Gainesville Regional Utilities - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Gainesville Regional Utilities - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Nonprofit, Small Commercial
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Lighting, Water Heaters, Refrigerator Recycling, LED Lighting, Natural Gas Clothes Dryer, Natural Gas Cooking Range, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Central Air Conditioner: $550

Natural Gas Central Heat (Rental Properties): $300
Natural Gas Water Heater (Rental Properties): $250 - $350
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200
Duct Leak Repair: 50% of cost up to $375
Added Insulation: $0.125/sq ft up to $375
Window Replacement: $1.25/sq ft up to $300
Window Tint: $1/sq ft up to $100
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Pool Pump: $250
Natural Gas Cooking Range: $75
Natural Gas Clothes Dryer: $75
Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: Greater of $400/kW or $0.08/kWh
Smart Vendor: Free

Equipment Requirements Central Air Conditioners: SEER 15 or greater, HSPF 8.2 or greater

Central Air Conditioners: Must be 5 tons or smaller systems and ENERGY STAR qualified.
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0 or better
Insulation: R-19 in the attic or R-11 under raised flooring
Windows: Energy Star, U-Factor .60 or less, SHGC .27 or less
Window Tint: Shading Coefficient of .5 or less

Installation Requirements All work must be done by a Florida state licensed Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (HARV) or mechanical contractor that is a GRU partnering Contractor.

Maximum Incentive Duct Leak Repair: up to $375

Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: $100,000 or 50% of project cost

Program Administrator Gainesville Regional Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for ductwork, insulation, air conditioning systems, natural gas heating systems, refrigerator recycling and custom measures. Rental property owners also qualify for a number of rebates offered through this program that would otherwise apply specifically to residential customers. All equipment must meet the equipment requirements specified on the program web site. View the program web site for more information on how to apply and receive rebates. Contact GRU for more details on this offering.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - Energy and Business Service
Department Gainesville Regional Utilities
Address PO Box 147117
Address 2 Station A114
Place Gainesville, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32614
Phone (352) 393-1460


  • 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)"