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:
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.
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative provides rebates for geothermal heat pumps, dual fuel heating systems, and water heaters. A $1,200 rebate is available to residential members that install a new geothermal heat pump in eligible homes, $600 for members that replace a geothermal heat pump with a new heat pump, $600 for members that install a new dual fuel heating system (rated 14.5 SEER or better), or $300 for members that replace a dual fuel heat pump*.
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 around$150). 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.