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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Michigan

Name Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Tune-ups, Boiler Modulation Burner Control, Demand Control Ventilation, Infrared Heaters, Pool Cover, Truck Loading Dock Door Infiltration/Pit/Ramp Seal, Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Trap Repair or Replacement: $50/unit

Boilers: $1-$1.50/MBH
Furnace Replacement: $1.50/MBH or $150/unit
Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: $1000/unit
Boiler Water Reset Control: $300/unit
Oxygen Trim: $5/BHP
Space Heat Boiler Tune-up: $0.21/MBH
Process Boiler Tune-up: $0.50/MBH
Furnace Tune-up: $15-$100/unit
Infrared Heaters: $4/MBH
Programmable Thermostat: $75/unit
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor: $50/unit
Water Heater: $25-$150/unit
Clothes Washer: $50/unit
Pool Heater: $2/MBH
Pool Cover: $0.50/sq ft surface area
Pipe Wrap: $3/ln. ft.
Truck Loading Dock Door Infiltration/Pit/Ramp Seal: $35-$250/unit
Custom Projects: $4/MCF

Equipment Requirements High-Efficiency Process Steam Boilers: Rated efficiency must be min. of 82%

Installation Requirements All projects must receive written pre-approval before purchases or installations.

Custom projects must have a payback period of 1-7 years.

Maximum Incentive See Page Four of Utility Application: $100-$50,000/customer/year depending on utility and remaining funding

Custom:40% of project cost

Program Administrator CLEAResult Consulting
Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com

References DSIRE[1]


The Efficiency United Program, administered by CLEAResult Consulting, provides commercial gas incentives for the following Michigan utilities:

Efficiency United

Michigan Gas Utilities Semco Energy Wisconsin Public Service Corp XCEL Energy

The "Michigan Public Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act" (Public Act 295 passed in 2008) provided original authorization to create utility energy efficiency programs across the state. Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers can participate in prescriptive programs that provide incentives for the installation of energy efficient products and equipment. Reduced energy use from peak shaving, demand limiting, fuel switching, power generation, or operating schedule changes does not qualify. To qualify, equipment must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours per year. Applicants can complete online forms with attachments of invoices and all project costs and contact their local power company for more information or an application. Incentive dollar amounts are based upon the annual forecasted reduction at the time of project pre-approval.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Efficiency United

Address 1500 Abbot Rd.
Address 2 Suite 100
Place East Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48823
Phone (877) 367-3191
Phone 2 (517) 999-2350
Email info@efficiencyunited.com
Website http://www.efficiencyunited.com/
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/

  • 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)"