Existing Multifamily incentive changes effective January 1, 2018


Energy Trust updates its incentives annually to ensure we offer cost-effective savings. The following updates will take effect on January 1, 2018. These updates only apply to the Existing Multifamily program. Please note that any incentives not listed below will remain at their current 2017 levels.

A full list of changes can be found below. Some key measure changes include:

  • Ducted heat pumps—Requirements and incentives for ducted heat pumps in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side properties will change. Heat pumps must replace electric resistance or forced air furnace; it will no longer be required to replace existing central air conditioning. Tiered incentives for 9.0 and 9.5 HSPF will be merged into one incentive offer of $700 for HSPF of 8.5 or greater.
  • Heat pump advanced controls—New incentives of $250 will be available for professionally installed advanced controls on new or existing heat pumps in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structures. Heat pumps must have electric auxiliary heat with a 35 degree lockout.
  • Windows—Requirements for windows incentives in electrically heated stacked structures with five or more dwelling units are changing. New windows must replace single-pane or storm windows, and will receive $3.00 per installed square foot. Projects replacing double-pane will no longer be eligible for incentives.
    • For double-pane replacement projects which are currently underway but cannot complete installation before December 31st, contact multifamily@energytrust.org to request an installation deadline extension. Requests must be submitted and approved before 12/31/2017.
  • Floor and wall insulation—Incentive caps will be removed for floor and wall insulation in gas heated duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structures and projects will no longer require accompanying ceiling insulation.

Starting on January 1, 2018, more information and revised application forms will be available on the trade ally resources web pages.

Existing Multifamily incentive changes effective January 1, 2018:

Measure2017 Details2017 Incentive2018 Details2018 Incentive
Ducted heat pump in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structuresReplacing electric forced air furnace or electric resistance heat and central air conditioning; HSPF 9.0

Replacing electric forced air furnace or electric resistance heat and central air conditioning; HSPF 9.5
$450








$700
Replacing electric forced air furnace or electric resistance heat; HSPF 8.5




No longer required to replace central air conditioning
$700
Heat pump advanced controls in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structures, professional installNew in 2018New in 2018Install qualifying thermostat on new or existing heat pump with electric auxiliary heat; 35° lockout

Thermostat must be on qualified products list
$250
Gas furnaces in stacked structures with 5 or more dwelling unitsMinimum 90% AFUE; must be used as primary heat source$300Minimum 91% efficiency; must serve multiple dwelling units or common area; furnace less than 225,000 Btu/h$1.50-$3.00 per kBtu/h
Windows in stacked structures with 5 or more dwelling units; electric heatInstall U-Value of 0.30 or lowerReplacing double pane: $2/square foot installed

Replacing single pane or storm windows: $3/square foot
Install U-Value of 0.30 or lower

Must be replacing single pane or storm windows

Double-pane replacement no longer eligible
$3/square foot installed
Floor insulation in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structuresR-30 or fill cavity

Existing condition: R-11 or less

Gas heated customers must install qualifying attic insulation
$0.30/installed square foot; up to $150 per dwelling unit for gas heat with pre-existing attic insulation of R-18 or less R-30 or fill cavity

Existing condition: R-11 or less

Accompanying attic insulation no longer required
$0.30/installed square foot

$150 cap no longer applies
Wall insulation in duplex, triplex, fourplex and side-by-side structuresR-11 or fill cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated

Existing condition: R-4 or less
$0.30/installed square foot; up to $150 per dwelling unit for gas heated with pre-existing attic insulation of R-18 or less R-11 or fill cavity; all heated exterior wall surfaces must be insulated

Existing condition: R-4 or less

Accompanying attic insulation no longer required
$0.30/installed square foot

$150 cap no longer applies
Rooftop unit controlsNew in 2018New in 2018Economizers, demand control ventilation and variable frequency drives

See website for full installation requirements
$29-$100/ton, depending on control type
Residential clothes washerIMEF 2.38 or greater; front-loading$120IMEF 2.38 or greater

Front loading with tub capacity at least 2.5 cubic feet
$120
Commercial clothes washersIMEF 2.2 or greater and WF 4.5 or lower; common area only

Leased washers must have minimum lease term of 7 years
$300IMEF 2.2 or greater and WF 4.5 or lower; common area only; must be front loading

Leased washers must have minimum lease term of 7 years
$300

More information and revised application forms will be available on the trade ally resources web pages on January 1, 2018.

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