DTE Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Program (Michigan)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name DTE Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 10% - 20% energy savings: $0.08 per kWh and $4.00 per MCF

20% - 30% energy savings: $0.10 per kWh and $6.00 per MCF
30% or more energy savings: $0.12 per kWh and $8.00 per MCF
Prescriptive Measures: See program brochure

Installation Requirements The incentive amount for new construction and remodeling projects is applicable for projects that are at least 10% more energy efficient than a baseline building designed to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Standards. The following incentives are paid to DTE Energy customers based on the calculated energy savings (first year only) according to the level of efficiency over the baseline.

Maximum Incentive Facility: $200,000 (Electricity), $200,000 (Gas)

Project: $200,000 (Electricity), $100,000 (Gas)
Total Incentives per customer: $750,000 (Electricity), $200,000 (Gas)

Program Administrator DTE Energy
Website http://www.dteenergy.com/businessCustomers/saveEnergy/rebates/construction2012.html

References DSIRE[1]


DTE Energy offers rebates for commercial facility new construction. Measures eligible for new construction and remodeling incentives encourage an integrated approach to incorporating energy efficiency in new construction and remodeling projects. New construction/remodeling projects must involve a facility improvement that results in isolated and measurable or verifiable electrical savings (kWh) and/or natural gas energy savings (MCF). All non-prescriptive measures must pass a Total Resource Cost (TRC) Test, as defined and calculated by DTE Energy, using energy savings and measure costs provided by the customer. A number of prescriptive rebates are also available for individual peices of equipment and measures.

New Construction/Remodeling projects require descriptions of the proposed project, all facilities that will be affected by the project, detail cost breakdown by measure, architectural drawings, building modeling analysis, and performance summary sheets. Contact DTE Energy for additional information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name DTE Energy Efficiency
Department DTE Energy
Division Your Energy SavingsSM Program
Address P.O. Box 11289
Place Detroit, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48211
Phone (866) 796-0512
Fax (877) 607-0744
Email YourEnergySavings@kema.com
Website http://www.YourEnergySavings.com

  • 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)"