The optimization process consists of systematically investigating the operation of your HVAC system and implementing improvements specifically designed to reduce energy usage while maintaining or improving occupant comfort. Oftentimes these improvements have very quick paybacks. In addition, your local utility has incentives to make the paybacks even more attractive.
Combined, these benefits add up to sustained energy savings in the future.
STEP 1 -- A professional will visit your building and provide an evaluation of the HVAC system. The evaluation will contain a list of improvements that can be made, the cost for making them, and the associated energy savings. A monetary incentive may be available to help offset the cost of the evaluation.
STEP 2 -- Your local electric utility will review the evaluation and inform you of the incentives they will provide for improvements.
STEP 3 -- You decide what improvements to make.
STEP 4 -- After improvements are made, the local electric utility pays you the incentives as follows:
The target of this program is HVAC systems in existing commercial buildings. It does not apply to new construction. This program completely stands alone and may not be used in conjunction with any other incentive programs. The following guidelines will generally apply. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.