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Delmarva - Commissioning and Operations Incentive Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting, Retro-commissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Construction, Fed. Government, Institutional
Amount:Retro-Commissioning: $0.02/sq ft or $4,000 (Development); $0.06/sq ft or $12,000 (Execution); $0.05/sq ft or $10,000 (Implementation);$0.02/sq ft or $4,000 (Continuing Commissioning
Enhanced Commissioning for New Construction: up to $8,000 (design); $8,000 (commissioning); $6,000 (analysis/testing)
Energy Savings Study Incentive: Additional 75% of cost, up to $20,000
Operations and Maintenance Training: $1,000 or 80% of enrollment costs
Maximum Incentive:Contact Delmarva for program maximum, depending on incentive and project type
Installation Requirements:Enhanced Commissioning: Minimum of 100,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space
Retro-Commissioning: Minimum of 75,000 sq. ft. of conditioned space
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Delmarva's Enhanced Commissioning Program offers building design and commissioning incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers planning large new buildings. Assistance and resources are made available to customers to ensure efficient building construction and operation. Implemented measures may involve HVAC and energy management systems, including lighting controls and incentives are provided in stages. Buildings must be 100,000 square feet or larger to participate in the program. See the program application and the manual for more details and a list of incentives levels.

Delmarva's Retro-Commissioning for Existing Buildings Program offers incentives to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers for optimizing energy performance in existing facilities. The program analyzes all major energy intensive systems within a building and seeks to improve the performance of these systems. The program is comprised of four phases: The Development Stage, Execution of Plan Stage, Implementation Stage, and Continuing Commissioning Stage. Incentive levels vary as a customer progresses through the phases of the program, with all four stages providing a different incentive structure. See the program web site for more details on the application, implementation and incentive schedule.

The Operations and Maintenance Training Program provides a partial reimbursement incentive for the training and enrollment of facility operation personnel in pre-approved courses. Certification courses, focusing on energy conservation in buildings, are offered to eligible staff members. Only staff members who may influence the energy performance of the facility may participate. The completion of coursework, verified through documentation, is necessary in order to receive rebate. View the program web site for more information on this program.

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Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
2275 Research Boulevard, MS-8N
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (866) 353-5798
Phone 2: (301) 519-5445
Fax: (301) 519-6333
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