2143
Email energyservices@cfu.net
Website http://www.cfu.net/save_energy

  • 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)"