Roundup of Energy Trust 2019 incentive changes for all programs


Each year, Energy Trust reviews incentives to ensure they remain cost effective. We also add new incentives during this annual process. The majority of incentive changes go into effect on January 1 of each year, but trade allies should also watch Insider for updates throughout 2019. Any incentives which are not specifically mentioned in the summaries below remain unchanged at this time.

Energy Trust announced incentive changes, broken out by program, in the November and December issues of Insider. We have also combined the previous announcements into the 2019 incentive change reference below, to provide the full list of 2019 incentive changes in one place.

If you have questions about incentive changes, please speak with your trade ally coordinator or reference the summaries below to find the correct trade ally contact at the end of each section.

Existing Buildings

The following updates apply to Energy Trust Existing Buildings projects, and unless otherwise noted, went into effect on January 1, 2019. Incentives which are not included in the list below remain unchanged. These updates do not apply to other Energy Trust programs.

Measure2018 Incentive2019 IncentiveDetails
Lodging and Foodservice Equipment
Guest room occupancy controls for packaged terminal units$50Discontinued
Spa coverNEW$100 eachMinimum R-value of 12 and continuous insulation (no hinge) or insulated hinges

Minimum 2” insulation material at all points, including hinges

Eligible only for outdoor spas in hotels and motels

Electric water heating for spa provided by a participating utility
Showerhead/
Showerwand
$10 each$7 eachIncentive change

Adding 1.75 GPM
Gas griddle$500 eachDiscontinued
Electric combination oven$750 each$1,000 eachIncentive change
Gas convection oven$600 each$315 eachIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR®

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Electric convection oven (full size)$600 each$315 eachIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Electric convection oven (half size)$600 eachDiscontinued
Gas single rack ovenNEW$2,500ENERGY STAR

Removable single rack which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas double rack ovenNEW$5,000ENERGY STAR

One removable double rack or two removable single racks to accommodate two full sheets per level, each pan a minimum of 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas fryer$800/vat$1,000/vatIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Electric fryer$400/vat$225/vatIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Electric hot food cabinet$500-$1,000 each$350 eachOne unit incentive for all sizes
Gas steam cooker$2,600 each$1,850 eachIncentive change
Electric steam cooker$1,300 each$2,500 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, under counter (low temp), gas and electricNEW$195 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, under counter (high temp), gas and electric$600 each$600 eachDiscontinuing gas water heating

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Only electric water heating
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (low temp), gas and electric$900 each$550 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (high temp), gas and electric$900 each$825 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (low temp), gas and electricNEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (high temp), gas and electricNEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, pot, pan and utensil (high temp), gas and electricNEW$350 eachENERGY STAR
Ice machines$200-500 eachAll incentives are being discontinuedCEE Tier 1 or ENERGY STAR
CEE Tier 2
HVAC and Water Heating
HVAC unit heater$3/kBtu/h inputDiscontinued
Infrared radiant heater, non-modulating$6.50/kBtu/h input$5.50/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Infrared radiant heater, modulating$10/kBtu/h input$7/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Air-cooled variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi-split heat pump, ducted or non-ducted, for office or schoolNEW$1/sq ft of area served by VRFLimited to projects ≥ 25,000 sq ft of area served by VRF

Install dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery meeting a 50% enthalpy recovery efficiency minimum

DOAS air supplied at a neutral space temperature

Each condenser unit has a rated cooling capacity greater than 5 tons with variable speed compressor operation and serves multiple ducted or ductless indoor evaporator units

Meet or exceed 2016 CEE Tier 1 air-cooled VRF efficiency levels

Majority of indoor fans are set to cycle rather than running continuously during occupied hours

Limited to buildings where the primary use is for office or school classrooms
Commercial tank water heater$4/kBtu/h input$3/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Gas-condensing

Tank volume ≥ 10 gallons

Heating capacity > 75 kBtu/h

Minimum 94% thermal efficiency

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Commercial tankless water heater/boiler, > 200 kBtu/h$2/kBtu/h input$1/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:
Gas-condensing domestic hot water, not used for space heating

Integral tank volume < 10 gallons

Minimum 92% thermal efficiency

Input of > 200 kBtu/h per water heater

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Steam traps$250/trap$0.40-$0.90
/lb/hr of trap capacity
Incentive change

Requirements updated:

Expanded beyond K-12 schools with the following three offerings: dry cleaners, low pressure system and medium pressure system

Trap repair or replacement for failed-open status

Pre-testing report to verify trap status (excluding dry cleaners)
Emergency Generator Block Heater
Generator block heater$200-$1,500 eachTBDIncentive change

For more information about standard incentive changes and effective dates, contact Nick Dreves, Existing Buildings trade ally manager, at 503.568.3324.

Existing Multifamily

The following changes became effective on January 1, 2019, and only apply to the Existing Multifamily program. Any incentives not listed below remain at 2018 levels. You can find revised application forms on the Existing Multifamily forms page.

Measure2018 Incentive2019 IncentiveDetails
NEW-Building Operators Certification N/AUp to $600Professional development program for multifamily building operators and facilities managers offered by Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI)
NEW-Spa CoversN/A$100 Electric only

Contact Program for details
Residential clothes washer$120 per unit$120 per unit2.76 IMEF minimum
Commercial clothes washer$300$300Integrated Water Factor (IWF) 4.0 maximum
Foodservice Equipment
Gas griddle
$500 N/AEXPIRES 12/31/18
Electric combination oven$750 $1,000 ENERGY STAR
Gas convection oven (full size)$600 $315 ENERGY STAR
Electric convection oven (full size)$600 $315 ENERGY STAR
Electric convection oven – half size$800 N/AEXPIRES 12/31/18
NEW-Single rack oven
Gas only
N/A$2,500ENERGY STAR
NEW-Double rack oven
Gas only
N/A$5,000ENERGY STAR
Gas fryer$800/vat$1,000/vatENERGY STAR
Electric fryer$400/vat$225/vatENERGY STAR
Electric hot food holding cabinet - half size$500N/AEXPIRES 12/31/18
Electric hot food cabinet (full size and half size)$1,000 $350 ENERGY STAR
Gas steam cooker$2,600 $1,850 ENERGY STAR
Electric steam cooker$1,300 $2,500 ENERGY STAR
NEW-Commercial dishwasher, under counter (low temp), gas and electricN/A$195 ENERGY STAR
Commercial dishwasher, under counter (high temp), electric $600$600ENERGY STAR
Commercial dishwasher under counter (high temp), gas$600N/AEXPIRES 12/31/18
Commercial dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (low temp), gas or electric$900 $550 ENERGY STAR
Commercial dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (high temp), gas or electric$900 $825 ENERGY STAR
NEW-Commercial dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (low temp), gas and electricN/A$800 ENERGY STAR
NEW-Commercial dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (high temp), gas and electricN/A$800 ENERGY STAR
NEW-Commercial dishwasher, pot, pan and utensil (high temp), gas and electricN/A$350 ENERGY STAR
Commercial ice makers$200-500N/AEXPIRES 12/31/18
Water Heating
Commercial condensing tank water heater$4.00 per kBtu/h$3.00 per kBtu/hIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Thermal efficiency minimum of 94%
Commercial condensing tankless water heater$2.75 per kBtu/h2.25 per kBtu/hIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Thermal efficiency minimum of 92%

For more information about Existing Multifamily incentive changes and effective dates contact Nate Collins, trade ally coordinator, at 503.278.3075.

New Buildings

 The following changes went into effect on January 1, 2019 and only apply to the New Buildings program. Please note that any incentives not listed below remain at 2018 levels. Revised application forms are available on the trade ally resources web pages.

Measure2018 Incentive 2019 IncentiveDetails
Ice Machines$200 - $500 depending on type and capacityDiscontinuedENERGY STAR®
Screw-in LED Lamps, lobby or retail$10 - $20 depending on lumen levelDiscontinuedENERGY STAR
Under Counter High-Temp Dishwasher, gas hot water heat$600DiscontinuedENERGY STAR
NEW-Under Counter Low-Temp DishwasherNone$195ENERGY STAR
Stationary Single Tank Door/Upright Dishwasher, low temp$900$550ENERGY STAR
Stationary Single Tank Door/Upright Dishwasher, high temp$900$825ENERGY STAR
NEW-Pot, Pan and Utensil Dishwasher, High TemperatureNone$350ENERGY STAR
NEW-Multi Tank Conveyor DishwasherNone$800ENERGY STAR
Gas Convection Oven (Full Size)$600$315ENERGY STAR
Electric Convection Oven (Full Size)$600$315ENERGY STAR
Electric Fryer$400
$225ENERGY STAR
Gas Fryer$800$1,000ENERGY STAR
Electric Hot Food Holding Cabinet (Full Size)$1000$350ENERGY STAR
Electric Hot Food Holding Cabinet (Half Size)$500$350ENERGY STAR
Gas Steam Cooker$2,600$1,850ENERGY STAR
Electric Steam Cooker$1,300$2,500ENERGY STAR
NEW-Rack Oven (Single Rack)None$2,500
NEW-Rack Oven (Double Rack)None$5,000
Gas Griddle$500Discontinued
Electric Convection Oven (Half Size)$600Discontinued
Tank Water Heater – Commercial$2/kBtu/h School

$4/kBtu/h Lodging, Restaurant, Laundry
$3/kBtu/hCondensing, storage-type water heaters

Minimum 94.0% thermal efficiency rating

Capacity > 75,000 Btu/h

Tank volume ≥10gal

Office must be >5,500 sq ft, commercial gym must have showers
Tank Water Heater - Multifamily$4/kBtu/h$3/kBtu/hCondensing, storage-type water heaters

Minimum 94.0% thermal efficiency rating

Capacity > 75,000 Btu/h

Tank volume ≥10gal

Must have shared central DHW system
Tankless ≥ 200 kBtu/h - All CommercialLodging, restaurant, coin laundry $1.75/kBtu/h

Office, schools, gym
$1/kBtu/hMust not provide building space heating

Integral tank volume <10 gal

Minimum 92.0% thermal efficiency

Capacity ≥ 200 kBtu/h

Offices > 5000 sqft

Gyms must have shower facilities
Tankless ≥ 200 kBtu/h - Multifamily$1.75/kBtu/h$1/kBtu/hMust not provide building space heating

Integral tank volume <10 gal

Minimum 92.0% thermal efficiency

Capacity ≥ 200 kBtu/h

Must have shared central DHW system
Infrared Radiant Heaters, non-modulating$6.50/kBtu/h$5.50/kBtu/hLow intensity discharge, natural gas-fired, non-condensing, positive pressure system
Infrared Radiant Heaters, modulating$10/kBtu/h$7/kBtu/hLow intensity discharge, natural gas-fired, non-condensing, positive pressure system
Bathroom Aerator$5/kBtu/hDiscontinued (1.0 GPM and lower remain at $5)1.5 GPM
Showerhead/Shower Wand$10/kBtu/h$8.502.0 GPM or less

WaterSense certified
In-Unit LED Lamp (Multifamily or Lodging)$8 - $17 depending on installation setting and lamp type$1 all installation settings and lamp typesEach screw-in LED lamp must be installed into a new fixture socket at the completion of construction in lieu of an incandescent, halogen or fluorescent lamp.

LED must be ENERGY STAR certified or program approved

Project must be forecasted to complete construction by December 31, 2019.
NEW-Spa CoverNone$100Outdoor electric-heated spa
Minimum R-12 and at least 2 inches of insulation at all points

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact the New Buildings Trade Ally hotline at 1.877.467.0930 or newbuildings@energytrust.org.

Residential

The following changes went into effect on January 1, 2019. These changes only apply to the Residential program. Please note that any incentives not listed below remain at 2018 levels. Revised application forms are available on the trade ally resources web pages.

Here is a summary of Residential incentive changes in Oregon:

Upgrade2018 Incentive2019 Incentive
Specification Changes
Clothes washersIMEF of 2.38 or greaterIMEF of 2.76 or greater
Attic insulation$0.25 per sq ft up to $100. If R-13 to R-18, insulate to R-38.$0.25 per sq ft, if existing condition is R-11 or less, insulate to R-38.
Floor insulationManufactured homes only: $0.30 per sq ft. If R-11 or less, insulate to R-30 or fill cavity.Manufactured homes only: $0.30 per sq ft. If existing condition is R-0 or less, insulate to R-30 or fill cavity.
Incentive Changes
Heat pump water heater Tier 3, Savings Within Reach $600, All tank sizes qualify; must replace electric resistance tank water heater$375; all tank sizes qualify
Reflector LED, Direct Install$8.75, Must meet ENERGY STAR® requirements$8.00; must meet ENERGY STAR requirements
Discontinued
Alternative on-site wastewater treatment system$400, Select models qualifyDiscontinued
Pool pump$200, Must meet ENERGY STAR requirements and be professionally installedDiscontinued
Boiler pipe insulation$0.50 per linear foot. If R-2 or less, insulate to R-8. Discontinued
Gas boiler$200, 88% AFUE or greaterDiscontinued

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact the Home Retrofit Trade Ally hotline at 1.866.365.3526 or at residentialta@energytrust.org.

Incentives for NW Natural Customers in Southwest Washington

The following updates apply to Energy Trust Existing Buildings, New Buildings, Existing Multifamily, New Multifamily and Residential incentives for NW Natural customers in Southwest Washington. Unless otherwise noted, all changes went into effect on January 1, 2019. Incentives which are not included in the list below remain unchanged. These updates do not apply to other Energy Trust programs.

Existing Buildings and New Buildings:

Measure2018 Incentive2019 IncentiveDetails
Lodging and Foodservice Equipment
Showerhead/
Showerwand

(Existing Buildings Only)
$10 each$7 eachIncentive change

Adding 1.75 GPM
Showerhead/
Showerwand

(New Buildings Only)
NEW$7 eachWaterSense® certified

1.5 to 2.0 GPM

Minimum 10 purchased per site

Eligible only for lodging, healthcare, commercial building employee showers, K-12 schools and commercial gyms
Gas griddle$500 eachDiscontinued
Gas convection oven$600 each$315 eachIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR®

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas single rack ovenNEW$2,500ENERGY STAR

Removable single rack which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas double rack ovenNEW$5,000ENERGY STAR

One removable double rack or two removable single racks to accommodate two full sheets per level, each pan a minimum of 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas fryer$800/vat$1,000/vatIncentive change

Requirements updated:

ENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Gas steam cooker$2,600 each$1,850 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, under counter (low temp)NEW$195 eachENERGY STAR

Gas water heating
Dishwasher, under counter (high temp)$600 eachDiscontinued
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (low temp)$900 each$550 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (high temp)$900 each$825 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (low temp)NEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (high temp)NEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, pot, pan and utensil (high temp)NEW$350 eachENERGY STAR
HVAC and Water Heating
New rooftop unit (RTU) with demand control ventilation (DCV)$29/tonUnchangedRequirements updated:

RTU with Direct Expansion (DX) cooling

Serve spaces not required by code to have DCV

Economizer factory-installed by RTU manufacturer, with DCV included

Space heated by gas furnace
HVAC unit heater$3/kBtu/h inputDiscontinued
Infrared radiant heater, non-modulating$6.50/kBtu/h input$5.50/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Infrared radiant heater, modulating$10/kBtu/h input$7/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Natural gas-fired, low intensity, non-condensing and positive pressure

Indoor use only, ≤ 20,000 sq ft
Commercial tank water heater$4/kBtu/h input$3/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Gas-condensing

Tank volume ≥ 10 gallons

Heating capacity > 75 kBtu/h

Minimum 94% thermal efficiency

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Commercial tankless water heater/boiler, ≥ 200 kBtu/h$2/kBtu/h input$1/kBtu/h inputIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Gas-condensing domestic hot water, not used for space heating

Integral tank volume < 10 gallons

Minimum 92% thermal efficiency

Input of > 200 kBtu/h per water heater

All building types eligible excluding offices < 5,500 sq ft and commercial gyms without shower facilities
Commercial tankless water heater, < 200 kBtu/hNEW$300 eachGas-condensing units must function as central source for domestic hot water heating

Minimum 94% thermal efficiency

Input of < 200 kBtu/h per water heater

Additional hot water storage tanks cannot be added

Only for coin-operated laundries; restaurants and cafeterias; gym/fitness and aquatic centers; and K-12 schools
Steam traps

(Existing Buildings Only)
$250/trap$0.40-$0.90/lb/hr of trap capacityIncentive change

Requirements updated:

Expanded beyond K-12 schools with the following three offerings: dry cleaners, low pressure system and medium pressure system

Trap repair or replacement for failed-open status

Pre-testing report to verify trap status (excluding dry cleaners)

For more information about standard incentive changes and effective dates, contact Nick Dreves, Existing Buildings trade ally manager, at 503.568.3324.

Existing Multifamily and New Multifamily:

Measure2018 Incentive2019 IncentiveDetails
Lodging and Foodservice Equipment
Multifamily Showerhead/
Showerwand

(Existing Multifamily Only)
$10 each$7 eachIncentive change

Adding 1.75 GPM
Multifamily Showerhead/
Showerwand

(New Multifamily Only)
NEW$7 eachWaterSense® certified

1.5 to 2.0 GPM

Minimum 10 purchased per site

Eligible only for lodging, healthcare, commercial building employee showers, K-12 schools and commercial gyms
Multifamily bathroom faucet aerator$3 eachUnchangedAdding 0.5 GPM
Multifamily kitchen faucet aerator$5 eachUnchangedAdding 1.0 GPM
Gas convection ovenNEW$315 eachENERGY STAR®

Full size which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas combination ovenNEW$750 eachENERGY STAR
Gas single rack ovenNEW$2,500ENERGY STAR

Removable single rack which accommodates full sheet, minimum 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas double rack ovenNEW$5,000ENERGY STAR

One removable double rack or two removable single racks to accommodate two full sheets per level, each pan a minimum of 18” x 26” x 1”
Gas fryerNEW$1,000/vatENERGY STAR

Minimum 12” wide vat
Gas steam cookerNEW$1,850 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, under counter (low temp)NEW$195 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, under counter (high temp)$600 eachDiscontinued
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (low temp)$900 each$550 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, single tank, door/upright (high temp)$900 each$825 eachIncentive change
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (low temp)NEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, multi-tank, conveyor (high temp)NEW$800 eachENERGY STAR
Dishwasher, pot, pan and utensil (high temp)NEW$350 eachENERGY STAR
HVAC and Water Heating
New rooftop unit (RTU) with demand control ventilation (DCV)$29/tonUnchangedRequirements updated:

RTU with Direct Expansion (DX) cooling

Serve spaces not required by code to have DCV

Economizer factory-installed by RTU manufacturer, with DCV included

Space heated by gas furnace
Multifamily commercial tank water heater$2.50/kBtu/h $3.25/kBtu/hIncentive change
Requirements updated:
Gas-condensing
Tank volume ≥ 10 gallons

Heating capacity > 75 kBtu/h

Minimum 94% thermal efficiency
Shared central domestic hot water system
Multifamily tankless water heater/boiler, ≥ 200 kBtu/hNEW$2.25/kBtu/hGas-condensing domestic hot water, not used for space heating

Integral tank volume < 10 gallons

Minimum 92% thermal efficiency

Input of ≥ 200 kBtu/h per water heater
Shared central domestic hot water system
Multifamily tankless water heater, < 200 kBtu/h$300 eachUnchangedRequirements updated:

Gas-condensing domestic hot water, not used for space heating

Stacked structures with central water heating

Energy factor ≥ 0.94

Input of < 200 kBtu/h per water heater

Additional hot water storage tanks cannot be added
Multifamily residential clothes washer, in-unitNEW$30 eachENERGY STAR®

Front load washer

Minimum 2.5 cubic feet tub capacity

Gas water heating
High-efficiency condensing boiler$8-$10
/kBtu/h input
UnchangedRequirements updated:

Primary boiler for space heating

Meet minimum efficiencies at AHRI test conditions

Minimum efficiencies based on boiler capacity:

< 300 kBtu/h input: 94% AFUE

> 300, < 2,500 kBtu/h input: 94% thermal efficiency

> 2,500 kBtu/h input: 94% combustion efficiency
system

Trap repair or replacement for failed-open status

Pre-testing report to verify trap status (excluding dry cleaners)

For more information about standard incentive changes and effective dates, contact Nick Dreves, Existing Buildings trade ally manager, at 503.568.3324.

Residential:

Summary of 2019 incentive changes for NW Natural customers in SW Washington:

Upgrade2018 Incentive2019 Incentive
Gas furnace$100, 90% AFUE or greater

$200, 95% AFUE or greater
$200, 95% AFUE or greater
Gas furnace in rentalsN/A$550, 90% AFUE or greater
Attic insulation$0.25 per sq. ft. If R-19 or less, then insulate to R-38.$0.25 per sq. ft. If R-11 or less, then insulate to R-38.
Discontinued
Air sealing$150 per home, home must be built during or before 1982Discontinued
Direct-vent gas unit heaterUp to $100, 80% AFUE or greaterDiscontinued
Duct insulation50% of cost, up to $100. If R-2 or less, insulate to R-11. Duct sealing must be completed prior to duct insulation.Discontinued

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact the Home Retrofit Trade Ally hotline at 1.866.365.3526 or residentialta@energytrust.org.