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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Philadelphia Gas Works - Residential and Commercial Construction Incentives Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Residential Construction: $750

10% to < 20% above code, $13/MMBtu first-year savings
20% to < 30% above codet, $24/MMBtu first-year savings
30% above code, $40/MMBtu first-year savings
Maximum Incentive:Residential: $750
Commercial: $60,000
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must reduce gas consumption
Start Date:9/1/2012
Expiration Date:8/31/2015
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Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) provides incentives to developers, home builders and building owners that build new or gut-rehab facilities to conserve gas beyond the level consumed at code (IECC 2009). Eligible residential developers and builders can receive a flat rebate of $750 per unit. Based upon the level of gas savings beyond code, commercial builders and developers can receive an incentive of $13/MMBtu, $24/MMBtu or $40/MMBtu in first year energy savings. Commercial incentives are capped at $60,000 per project. Projects may use a variety of equipment and measures to acheive gas savings, including: Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Motors and Motor VFDs. View the program web site for program details and full requirements.

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Philadelphia Gas Works
P.O. Box 3500
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 235-1000
Web Site:
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