Dayton Power and Light's (DP&L) non-residential electricity customers are eligible for energy efficient technology rebates. Rebates are available for energy efficiency measures added to an existing system when a customer retires usable electric-powered equipment and replaces it with a more efficient model. Customers must demonstrate permanency or sustainability of savings over the payback period. Equipment must exceed minimum federal and state mandated efficiency standards. Rebates will be paid within 30 days of an inspection of the system.
Dayton Power and Light offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient products for the home. Eligible systems and measures include heat pumps, air conditioning systems, HVAC tune-ups, lighting, and recycled appliances. Customers are encouraged to properly recycle old or inefficient freezers and refrigerators through the appliance recycling rebate program which offers $25 per unit. CFL light bulbs are also eligible for an instant discount when purchased at a participating store. Review the program web site for a list of participating retailers.
The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program uses a whole-house approach to lower energy costs. GoodCents auditors perform the home performance assessment and provide recommendations for a potentially refundable $50 fee. Auditors are certified through the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a national resource for building science technology. Auditors use diagnostic equipment to test the home and identify energy efficiency improvements.
'''Due to new federal standards, Duke Enegry Ohio will cease to offer incentives for most standard T8s and all T5 fixtures replacing T12 fixtures. Contact Duke Energy Ohio for additional eligiblilty details for T5 and T8 Fixtures.'''
Duke Energy provides a financial incentive for its residential customers to purchase energy efficient HVAC products through the Smart $aver program. A $200 rebate is available for geothermal heat pumps with an EER of 10.5 or higher and heat pumps and air conditioners with a SEER value greater than or equal to 14. To receive the rebate, the customer's HVAC contractor must complete a Smart $aver Incentive Application form for each unit installed.
''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides low interest loans (3%) for members to make energy efficiency improvements in eligible homes. There is a $15 application fee for all loans plus additional closing costs (typically under $100). No work that is to be paid for by loan funds should be done before the loan is approved. The loan is paid back monthly via the member's utility bill. See the program web site listed above for additional details and requirements.
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative provides rebates for geothermal heat pumps, dual fuel heating systems, and water heaters. A $1,000 rebate is available to residential members that install a new geothermal heat pump in eligible homes, $500 for members that replace a geothermal heat pump with a new heat pump, or $200 for members that install a dual fuel heating system (rated 14 SEER or better).* Members must use an approved HVAC dealer (listed on the Cooperative's web site) to qualify for the rebates.
The City of Cincinnati offers property tax abatements for residential and commercial buildings constructed or renovated to meet LEED certification standards. The original green building tax abatement ordinance was passed in 2006 and has been amended four times since, culminating in the current abatement rules clarifications passed December 19, 2012. The incentive is available for any building within city limits and does not require a demonstration of financial need.
The City of Cleveland, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Auditor's Office, provides a 100% tax abatement for residential properties built to the Cleveland Green Building Standard. Tax abatements are available to both homeowners and developers. The abatement is for 10-15 years depending on the type of project and is for the portion of the increased property tax that results because of the improvement to the property. The following types of projects may qualify: