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Burlington Electric Department - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/10/2012
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Integrated Dual Enthalpy Economizer, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Lighting: See Program Website

Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $50 - $100/ton
Integrated Dual Enthalpy Economizer Controls: $250/controlled unit
Ventilation Fans: $35 - $60
Variable Frequency Drives: $500 - $1,200
Efficient Circulator Pumps: $125 - $400 Furnace with ECM Fan Motors: $100/unit
Boilers/Furnaces: $2/MBH
Wood Pellet Boilers & Furnaces $1,000

Commercial Refrigeration
Strip Curtain: $6/ft.
Outside Air Economizers for Coolers: $1,250/unit
Evaporator Fans Motors: $20 - $100
Evaporator Fan Motor Controls: $550/control
Doors/Door Controls: $50/door
Case Lighting Occupancy Controls: $40
Compressors: $200/unit
Reach-In Refrigerators/Freezers: $250 - $400
Ice Machines: $50 - $75/unit
Defrost Controls: $150/control

Compressed Air VFD Screw Compressors: $1,400 - $3,200
Air Receivers/Tanks for Screw Compressors: $350 - $1,300
Refrigerated Thermal Mass Dryers: $100 - $350
No-Loss Drains: $100
Maximum Incentive:Rebates exceeding $5,000 require pre-approval by BED prior to purchase
Buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet must consult BED regarding rebates prior to purchase
Equipment Requirements:See Program Rebate Form
Expiration Date:
Web Site:

Burlington Electric Department (BED) offers a variety of rebate incentives to its commercial customers. The Commercial Energy Efficiency Program provides significant rebates for , HVAC systems, system controls, lighting upgrades, and refrigeration . Equipment must be purchased and installed in the program year to qualify for rebates. Pre-approval is required for rebates on more than 100 pieces of equipment, buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet, and/or $5,000 or more in rebate payments. Customers must indicate the date and place of purchase, along with the size, type, make, model/part number, and serial number (where applicable) of the purchased item. Check product eligibility and more specific equipment requirements on BED web site or rebate application form before purchasing equipment. All installations are subject to verification from Burlington Electric Department.

  Customer Service - BED
Burlington Electric Department
585 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401-4891
Phone: (802) 658-0300
Phone 2: (802) 865-7362
Fax: (802) 865-7500
Web Site:
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