'''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.'''
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.
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.
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.
Consolidated Electric Cooperative provides rebates to residential customers who install electric water heaters, dual-fuel heating system or geothermal heat pumps. A dual-fuel heating systems consists of a new electric heat pump and a gas or oil furnace. The furnace will only activate when the outside temperature is below freezing, thereby increasing efficiency of the overall system. One application form is available for both the Geothermal and Duel Fuel System Rebates. The Electric Water Heater Rebate is located on a separate rebate form on the Consolidated Electric Cooperative web site.
Columbia Gas of Ohio offers professional Facility/Building Energy Audits to determine the potential for natural gas savings encouraging matching funds and requiring submittal of final energy audit report for payment. Natural Gas Energy conservation measures and re-commissioning must have a benefit/cost ratio of 2 or greater to qualify for rebates of up to 50%.
Columbia Gas of Ohio (CGO) offers a number of rebates on energy efficient equipment and measures to residential customers. Rebates may be available if a customer purchases or installs measures recommended by an eligible home energy auditor. Furnaces and Boilers are eligible for rebates of up to $200 while a variety of insulation rebates are also available. The program requires that a representative of Conservation Services Group inspect and test the home before informing the residents of recommended measures and possible incentives.
Columbia Gas of Ohio (CGO) partners with Huntington National Bank's Energy Performance Solutions program to offer a loan complementing rebates for energy efficient equipment to residential customers. Rebates may be available if a customer purchases or installs measures recommended by an eligible home energy auditor. The program requires that a representative of Conservation Services Group inspect and test the home before informing the residents of recommended measures and possible incentives. The $50 energy audit fee will be reimbursed if the customer qualifies for efficiency rebates.
The Green Columbus Fund incentivizes sustainable development and redevelopment in Columbus, Ohio. The Fund reimburses private and non-profit developers the application fee for the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) LEED certification. LEED for New Construction, Core and Shell, Commercial Interiors, and Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EB:O&M) are eligible. In addition to the GBCI application reimbursement, applicants can increase their grant award up to a maximum of triple the application fee through meeting City of Columbus designated criteria.
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: