Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Hawaii)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Hawaii

Name Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Roofs, Water Heaters, Windows, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Cool Roof, Design Assistance, EC Motors, Garage Ventilation Controls, Heat Pump Water Heaters, HVAC VFD, Pool Pump VFD, Window Film
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Air Cooled Packaged/Split AC: $200/ton

Variable Refrigerant Flow AC: $250 - $300/ton
Water Cooled Chiller (Standard): $35/ton
Water Cooled Chiller (Enhanced): $90/ton
VFD Control (Air Handler): $50/HP
VFD Control (Chilled/Condenser Water Pumps): $80/HP
VFD Pool Pump System: $225/HP
VFD Domestic Water Pump System: $3,000 plus $80/HP reduction
Heat Pump Water Heater: $100/ton
ECM Motor (Refrigeration): $85/motor
ECM Motor (Fan Coil): $55/motor
Premium Efficiency Motors: $10/HP
Residential Refirgerator: $125
Vending Occupancy Sensor: $50/unit
Window Film: $0.85/sq. ft.
Cool Roof: $0.20/sq. ft.
Garage Ventilation System: $0.12/kWh (up to 85% of project cost)
Hotel Guest Room Thermostat Control/Sensor: $100/unit
T8 Retrofits: $5 - $6/unit
Delamping: $2.50 - $15/unit
Lighting Occupancy Sensor: $20/unit
CFL Lamp: $2.00/unit
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixture: $25 - $50/unit
Custom Lighting: $0.10 - $0.15/kWh; plus demand reduction incentives
LED Refrigerated Lighting: $30 - $75/ln. ft.
LED Non-Dimmable Lamp: 2.50 - $6/unit (New Construction), $5 - $9/unit (Retrofit)
LED Dimmable Lamp: 5 - $7.50/unit (New Construction), $7.50 - $10/unit (Retrofit)
LED Hardwired Recessed-Can Retrofit Kit: $9 - $10
Customized Incentives: $0.10 - $0.15/kWh; plus demand reduction incentives
Whole Building (Audits): 85% up to $5,000
Whole Building (Energy Study Assistance): 50% up to $15,000
Whole Building (Energy Study Implementation): 100% up to $25,000
Whole Building (Design):50% up to $15,000

Equipment Requirements See program web site for full details

Installation Requirements VFD Domestic Water Pump System: Retrofit only

Program Administrator Hawaii Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos Engineering, LLC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission serving the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. The program offers incentives for a range of energy efficiency measures purchased and installed in businesses. Eligible measures and equipment includes: HVAC equipment, building insulation, lighting equipment, motors, VFDs, food service equipment, water heaters, refrigeration equipment and custom incentives. All equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements in order to be eligible. All incentives are subject to change without prior notification or upon discretion of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Contact Hawaii Energy for additional information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Department Hawaii Energy
Address 1132 Bishop Street, Ste. 1800
Place Honolulu, Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code 96813
Phone (808) 839-8880
Fax (808) 441-6068

  • 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)"