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CONSUMERS ENERGY
BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
2016 Incentive Catalog
HELPING MICHIGAN BUSINESSES SAVE ENERGY.
THAT’S OUR PROMISE.
December 2015
Table of Contents
• List of Measures
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• Measures
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• About This Program
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Lighting
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Prescriptive Incentives
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Lighting Controls
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Custom incentives
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Variable Frequency Drives
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New Construction Program
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Compressed Air
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Agriculture Program
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Miscellaneous Electric
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Compressed Air Program
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HVAC and Heating Equipment
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Buy Michigan Bonus
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Domestic Water Heaters
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Multiple Measure Bonus
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Building Automation Systems
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Advanced Air Distribution & Energy Recovery
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Customer Eligibility
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Laboratory
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Program Dates
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Tune-up/Maintenance
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Project Requirements
8
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Kitchen/Refrigeration/Laundry
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Equipment Specifications
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Building Envelope & Insulation
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Pipe & Ductwork Insulation
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• Incentive Caps And Limits
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Customer Limits
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Agricultural
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Prescriptive Incentive Caps
9
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Custom
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Custom Incentive Caps & Calculation
9
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New Construction Incentive Caps
10
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Building Operator Certification
72
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Application Process
10
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Smart Buildings
72
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Documentation Requirements
10
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Smart Buildings Defined Actions
72
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Building Performance with ENERGY STAR
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Industrial Energy Management
72
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Appendix
• Other Offerings
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• How to Apply
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List of Measures
LIGHTING
COMPRESSED AIR
LED Lamp Replacing Incandescent Lamp
LED Lamp With WiFi Controls
Screw-In CFL Lamps
LED, T1, or Electroluminescent Exit Signs
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
CEE Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Permanent Lamp Removal Linear LED Tube Lights Exterior Induction Lighting Exterior LED Lighting Parking Garage Induction Lighting Parking Garage LED Lighting
Interior Induction Lighting Interior LED Lighting Probe Start to Pulse Start Metal Halide New Linear LED Tube Fixtures LED Screw-In Replacing HID Fixture
CFL Replacing HID Fixture Exterior Linear Fluorescent Lighting T12 to T5 Fluorescent Retrofit Signage Light Retrofit New RW T8, HP T8, or T5 Fluorescent Fixtures Lumens per Watt Improvement Energy Conservation Improvement New Construction Lighting Specification
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LIGHTING CONTROLS
Lighting Occupancy Sensors
Interior Lighting Occupancy and Daylight Sensor Control Central Lighting Controls Daylight Sensor Controls Interior Stairwell Lighting Controls Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Occupancy Sensors Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Timer Controls 19
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VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES
MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRIC
All Electric or Hybrid Injection Mold Machines
29
Fiber Laser Cutting replacing Carbon Dioxide Laser Cutting
29
Process Dryer Flow Rate Control with Relative Humidity Sensors
29
Smart Battery Charging Stations 29
Barrel Wrap Insulation for Injection Molding and Extruders 30
Welders - Inverter Style 30
Intelligent Surge Protector
30
Network Power Management Software
30
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers
30
Drinking Water Cooling Misers
30
Snack Vending Machine Miser
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Engine Block Heater Controls
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Cogged V-Belt Drives
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High Efficient Hand Dryers
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HVAC & HEATING EQUIPMENT
Unitary (i.e., RTU) and Split Air Conditioning Systems and Heat
Pumps32
Package Terminal Air Conditioner or Heat Pump (PTAC/PTHP)
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Variable Frequency Drives on HVAC Fans, HVAC Pumps
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Variable Frequency Drives for Process Pumps or Fans
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VFDs for Process Fixed (Non-Dynamic) Speed Control
22
VFD on Computer Room Air Conditioning Units (CRAC)
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Well Pump VFD
22
Integrated Variable Speed Motor (ECM) for Furnace, UV, FC, Light
Duty AHU (Up to 7.5 HP)
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Integrated Variable Speed Motor (ECM) for Pumps
23
Compressed Air Energy Audit 24
Correct Sized Air Compressors 25
VSD Air Compressor (50HP - 300HP) 25
VSD Air Compressor (less than 50 HP) 26
Variable Displacement (VD) Air Compressor 26
Two-Stage Rotary Screw Air Compressor
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Refrigerated Cycling Air Dryer – Thermal Mass, VSD or Digital
Scroll26
Desiccant to Refrigerated Air Dryers
26
Heated Blower Purge Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer 26
Compressed Air Desiccant Dryer, Dewpoint Sensor Control 26
Heat of Compression Air Dryer 27
Low-Pressure Drop Air Filter
27
Zero-Loss Condensate Drain
27
Pneumatic Tools Replaced with Electric Tools 27
Electric Motors Replacing Pneumatic Motors
27
Compressed Air Applications Replacement with Air Blower 27
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle 28
Compressed Air Pressure Flow Controllers
28
Compressed Air Outdoor Air Intake
28
Air Compressor Waste Heat Recovery 28
Compressed Air Storage Tank 28
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List of Measures
DOMESTIC WATER HEATERS
High-Efficiency Domestic Water Heater Boiler
High-Efficiency Gas-Fired Tank-Style Water Heater Heat Pump Domestic Water Heater
Tankless Water Heaters
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BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Web-Based Building Automation System
Building Automation System for Manufacturing HVAC Fans Parking Garage Exhaust Fan Carbon Monoxide Control Hydronic HVAC Pump Control Critical Zone Supply Air Reset Control Strategy Air-Side Economizer Optimal Start/Stop on AHU Occupancy Sensor Control for HVAC BAS System
Chilled Water Reset Retrofit Demand Control Ventilation Programmable Thermostat Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor (Natural Gas Heat) Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor (Electric Heat) Web-Based Programmable Thermostat Occupancy Sensor Control For Smart Thermostat Optimized Boiler Plant Sequencing Modulating Burner Control Boiler Oxygen Trim Control Linkageless Parallel Positioning Boiler Controls Combination Linkageless & Oxygen Trim Boiler control Water Reset Control Retrofit Enhanced Snow Melt Controls 37
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ADVANCED AIR DISTRIBUTION ENERGY RECOVERY
Constant Volume (CV) AHU to VAV AHU Constant Volume AHU to Hydronic Heat Pump 44
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Process Ventilation Reduction 44
Enthalpy Wheel Energy Recovery Units 45
Fixed-Plate Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Units 45
Boiler Stack Economizer 45
Steam Boiler Make Up Water Pre-Heat 46
Automatic Boiler Blow-Down Reduction
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Refrigeration Waste Heat Recovery
46
Computer Room Air Conditioning Glycol Economizer
47
Air-Side Economizer For CRAC or Telecom Applications
47
Water-Side Economizer 47
Condenser Heat Recovery (DX Compressor Waste Heat Recovery)
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LABORATORY
Auto-Sash Closer Reduced/Optimized Air Change Per Hour (ACH) Rate
Sash Stops Lab Fume-Hood Ventilation Reduction (Sash Location)
Occupancy Sensor with VAV Hood
Low-Flow Hood with VAV Hood
High-Performance HEPA Filter
High-Performance Non-HEPA Filter
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TUNE-UP/MAINTENANCE
Space Heating Boiler Tune-Up
Process Boiler Tune-Up
Process Burner Tune-Up
Domestic Water Heater Tune-Up
Forced Air Gas Furnace or Rooftop Unit (RTU) Tune-Up
Chiller Tune-Up
Steam Trap Repair or Replacement
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KITCHEN/REFRIGERATION/LAUNDRY
Commercial Conveyor Ovens
54
Flexible Batch Broilers
54
Steam Cookers
54
Combination Oven/Steamer
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Hot Holding Cabinet, Full Size (ENERGY STAR )54
Pre-Rinse Sprayers – Up to 1.6 gpm (Gas Water Heater)
54
Temperature and Optical Sensor on Exhaust
55
Night Covers
55
New Reach-in Refrigerated Case Door, Medium Temp 55
New Reach-in Refrigerated Case Door, Low Temp 55
Strip Curtains 55
Door Gasket Seals
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Anti-Sweat Heater Controls 56
Evaporator Fan Demand Controls 56
Floating Head Pressure Control 56
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Ductless Air Conditioning or Heat Pump Systems
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High-Efficiency Computer Room Air Conditioning
33
Data Room Hot-Cold / Cold Aisle Configuration
33
High-Volume, Low-Speed Fans 33
Destratification Fans 33
Air- and Water-Cooled Chillers
33
High-Efficiency HVAC Hydronic Boiler
34
High-Efficiency HVAC Steam, Process Steam, or Process Hydronic
Boiler34
High-Efficiency Pool Water Heater
34
High-Efficiency Furnace or Unit Heater
35
Direct-Fired Makeup Air Handling Unit
35
Infrared Heaters 35
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Walk-In and Case Cooler/Freezer Electronically Commutated (EC)
Motors 56
Walk-In Cooler Evaporator Motor Reduction 57
Energy-Efficient Ice Machines
57
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
57
Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigeration Case Lighting
57
Refrigeration Light Reduction 57
Laundry Ozone-Generation System
58
Clothes Washers
58
BUILDING ENVELOPE & INSULATION
Wall Insulation General Requirements for Roof Insulation Flat Roof Insulation Attic Roof Insulation Window Reduction Window Film
High Performance Glazing in Windows Truck Loading Dock Door Seals Pool Covers
Automatic High-Speed Doors
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PIPE & DUCTWORK INSULATION
Pipe Insulation Natural Gas Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation Process Steam Pipe Insulation Process Steam Pipe Condensate Insulation Electric Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation Refrigerant Line Insulation
Ductwork Insulation
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AGRICULTURAL
Farm Energy Audit
Grain Dryers Grain Storage Management Controller Greenhouse Heat Curtains IR Film Replacing Existing IR Film Greenhouse Environmental Controls
Greenhouse In-Floor Heating System
Circulation, Exhaust or Ventilation Fans
High-Volume Low-Speed Fans (HVLS)
Fan Thermostat Controller Variable Speed Drives on Agricultural Irrigation Systems Variable Speed Drives on Golf Course Irrigation Systems Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation Low-Pressure or Zero Energy Sprinkler Nozzle Low-Energy or Zero-Energy Livestock Waterer
Scroll Compressor for Dairy Refrigeration
Variable Speed Controller for Vacuum Pump Variable Speed Drives on Milk Pump with Existing or New Milk
Pre-Cooler Milk Pre-Cooler & Heat Exchanger Chiller Savings
Water Pre-Heat Heat Exchanger (Heat Recover Tank)
Dairy Refrigeration Tune-Up
LED Grow Lights
Dairy Long-Day Lighting System Retrofit
Poultry LED Lighting System
VFD for Agricultural Fans and Pumps
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CUSTOM
Savings Calculation
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OTHER OFFERINGS 71
Building Operator Certification
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Smart Buildings
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Smart Buildings Defined Actions
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Building Performance with ENERGY STAR 72
Industrial Energy Management
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APPENDIX 73
Example Custom Calculation
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Sample Lighting Invoice
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Sample Boiler Tune Up Checklist
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Variable Frequency Drive Information Worksheet 77
Correctly Sizing Hydronic Pumping Systems 78
Compressed Air Correct Sizing
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Boiler Blow-Down Reduction Calculation
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Building Interior Lighting Power Densities
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Affidavit Of Infrared Heater Thermostat Minimum 5°F Setback
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NEED HELP ?
Call 877-607-0737
or Email: [email protected]
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Our team is ready to help you with
any questions you may have.
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About This Program
The Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program is a comprehensive suite of energy efficiency programs created to assist commercial
and industrial businesses increase their energy optimization, lower their energy usage, and lower their cost of operation.
A wide variety of energy efficiency rebates are available to help business owners reduce the initial cost of installing new energy efficient equipment
in their facilities. An overview of the various program offerings is summarized below. The sections that follow provide detailed information on the
actual incentives and specific program details related to each of the various offerings.
Application forms for all programs are available on the Consumers Energy web site: ConsumersEnergy.com/mybusiness. All applicants are urged
to download and review the Policies and Procedures Manual located online.
Prescriptive Incentives
These incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and improvements including categories such as: Lighting/Electrical,
Mechanical, Kitchen/Refrigeration and Building Envelope. Incentives are paid based on either quantity, size or the efficiency of the equipment.
Incentives are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in a retrofit or equipment replacement situation. The total calculated
incentive cannot exceed 75 percent of the project cost (as described on page 5 in Prescriptive Project Incentive Caps). Full details of the measures
and equipment specifications are detailed in this catalog.
Custom Incentives
These incentives are available to customers for less common or more complex energy saving measures installed in qualified retrofit and equipment
replacement projects that are not covered by the prescriptive incentive portion of the program. Custom incentives are paid based on the first- year
energy savings (kWh or MCF). Applicants have the option to apply for a custom incentive for projects that involve an integrated solution with both
prescriptive and custom incentives.
Custom incentives include measures that result in a reduction in electric and/or natural gas energy usage because of an improvement in system
efficiency (i.e., a net decrease in energy use without a reduction in the level of service). The applicant must provide sufficient technical information,
equipment performance data, operating assumptions, measurements and calculations to support the energy savings estimates. The decision as to
whether or not an improvement is eligible for a custom incentive is within the sole discretion of Consumers Energy.
Examples of custom projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
Process improvements
Process exhaust heat recovery
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Constant volume to variable volume water
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Variable-speed or Frequency (VSD/VFD) control on motors (greater than 250HP)
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Upgrade of a refrigeration compressor
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Complex air compressor improvements
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Tank insulation
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New Construction Program
The New Construction Program provides an array of electric and natural gas incentives for commercial and/or industrial customers who design and
construct their facilities with energy-efficient equipment that exceeds standard building practices. Through early involvement in new construction
or major renovation projects the program team can assist in design decisions to impact the overall building energy efficiency. Program staff will
provide an engineering review of projects that are currently in the design stages to target financial incentive opportunities for customers and design
teams. The program works with design professionals to influence prospective building owners and developers to construct high-performance
buildings that provide improved energy efficiency, systems performance and comfort. Incentives can be pursued through either a Prescriptive/
Custom application or a Whole Building Design application.
Incentive Options:
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Prescriptive/Custom Application
• Customers can choose from a prescriptive assortment of measures with set incentives
• Incentives available for only the facility owner
Whole Building Design Application
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Performance energy modeling analysis demonstrating significant improvement in the proposed building design compared to the program
baseline standard
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Incentives available for both the facility owner and design team
Eligibility:
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Projects must result in a facility improvement with a permanent reduction in electrical (kWh) and/or natural gas (MCF) energy usage above
baseline practices
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The project MUST be in the design phase when submitting the pre-notification application
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The new construction/major renovation project must meet one of the following definitions:
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New building projects wherein no structure or site footprint presently exists
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Addition or expansion of an existing building or site footprint
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Major tenant improvements that change the use of the space
Agriculture Program
The Agriculture Program assists Michigan farmers, growers and producers by offering incentives for the completion of energy efficiency
audits and projects. This program will incentivize the customer portion of an MSU/REAP energy audit payment for a USDA Tier II audit. The
Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency team will review the results of the audit to provide guidance to the customer on applying for
Prescriptive or Custom incentives.
Who can participate:
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Customers on a commercial rate code or a residential farm rate code
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Customers installing measures at a full-time agricultural operation
What we provide:
Audit incentive for completion of MSU/REAP USDA Tier II energy audit
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Evaluation of audit results
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Prescriptive or Custom incentives through the Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program
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Details of the incentives are available through Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program catalog and incentive application form
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Compressed Air Program
The Compressed Air Program is designed to provide special incentives to industrial customers with compressed air systems installed in their
facilities. The program gives customers the opportunity to examine their system efficiency through Compressed Air Energy Audits, as well as to
provide them with financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements to their systems. A variety of prescriptive measures are available, and
customers who have projects not listed can apply for custom incentives.
Details of the incentives are available through the Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency program catalog and incentive application form.
Buy Michigan Bonus
Customers who use Michigan Made products in their energy-saving projects may be eligible for an additional bonus incentive. This bonus is
only for full unit replacements, not retrofit projects. An affidavit from the manufacturer attesting the product’s eligibility is required. For more
information about this bonus, go to: ConsumersEnergy.com/mybusiness.
Multiple Measure Bonus
The Multiple Measure Bonus program offers an additional bonus incentive on the total application incentive when a customer submits a single
application containing measures in more than one category. Categories are defined as: Lighting, Lighting Controls, VFDs, Compressed Air,
Advanced Air Distribution & Energy Recovery, Domestic Water Heating, Building Automation Controls, Laboratory, Tune Up/Maintenance,
Kitchen/Refrigeration/Laundry, Building Envelope, Pipe & Ductwork, Insulation, Agricultural, and Custom. Deep dive energy efficiency projects
help the customer to realize a more significant reduction in energy usage, as well as promote a variety of energy efficiency measures across an entire
facility.
Bonus measure eligibility:
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Customers must submit a single application with energy efficiency projects in more than one category
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Customer final applications submitted from December 1, 2015 through November 30, 2016 may be eligible to participate in the program
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To qualify for the bonus, no single category of incentives may be valued at more than 75 percent of the total sum of incentives on the application.
For more information about this bonus, see the program application.
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How to Apply
Customer Eligibility
To participate in any Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program, customers must be a commercial and/or industrial customer of
Consumers Energy. Residential Agricultural customers qualify for Agricultural measures.
Qualified incentives must be installed at facilities served by Consumers Energy, and projects must result in an improvement in energy efficiency.
Equipment must meet the specifications as explained in this catalog and also as set forth in the program application. For each site there must be at
least one meter that is on an eligible rate schedule.
Program Effective Dates
The Business Energy Efficiency Program offers incentives for the 2016 program year until funds are exhausted or until December 31, 2016,
whichever comes first. All projects must be completed and final applications received no later than November 30, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016
program incentives.
Project Requirements
The Business Energy Efficiency Program includes the following project requirements:
• Projects must involve a facility improvement that results in a permanent reduction in electrical and/or gas energy usage (kWh and/or MCF)
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Any measures installed at a facility must be sustainable and provide 100 percent of the energy benefits as stated in the application for a period
of five years or for the life of the product, whichever is less. If the customer ceases to be a delivery service customer of Consumers Energy or
removes the equipment or systems at any time during the five-year period or the life of the product, the customer may be required to return a
prorated amount of incentive funds to Consumers Energy
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The Business Energy Efficiency team reserves the right to inspect all projects to verify compliance with the program rules and verify the
accuracy of project documentation. This may include pre and or post inspections, data collection, and interviews. The customer must allow
access to records and installation sites for a period of three years after receipt of incentive payment
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New Construction projects MUST be in the design phase when submitting the pre-notification application. Final project eligibility is at the
discretion of Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency program personnel
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To qualify under the New Construction Program, your new construction/major renovation project must meet the following definition:
New building projects wherein no structure or site footprint presently exists: addition or expansion of an existing building or site footprint; major tenant improvements that change the use of the space; or energy load is added
Projects that are NOT eligible for an incentives include the following:
• Fuel switching (e.g. electric to gas or gas to electric)*
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Changes in operational and/or maintenance practices or simple control modifications not involving capital costs
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On-site electricity generation
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Projects that involve peak-shifting (and not kWh savings)
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Projects involving renewable energy
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T12 Lighting retrofits to Non-CEE-listed T8 fluorescent lighting in 4-foot and 8-foot lamps applications
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LED Lighting that is not ENERGY STAR ® approved or listed by DesignLights Consortium ® (DLC)
*May be eligible under the self-direct program, if overall BTU/hr. are reduced at that facility.
Equipment Specifications
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This catalog provides the equipment specifications for the measures eligible for incentives. All equipment must be recycled/disposed of according
to state, federal and local regulations. Information about the requirements for the State of Michigan can be found at the Michigan Department of
Environmental Quality Web site: www.michigan.gov/deq/.
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Incentive Caps And Limits
Incentives are subject to limits in order to encourage equitable distribution of the funds among as many Consumers Energy customers as possible.
Incentive caps are annual, and are calculated based upon which program year the incentive is paid to the customer.
Customer Annual Limits
The amount of incentives a facility or customer can receive is limited. A facility is defined as contiguous property for which a single customer
is responsible for paying the Consumers Energy electricity and/or natural gas bill. A customer is defined as the organization under which the
company (or companies) are owned or operated, regardless of who is responsible for paying the bill. Program year incentive limits are per facility
for custom incentives as shown below.
Prescriptive Incentives
100 percent of the calculated incentive up to $200,000 per facility
50 percent of the calculated incentive above $200,000 per facility
75 percent of the total project cost
Custom Incentives
Customer Incentive Limit
Large Gas Customers
(>100,000 MCF/yr. usage)
1 00 percent of the calculated incentive up to $200,000 per facility
50 percent of the calculated incentive above $200,000 per facility
50 percent of the total project cost
$1,000,000 across all facilities per customer
$100,000 per unique project (capped at $250,000 per facility)
(Only applies to gas incentives)
Prescriptive Incentive Caps
The amount of a prescriptive incentive cannot exceed 75 percent of the cost of the project. Project costs may include the labor necessary to install
the measure, and costs related with the disposal of the removed equipment. Internal labor costs may not be included in the total project cost.
For prescriptive projects, project incentives cannot exceed 100 percent of the calculated incentive up to $200,000 per facility, 50 percent of the
calculated incentive above $200,000 per facility, capped at 75 percent of the installation cost. The customer is responsible for providing sufficient
documentation to validate the project costs. Manufacturer, vendor, distributor, trade ally or contractor provided incentives (credits, deductions,
refunds, etc) must be subtracted from the total installation costs.
Custom Incentive Caps & Calculation
For custom projects, project incentives cannot exceed 50 percent of the total custom project cost for purchasing and installing energy efficiency
measures. The project cap applies to the whole project. Internal customer labor costs cannot be included in the total project cost. Consumers
Energy reserves the right to apply this cap to individual custom measures when measure costs are significantly higher than typical costs seen in this
program. Manufacturer, vendor, distributor, trade ally or contractor provided incentives (credits, deductions, refunds, etc) must be subtracted from
the total installation costs.
The payback period for Custom Incentives has to be between one and eight years. The total calculated incentive cannot exceed 50 percent of the
measure cost. 100 percent of the calculated incentive up to $200,000 per facility; 50 percent of the calculated incentive above $200,000 per facility.
Payback period is calculated with the following equation:
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Simple Payback Period
=
Measure Cost
(Annual kWh Saved x Electricity Rate) + (Annual MCF Saved x Natural Gas Rate)
The Incremental Measure Cost (IMC) is the cost of implementing a measure; less any costs that would have been incurred by the applicant to
achieve all of the project benefits, other than those resulting in the incented energy savings. The IMC can either be the incremental equipment
cost or the full cost of a measure; and is determined by the cost basis. The cost basis is derived from the type of measure in the application (retrofit,
replace on burnout, or new) and (b) whether the measure is displacing existing technology, being installed in absence of any existing technology, or
is an alternative to a competing technology. In general, new construction and replace on burnout measures use the incremental equipment cost as
the IMC. For retrofit measures, the full cost is typically used as the IMC such as in the case where a customer installs a new technology such as an
LED exit sign in place of an existing incandescent exit sign.
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New Construction Incentive Caps
New Construction projects are subject to the same customer caps and limits, prescriptive incentive caps, and custom incentive caps set forth above.
Not all prescriptive measures are eligible for participation in the New Construction program. Eligible measures are identified in the program
application and the measure specifications.
Application Process
The application process is described in Section 1 of the application which is available online at the Consumers Energy website. If you have
questions regarding the program or the application please contact the program team at either:
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877-607-0737
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[email protected]
Documentation Requirements
Pre-Notification Application
Please review the Incentive Catalog to identify the supporting documentation that must be legible and submitted with the incentive(s) you are
applying for. This may include, but is not limited to, equipment specifications, floor plans, lighting schedules and custom project calculations.
Before submitting your pre-notification application, make sure you have completed the following:
• Include all required information in the applicant information and measure worksheet sections of the application
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Verify that all required supporting documentation and new equipment specifications are included
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Make copies of all documentation for your records
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Copy of payee's W9
Final Application
Detailed invoices and supporting documentation must be legible and submitted with your application within 60 days of the project completion
date. Invoices and/or proof of purchase must include all of the following information:
• Invoice number and date
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Vendor name and address
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Itemized list of specific equipment, including model number, manufacturer, price and quantity
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Customer name and address
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Total cost of the of purchase
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Copy of payee's W9
Please allow six to eight weeks to receive your incentive check. Incentives cannot be processed for payment until the complete application and all
required documentation is received and approved.
Please carefully read the Terms and Conditions. Before submitting your application, make sure you have completed the following. Any missing
information will delay the processing of your application.
• Include all required information in the applicant information, final application and measure worksheet section of the application
Make sure your final application is signed
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Verify all required invoices, supporting documentation and equipment specification are included
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Make copies of all documentation for your records
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Lighting
Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Retrofits
All LED products, excluding exit signs, must be listed as an approved
product for their specific purpose by ENERGY STAR ® or the Design
Lights Consortium.
Fixture wattage as listed within the application must include any
applicable ballast or other required operating device.
These incentives are not available for LED lamps discounted by any
utility company and purchased at retail stores participating in the LED
discount program. Incentives for LED lamps purchased from those
retailers are included in the discounted price (discounted LEDs are
identified at point of purchase).
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
These incentives are not available for CFLs discounted by any utility
company and purchased at retail stores participating in the CFL
discount program. Incentives for CFLs purchased from those retailers
are included in the discounted price. (Discounted CFLs are identified
at point of purchase).
Measure
Unit
CFL - Screw-In (30W or less)
Lamp
CFL - Screw-In (31W to 115W)
Lamp
CFL - Dimmable or 3-Way
Lamp
Screw-In CFL Lamps
Measure
Unit
LED PAR Replacing Halogen PAR
Lamp
•
Screw-in CFLs must be approved by ENERGY STAR ®
LED MR16 Replacing Halogen MR16
Lamp
•
CFLs must replace existing incandescent lamps
LED A-Series Replacing Incandescent A-Series
Lamp
•
Interior fixtures only
LED Candelabra or Globe Replacing Incandescent
Candelabra or Globe
Lamp
•
Incentive is based on wattage of CFL
LED BR-Series Replacing Incandescent BR-Series
Lamp
LED Lamps with WiFi Controls
Lamp
Requirements:
Exit Signs, Retrofit or Replacement
Measure
LED Lamp Replacing Incandescent Lamp
Requirements:
•
Available for both screw-in or plug-in style bulbs used as
replacements for incandescent lamps in interior applications
•
Lamp must be approved by ENERGY STAR ®
LED Lamp With WiFi Controls
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Requirements:
LED, T1, or Electroluminescent Exit Signs
Unit
Fixture
LED, T1, or Electroluminescent Exit Signs
Requirements:
•
High-efficiency exit sign must replace or retrofit an existing
incandescent exit sign
•
Electroluminescent, T1, and LED exit signs are eligible for this
incentive
•
All lamps must have built-in wireless control capabilities
•
Non-electrified and remote exit signs are not eligible
•
The use of a device to connect a standard (no built-in wireless
capabilities) LED lamp to a controls system is not eligible
•
•
All lamps must utilize an Edison base to receive power
All new exit signs or retrofit exit signs must be UL or ETL listed,
have a minimum warranty of 5 years, and have input wattages up
to 2.5W/face or up to 5W/sign
•
The lamp must meet the following requirements: CRI ≥ 80,
L70 rated life ≥ 25,000 hrs (or ≥ 2 years for candelabras), and
warranty ≥ 3 years
•
If the exit sign installed includes emergency lights, the
corresponding model without emergency lights must meet the
required 2.5 W/face or up to 5W/sign
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Lighting Retrofits
Permanent Lamp Removal
For all Lighting Retrofits:
•
•
•
Manufacturer’s specification sheet must accompany the
application form
The lamp must meet the specifications in order to qualify for an
incentive
All 4-foot T8 lamps must be Consortium for Energy Efficiency
(CEE) (www. cee1.org) approved
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Unit
2-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast)
Lamp
3-foot T12 to T8 or T5 (with ballast)
Lamp
CEE Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Unit
4-foot T12 to CEE T8 (with ballast)
Lamp
4-foot Standard T8 to reduced wattage CEE T8
(with ballast)
Permanent Lamp Removal
Unit
T8 or T12 2-foot Lamp Removal
(combined with retrofit)
Lamp Removed
T8 or T12 3-foot Lamp Removal
(combined with retrofit)
Lamp Removed
T8 or T12 4-foot Lamp Removal
(combined with retrofit)
Lamp Removed
T8 or T12 8-foot Lamp Removal
(combined with retrofit)
Lamp Removed
Permanent Lamp Removal (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for the permanent removal of existing fluorescent
lamps
Lamp
•
8-foot T12 to Two (2) 4-foot CEE T8
8-foot Lamp
Replaced
Permanent lamp removal is the net reduction in the quantity of
lamps after an incentive project is completed
•
8-foot T12 HO to Two (2) 4-foot CEE T8
8-foot Lamp
Replaced
Customers are responsible for determining whether or not to use
reflectors in combination with lamp removal in order to maintain
adequate lighting levels. Light retrofits are expected to meet the
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
recommended light levels
•
Unused lamps, lamp holders, and ballasts must be permanently
removed from the fixture and disposed of in accordance with
local regulations
•
This incentive is applicable when retrofitting from T12 or T8
lamps CEE T8 lamps or linear LED tube lights. Removal of lamps
from a T12 fixture that is not retrofitted with T8 lamps or linear
LED or T8 tube lights is not eligible for this measure
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Requirements:
•
Available for existing 2-foot and 3-foot replacing existing T12
lamps and magnetic ballasts
•
The new lamp color rendering index (CRI) must be at least 80
CEE Linear Fluorescent Retrofit
Requirements:
The retrofit of existing 4-foot T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts
with electronic ballasts and CEE-approved T8 lamps qualifies for
the 4-foot T12 to CEE T8 measure
•
The retrofit of existing 4-foot 32W T8 lamps with CEE-approved
25W or 28W T8 lamps is eligible for the 4-foot Standard T8 to
CEE T8 measure
•
The retrofit of existing 8-foot T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts
with T8 ballasts and CEE-approved T8 lamps qualifies for the
8-foot T12 to Two (2) 4-foot CEE T8 lamps measure
•
The retrofit of existing 8-foot T12 high-output lamps and
magnetic ballasts with T8 lamps qualifies for the 8-foot T12 HO
to Two (2) 4-foot CEE T8 lamps measure
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Linear LED Tube Lights
Measure
Unit
2-foot T12 to 2-foot LED Tube Light
Lamp
Exterior Induction Lighting
(Pre-Notification Required)
2-foot T8 to 2-foot LED Tube Light
Lamp
Requirements:
4-foot T12 to 4-foot LED Tube Light
Lamp
4-foot T8 to 4-foot LED Tube Light
Lamp
8-foot T12 to Two 4-foot LED Tube Lights
8-foot Lamp Replaced
8-foot T8 to Two 4-foot LED Tube Lights
8-foot Lamp Replaced
•
Available for exterior applications for replacing existing highintensity discharge fixtures or incandescent (over 250 watts) with
induction fixtures
•
Applicable to exterior fixtures that are on a minimum of 11 hours
per day
•
For induction fixtures or retrofit kits, the following minimum
requirements must be met:
Linear LED Tube Lights (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Linear LED tube lights must be retrofitting existing interior T8
or T12 linear fluorescent lamps. Any existing T12 fixture ballast
must be removed or permanently disabled
•
Linear LED tube lights must be Design Light Consortium
certified for linear replacement lamps, or CEE tier II (two)
•
New fixtures utilizing LED tube lamps do NOT qualify
Lighting Retrofit Fixtures
Minimum fixture initial efficacy of 70 lumens/watt
»»
Minimum average rated life of 100,000 hours
»»
Minimum CRI of 80
»»
Minimum warranty of 5 years
Exterior LED Lighting
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for exterior applications for replacing existing highintensity discharge fixtures or incandescent (over 250 watts) with
LED fixtures
•
Applicable to exterior fixtures that are on a minimum of 11 hours
per day
•
Linear LED tube light retrofits or new fixtures do not qualify for
this incentive
•
The new fixture or retrofit kit must be approved by Design Lights
Consortium or ENERGY STAR ®
New Fixture Measures
Unit
Exterior Induction Lighting
Watt Reduced
Exterior LED Lighting
Watt Reduced
Parking Garage Induction Light
Watt Reduced
Parking Garage LED Lighting
Watt Reduced
Interior Induction Lighting
Watt Reduced
Interior LED Lighting
(High Bay ≥ 15-foot)
Watt Reduced
Interior LED Lighting
(Low Bay < 15-foot)
Parking Garage Induction Lighting
(Pre-Notification Required)
Watt Reduced
Requirements:
Probe Start to Pulse Start Metal Halide New Fixture
Watt Reduced
New Linear LED Tube Fixtures (High Bay ≥ 15-foot)
Watt Reduced
New Linear LED Tube Fixtures (Low Bay < 15-foot)
Measure
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•
Available for parking garage applications for replacing existing
high-intensity discharge fixtures or incandescent (over 250 watts)
with induction fixtures
Watt Reduced
•
Applicable to parking garage fixtures that are on approximately
20 hours a day
Unit
•
LED Screw-In Replacing HID Fixture
Watt Reduced
For induction fixtures or retrofit kits, the following minimum
requirements must be met:
CFL Replacing HID Fixture
Watt Reduced
»»
Minimum initial fixture efficacy of 70 lumens/watt
Exterior Linear Fluorescent Lighting Retrofit
Watt Reduced
»»
Minimum average rated life of 100,000 hrs
T12 to T5 Fluorescent Retrofit
Watt Reduced
»»
Minimum CRI of 80
Signage Lighting Retrofit
Watt Reduced
»»
Minimum warranty of 5 years
Probe Start to Pulse Start Metal Halide Lamp &
Ballast Replacement
Watt Reduced
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Parking Garage LED Lighting
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for parking garage applications for replacing existing
high-intensity discharge fixtures or incandescent (over 250 watts)
with LED fixtures
•
Lamps must be reduced in wattage, have a minimum efficacy of
50 lumens per watt and have a CRI of 70 or above
•
Ceramic metal halide lamp and pulse start (or electronic) ballast
retrofits qualify for the incentive
New Linear LED Tube Fixtures
Requirements:
•
Applicable to parking garage fixtures that are on approximately
20 hours a day
•
New fixtures utilizing linear LED tube lamps qualify for this
measure
•
The new fixture or retrofit kit must be qualified by the Design
Lights Consortium
•
Linear LED tube lights must be Design Lights Consortium
certified for linear replacement lamps, or CEE Tier Two
•
New fixtures must replace existing incandescent, mercury vapor,
T8 fluorescent, T12 fluorescent, metal halide or high pressure
sodium fixtures in interior installations.
•
Fixtures installed 15-feet or higher are considered “High Bay”
•
Fixture wattage as listed within the application must include any
applicable ballast or other required operating devices
Interior Induction Lighting (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The new lighting fixture must either be a permanently-wired
lamp retrofit or a completely new fixture
•
New fixtures must replace or retrofit existing incandescent,
mercury vapor, T8 fluorescent, T12 fluorescent, standard metal
halide or high-pressure sodium fixture in interior installations
•
New product must have
LED Screw-In Replacing HID Fixture
(Pre-Notification Required)
»»
Minimum efficacy of 80 lumens/watt
Requirements:
»»
CRI of at least 80
»»
Minimum lifespan of 100,000 hrs
»»
5 year warranty
•
Existing HID lamps must be equal to or less than a nominal 400
W lamp
•
The retrofit must be permanently wired around the existing
ballast and in full compliance with the authorities having
jurisdiction
•
LED lamp must be ENERGY STAR ® approved
•
Available for both interior or exterior applications
Interior LED Lighting (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The new lighting fixture must either be a permanently-wired
lamp retrofit or completely new fixture
•
New fixtures must replace or retrofit existing incandescent,
mercury vapor, T8 fluorescent, T12 fluorescent, standard metal
halide or high-pressure sodium fixture in interior installations
CFL Replacing HID Fixture (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The existing metal halide or mercury vapor lamps (high-pressure
sodium lamps do not qualify) must be equal to or less than a
nominal 400W lamp
•
New product must be qualified by the Design Lights Consortium
or ENERGY STAR ®
•
Fixture wattage as listed within application must include any
applicable driver or other operating device
•
The existing light fixture can either be retrofitted or replaced with
a completely new fixture
•
Fixtures installed 15-feet or higher are considered "High Bay"
•
•
Linear LED lighting retrofits or new fixtures DO NOT qualify for
this incentive
The retrofit shall be permanently-wired around the existing
ballast and in full compliance with the authorities having
jurisdiction
•
Multiple-lamp CFL assemblies do qualify for this incentive
•
The new CFL must be ENERGY STAR ® rated
Probe Start to Pulse Start Metal Halide
New Fixture or Retrofit (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
To qualify for this measure, a metal halide fixture using a probestart lamp and ballast must be either retrofitted or replaced with a
metal halide fixture with a pulse-start lamp and ballast
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Exterior Linear Fluorescent Lighting
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
To qualify for this incentive, the existing incandescent, T12
fluorescent, metal halide, mercury vapor, low-pressure sodium or
high pressure sodium fixtures must be replaced with new linear
T8 or T5 fixtures in an exterior setting
For all 4-foot T8 equipment, all lamps installed must be CEE
approved
New Fixtures
New RW T8, HP T8, or T5 Fluorescent Fixtures
(Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive consists of replacing one or more existing lighting
systems featuring incandescent, T12 fluorescent, metal halide,
mercury vapor, low-pressure sodium or high pressure sodium fixtures
with new T8 or T5 fixtures
Requirements:
•
T8 equipment for fixtures featuring 4-foot lamps that are not
approved by CEE as HP or RW does not qualify
•
For all 4-foot T8 equipment, all lamps installed must be CEE
approved
•
If specification sheets showing total fixture wattage are not
included with the final application, the default fixture wattages
provided in tables 1 a-c will be used instead
•
Replacement of existing T5/T8 lamps and/or fixtures is not
eligible
•
Fixtures featuring 8-foot T8 lamps do not qualify for a rebate
•
T5 lamps must have a CRI of at least 80
•
T5 lamps must have CRI of at least 80
•
If specification sheets showing total fixture wattage are not
included with the final application, the default fixture wattages
provided in tables 1a-c will be used instead
•
Incentives for new T8 or T5 fixtures are limited to no more than
$25 per lamp or $0.30 per watt reduced, whichever is less
•
Fixtures featuring 8-foot T8 lamps do not qualify for a rebate
T12 to T5 Fluorescent Retrofit
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Must be retrofitting T12 fluorescent lighting systems with either
T5 or T5 HO fluorescent retrofit lighting systems
•
New T5 lamp must have a CRI of at least 80
Signage Light Retrofit (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
To qualify for this incentive, the existing incandescent, T12
fluorescent or neon fixture must either be replaced with a
permanently wired lamp retrofit or a completely new LED fixture
•
This measure is intended for the replacement or retrofit of:
interior-lit roadway/walkway signage, canopy decorative/security
lighting or permanently-wired neon lighting
•
All incentivized fixtures or kits must be approved by ENERGY
STAR ® or Design Lights Consortium, if applicable to that
type of light. For fixture types that are not approved by either
certifying body, the new fixture must feature: an efficacy of at
least 70 lumens per Watt, a 50,000 hour L-70 lifespan, and a
5-year warranty
•
A fixture that is on continuously 24/7 would qualify for the
continuous operation incentive
•
A fixture that does not operate continuously, but at least 10 hours
per day would qualify at the commercial hours incentive
•
New fixtures featuring linear LED tube lights do not qualify for
this incentive
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Non-Defined Lighting
These measures apply to new lighting fixture replacements and/or
retrofits that do not fall into one of the other prescriptive lighting
categories offered. A separate Non-Defined Lighting Measure form
is required for each area (office, production, office, etc.) receiving
the lighting upgrade. These measures are part of a capital investment
project that results in energy savings and is not easily reversible.
If applicable, all proposed technologies utilized in the non-defined
lighting section must meet the requirements for any prescriptive
measure featuring those same technologies. Additionally, for
technologies that feature certification and/or approval from ENERGY
STAR ® , Design Lights Consortium, or the Consortium for Energy
Efficiency, the installed product must be approved by the appropriate
certifying body.
Installation of T8 lamps that is not approved by CEE do not qualify
for this incentive. Retrofit of existing T12 fluorescent lighting systems
with T5 fluorescent lighting systems is not eligible for this incentive.
Measure
Unit
Lumens per Watt Improvement
kWh
Energy Conservation Improvement
kWh
Lumens per Watt Improvement
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
The simple payback period must be greater than one year and less
than or equal to eight years to receive this incentive
•
The incentive cannot exceed 50 percent of the measure cost
Table 1a: Default Wattages for Standard Linear Fluorescent Fixtures
Default Fixture Wattage
Fixture
Description
1 Lamp
2 Lamp
3 Lamp
4 Lamp
4-foot F32 T8
31
58
85
112
2-foot F17 T8
20
33
48
63
3-foot F25 T8
26
46
68
88
4-foot F28 T5
32
65
93
126
4-foot F40 T12
43
85
130
170
Table 1b: Default Wattages for High-Output and High-Performance
Linear Fluorescent Fixtures
Fixture
Description
1
Lamp
2
Lamp
3
Lamp
4
Lamp
6
Lamp
8
Lamp
4-foot F32 T8 HP
Ballast
38
74
110
144
220
-
F54 T5 HO
62
122
185
243
365
486
Table 1c: Default Wattages for Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium
Fixtures
Fixture Description
Default Fixture
Wattage
The rated mean efficacy of the existing lighting system increases
by a minimum of 5 percent and results in the total lighting
wattage being reduced. If no mean efficacy is available on the
products literature, a degradation factor will be assessed via the
following tables
32W HID
43
50W HID
64
75W HID
93
100W HID
128
•
The simple payback period must be greater than one year and less
than or equal to eight years
150W HID
183
•
The incentive cannot exceed 50 percent of the measure cost
175W HID
208
250W HID
290
360W HID
414
400W HID
455
750W HID
812
1000W HID
1080
1500W HID
1610
2-Lamp, 8-foot T12 HO
210
2-Lamp, 8-foot T12 VHO
380
2-Lamp, 8-foot T12
132
•
Energy Conservation Improvement
(Pre-Notification Required)
The rated mean efficacy of the existing lighting system changes
less than 5 percent and results in the total lighting wattage
being reduced. If no mean efficacy is available on the products
literature, a degradation factor will be assessed via the following
tables
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Default Fixture
Wattage
Fixture Description
4-Lamp, 8-foot T12
264
Lighting
Technology
Initial
Lumens
Mean
Mean Reduction Lumen
Lumens
Factor
Watt
High Pressure Sodium –
1000W
125,000
112,000
10.4%
103.7
2-Lamp, 4-foot T12 (34 Watt/lamp)
74
3-Lamp, 4-foot T12 (34 Watt/lamp)
117
Mercury Vapor – 75W
2,800
2,250
19.6%
24.2
4-Lamp, 4-foot T12 (34 Watt/lamp)
143
Mercury Vapor – 100W
4,400
3,400
22.7%
26.6
Mercury Vapor – 175W
7,900
7,600
3.8%
36.2
Mercury Vapor – 250W
13,000
10,700
17.7%
36.9
Mercury Vapor – 400W
23,000
19,100
17.0%
42.0
Mercury Vapor – 1000W
63,000
47,500
24.6%
44.0
Table 2: Lumen Reduction
Lighting
Technology
Initial
Lumens
Mean
Mean Reduction Lumen
Lumens
Factor
Watt
Metal Halide – 70W
4,900
3,300
32.7%
36.7
Metal Halide – 100W
8,500
5,900
30.6%
46.1
Metal Halide – 175W
13,500
8,775
35.0%
41.8
Metal Halide – 250W
20,500
13,500
34.1%
Metal Halide – 315W
Ceramic (T9)
37,800
34,000
10.1%
Metal Halide – 320W Pulse
Start
29,500
20,650
30.0%
56.7
Metal Halide – 320W P.S.
Ceramic
28,800
23,000
20.1%
63.2
Metal Halide – 400W
36,000
24,000
33.3%
52.7
Metal Halide – 1000W
110,000
71,500
35.0%
66.2
High Pressure Sodium –
70W
6,300
5,850
7.1%
65.0
High Pressure Sodium –
100W
9,400
8,460
10.0%
66.1
High Pressure Sodium –
150W
15,000
13,500
10.0%
71.1
High Pressure Sodium –
250W
27,000
24,300
10.0%
83.8
High Pressure Sodium –
400W
50,000
45,000
10.0%
98.9
LED*
10.0%
Induction*
15.0%
T12 (4-foot, 34W per lamp)
2,600
2,300
13.2%
67.6
T12 (8-foot, 60W per lamp)
5,400
4,750
12.0%
79.2
46.6
T12 HO (8-foot, 110W per
lamp)
8,000
6,950
13.1%
63.2
100.6
T8 (4-foot, 32W per lamp)
2,950
2,800
5.1%
87.5
T5 (4-foot, 54W per lamp)
5,000
4,750
5.0%
88.0
CFL (Avg: 13W, 18W, 26W)
1,300
1,125
13.5%
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New Construction Lighting Specification
Incentives are available for interior and exterior lighting where the
lighting power density (LPD) is lower than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007
requirements by at least 10 percent. Lighting power densities must
be based on designs that meet applicable codes and standards and
follow industry guidelines for acceptable quantity and quality of lights
for the space type and tasks. To receive incentives for lighting, use
the U.S. Department of Energy COMcheck software (https://www.
energycodes.gov/comcheck)
for interior and/or exterior lighting and provide the following:
• COMcheck "Lighting and Power Compliance Certificate"
Please refer to the sample COMcheck report below for an example
of how the total allowed and total proposed watts can be determined
for a New Construction project. Either the "Space-By-Space" or the
"Building Area Method" can be used to calculate the LPD for the
purposes of the incentive. The incentive is based on the difference
between the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 allowed wattage and the installed/
proposed wattage.
Please reference the lighting specification section to verify that the
fixtures qualify. Fixtures that do not fall under one of these categories
and meet those specifications are not eligible for incentives.
•
Scaled lighting plans and/or site lighting plans
Measure
•
Lighting fixture schedules
Interior Lighting
Watt Reduced
•
Specification sheets for all lamps, ballasts, and fixtures
Exterior Lighting
Watt Reduced
•
Explanation for any discrepancies between the plans, schedules,
and specs, as well as updates not reflected on the above
documentation requirements
Parking Garage Lighting
Watt Reduced
•
This measure only applies to New Construction projects, as
outlined on pg. 6 of this catalog
•
Unit
Sample COMcheck Report
Section 2 Interior Lighting and Power Calculation
A
B
Floor Area
C
D
Allowed Watts
/square-foot Allowed Watts
Office
20,000
1
20,000
Manufacturing Facility
80,000
1.3
104,000
Total Allowed Watts =
124,000
Section 3 Interior Lighting Fixture Schedule
A
B
C
D
E
Fixture ID: Description/Lamp/Wattage Per Lamp/Ballast
Lamps
Fixture
# of
Fixtures
Fixture
Watt.
(C x D)
Office (20,000 ft2 )
Linear Fluorescent lamp 4' T8 32W (Super 8) Electronic
4
70
144
10,080
Manufacturing Facility (80,000 ft2)
LED1: B LED High Bays: Others
6
200
250
50,000
Total Proposed Watts =
60,080
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Lighting Controls
Lighting Controls
Central Lighting Controls (Pre-Notification Required)
Lighting schedules must be submitted with the final application in
order to receive the incentive.
Requirements:
Measure
Unit
Interior Lighting Occupancy Sensors
Watt Controlled
Interior Lighting Occupancy Sensor
Sensor
Interior Lighting Occupancy
& Daylight Sensor Control
Watt Controlled
Central Lighting Controls
Square Foot
Daylight Sensor Controls
Watt Controlled
Interior Stairwell Lighting Controls
Watt Controlled
Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Occupancy Sensor
Watt Controlled
Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Timer Controls
Watt Controlled
•
Available for automated central control systems with override
capabilities in interior spaces
•
The occupants' schedule of operation must be taken into
consideration when programming the system
•
Includes time clocks, package programmable relay panels, and
complete building automation controls
•
Photo sensors may also be incorporated into the central lighting
control system
•
Replacements of existing, functional lighting control systems do
not qualify
Daylight Sensor Controls (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for daylight sensor controls in spaces with reasonable
amounts of sunlight exposure and areas where task lighting is not
critical
•
The controls can be on/off, stepped, or continuous (dimming)
Lighting Occupancy Sensors
Requirements:
•
For areas larger than 10,000 ft2, lighting schedules must be
submitted with the final application
•
The on/off controller should turn off artificial lighting when the
interior illumination meets the desired indoor lighting level
•
All Sensors must be passive infrared and/or ultrasonic detectors
that control interior lighting fixtures only
•
•
For the Watts-Controlled option, the inventory of the controlled
fixtures must be submitted with the final application
The stepped controller generally dims the artificial lighting 50
percent when the interior illumination levels reach 50 percent of
the desired lighting levels
•
•
Cannot be combined with central lighting or daylight controls
•
Magnetic ballasts are ineligible for this incentive
All types of daylight sensor controls are required to be
commissioned in order to ensure proper sensor calibration and
energy savings
•
Cannot be combined with occupancy sensors
•
Magnetic ballasts are ineligible for this incentive
•
Lighting within a 15-foot perimeter of a natural light source
qualifies
Interior Lighting Occupancy and Daylight Sensor Control
(Pre-Notification Required)
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•
Available for spaces controlled via both occupancy sensors and
daylight sensors
•
Must comply with individual measure specifications
•
Available for automated central control systems with override
capabilities in interior spaces
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Interior Stairwell Lighting Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Stepped dimming occupancy controls consist of a lighting system
that operates at full power and full light output when the space is
occupied, then at a reduced power level and reduced light output
when unoccupied
•
In order to qualify for this incentive, the occupancy sensor must
be installed in an interior stairwell or passageway, i.e., applications
requiring continuous lighting (24 hours a day) by code
•
The occupancy sensor must be hard-wired, it can be a passive
infrared or a microwave occupancy sensor and the sensor must
reduce the fixture output to use no more than 50 percent of full
power
Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Occupancy Sensors
(Pre-Notification Required)
Stepped dimming occupancy controls consist of an exterior lighting
system that operates at full power and full light output when the space
is occupied and at a reduced power level and reduced light output
when unoccupied.
Requirements:
•
Sensors must control exterior lighting fixtures, must be hardwired, and can be a passive-infrared occupancy sensor or
microwave occupancy sensor
•
The sensors must reduce fixture output to use no more than 50
percent of full power
Exterior Multi-Step Dimming Timer Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
Stepped dimming timer controls consist of an automatic (digital)
lighting system on a building’s exterior that operates at full power
and full light output during periods of higher traffic and at a reduced
power level and reduced light output during periods of lower traffic.
Requirements:
The installation of a new time clock system featuring no multistep dimming capabilities does not qualify
•
During low traffic periods, fixtures must use no more than 50
percent of full rated power
•
Fixtures must be at low power at least 5 hours per night
•
Cannot be combined with the Exterior Multi-Step Dimming
Occupancy Sensor measure
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Variable Frequency Drives
Variable Frequency Drives
Measure
VFD on HVAC Fans
VFD on HVAC Pumps
VFD on Process Pumps
VFD on Process Fans
Unit
Up to 100HP
HP
101HP or greater
HP
Up to 100HP
HP
101HP or greater
HP
Up to 50HP
HP
51HP to 250HP
HP
Up to 50HP
HP
51HP to 250HP
HP
•
VFD speed must be automatically controlled by differential
pressure, flow, temperature, or other variable signal
•
New HVAC fans or AHUs with motors equal to or greater than
10HP do not qualify for this incentive (it is required via ASHRAE
90.1 - 2007)
•
New HVAC hydronic pumps having a pump head exceeding
100-foot WC and motor exceeding 50HP do not qualify for this
incentive (it is required via ASHRAE 90.1 - 2007)
•
Pre-notification required on motors greater than 100HP
Variable Frequency Drives for Process Pumps or Fans
Requirements:
•
For pumps or fans greater than 50HP, a minimum of seven
continuous days of power monitoring (kW) will be required before
and after the retrofit. Energy savings must be proved
•
VFD must be used in conjunction with a Process (non-HVAC)
pumping or Process Fan application
•
Redundant or back-up units do not qualify, nor does routine
replacement of existing VFDs
•
VFD speed must be automatically controlled by differential
pressure, flow, temperature, or other variable signal
•
The installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent removal
or disabling of any throttling devices such as throttling valves
•
The pumps or fans must operate at least 2,000 hours per year
•
The incentive is per controlled HP and only controlled motors up
to 250HP are eligible
•
VFDs for large process motors (more than 250HP) or air
compressors may qualify for a custom rebate
•
Existing two-speed cooling tower motors retrofitted with a VFD do
not qualify for this incentive
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Requirements:
•
For pumps or fans greater than 100HP, a minimum of seven
continuous days of power monitoring (kW) will be required
before and after the retrofit. Energy savings must be proved
•
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) installed on existing HVAC
fans and pumps are eligible for this incentive. Redundant or
back-up units do not qualify
•
VFDs on new chillers are not eligible. New chillers with
integrated VFDs are eligible under the chiller incentive.
•
The installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent
removal or disabling of any throttling devices such as inlet vanes,
bypass dampers, bypass valves, or throttling valves
•
VFDs for non-HVAC applications may be eligible for a different
incentive
•
The incentive is per controlled HP
•
The replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify for this
incentive
•
VFDs to be used as soft-start motors only do not qualify for this
incentive
•
Existing two-speed cooling tower motors retrofitted with a VFD
do not qualify for this incentive
•
Pre-notification required on motors greater than 50HP
•
The motor must operate more than 2,000 hrs/yr
•
•
New cooling towers do not qualify for this incentive
•
VFDs to be used as soft-start motors only do not qualify for this
incentive
Open pumping systems (i.e., open-loop cooling tower pumps),
deep well pumps, high static head pumps, or pumps discharging
into systems with varying head requirements (water storage tanks)
do not qualify for this incentive, but may qualify for a custom
incentive
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VFDs for Process Fixed (Non-Dynamic) Speed Control
Unit
VFD for Process Fans - Fixed Speed, Tier 1 (54hz to 51hz)
HP
VFD for Process Fans - Fixed Speed, Tier 2 (51hz or less)
HP
VFD for HVAC Fans - Fixed Speed, Tier 1 (54hz to 51hz)
HP
VFD for HVAC Fans - Fixed Speed (51hz or less)
HP
VFD for CW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 1
(54hz to 51hz) bypass
HP
VFD for CW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 2
(51hz or less), bypass
HP
VFD for CW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 1
(54hz to 51hz) throttled
HP
VFD for CW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 2
(51hz or less) throttled
HP
VFD for HW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 1
(54hz to 51hz) bypass
HP
VFD for HW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 2
(51hz or less) bypass
HP
VFD for HW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 1
(54hz to 51hz) throttled
HP
VFD for HW HVAC Pumps - Fixed Speed, Tier 2
(51hz or less) throttled
HP
VFD on Computer Room Air Conditioning Units (CRAC)
HP
»»
VFDs installed with the sole purpose to soft-start motors do
not qualify
»»
Motors larger than 250HP do not qualify for this incentive;
however, they may qualify as a custom measure
»»
Open pumping systems (i.e., open-loop cooling tower
pumps), deep well pumps, high static head pumps, or
pumps discharging into systems with varying head
requirements (water storage tanks) do not qualify for this
incentive, but may qualify for a custom incentive
»»
Pre-notification is required on motors greater than 50HP
»»
The motor must operate a minimum of 2,000 hrs/yr
VFD on Computer Room Air Conditioning Units (CRAC)
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available for installing VFDs (or VSDs)s on
existing telecommunications or CRAC units.
•
The units must operate continuously, year round.
•
Replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify.
•
Redundant or backup units do not qualify.
Well Pump VFD
Measure
Requirements:
•
The replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify for this
incentive
For pumps greater than 50HP, a minimum of seven continuous
days of power monitoring (kW) will be required before and after
the retrofit. Energy savings must be proved
•
Applicants must also provide motor power requirements at the
pre-retrofit conditions
•
Must be installed on a motor with a standard rated frequency of
60 Hz
•
Available for centrifugal pumps only
•
•
Unit
VFD on Well Pumps
HP
ECM For Furnaces, UV, FC, Light Duty AHU
HP
ECM for Pumps
Unit
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available for adding VFD (or VSDs) to open
pumping systems such as deep well pumps, or pumps discharging
into systems with varying head requirements (water storage
tanks)
The proposed VFD frequency must be reduced to 54 Hz or less
•
VFDs automatically controlled do not qualify for this incentive,
but may qualify for another prescriptive VFD measure or as a
custom measure
The VFD must operate at least 2,000-hrs/yr, be installed on a
motor with a standard rated frequency of 60 Hz, and be serving a
centrifugal pump
•
The proposed VFD must either be automatically controlled to
ramp down the frequency based on pressure, or the frequency
must be reduced to at least 50 Hz under normal operation to
qualify for this incentive
•
Redundant or back-up units do not qualify
•
The replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify for this
incentive
•
VFDs installed for the sole purpose as soft-start motors do not
qualify
•
Motors larger than 100-hp do not qualify for this incentive;
however, they may qualify as a custom measure
•
The installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent
removal or disabling of any throttling devices such as inlet vanes,
bypass dampers, and throttling valves (i.e.: triple duty valve)
•
Applicant must provide evidence documenting the base-case
flow control method (if any), or a statement that the device was
not directly controlled
•
Eligibility details for this incentive:
»»
VFDs installed on existing process pumps are eligible for
this incentive. Redundant or back-up units do not qualify
»»
Installing VFDs on package unit compressors may be
eligible under the custom incentive
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Integrated Variable Speed Motor (ECM) for Furnace, UV,
FC, Light Duty AHU (Up to 7.5 HP)
Requirements:
•
Available for equipping a furnace, unit ventilator (UV), fan
coil unit (FCU), or light duty air handling unit (AHU) with an
integrated variable speed motor
•
Fan motor of existing unit must be constant speed and the new
motor must have a variable input to be eligible for this incentive
•
Measure applies to new systems or retrofitting existing equipment
•
A brushless DC motor, also known as an electronically
commutated motor (ECM), also qualifies for this incentive
Integrated Variable Speed Motor (ECM) for Pumps
Requirements:
An incentive is available for replacing existing constant volume
permanent split capacitor (PSC) or shaded pole (SP) pumps
used for domestic hot water recirculation, hydronic heating
circulation, or chilled water circulation to an ECM pump
•
Pump motor must be EC, DC brushless, or permanent magnet
style
•
Pump motor must be capable of variable speed operation
•
Motor must include integrated "smart" controls that will
modulate flow based on demand
•
This measure applies to new systems or retrofitting existing
equipment
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Compressed Air
Compressed Air Energy Audit
Measure
•
Unit
Compressed Air Energy Audit
HP
Compressed Air Energy Audit (Pre-Notification Required)
A comprehensive audit for the compressed air system includes leak
detection/tagging and analysis of the system to recommend energy
efficiency improvements.
To receive the incentive, the contractor must complete the
following:
»»
Determine the average hours of operation
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Flow diagram with description of flow path and pressures
»»
Brief description of the facility’s air utilization by process
»»
Description of system storage capacity and demand/flow
controllers
»»
A detailed description of each air compressor, which
must include: full-load kW, full-load CFM, full-load rated
pressure, control mechanism, machine status (i.e., either
lead or lag), manufacturer and model number
»»
On-site data collection of the individual compressed air
equipment. Data must be logged for a minimum of seven
days, and the parameters measured must include: power (in
kW), pressure and CFM where possible
»»
Major compressed air leak detection survey, including:
identification, tagging and quantification of air leaks
»»
Detailed potential energy/cost savings calculations based on
measurements (both from leaks and compressed air system)
»»
Approximate cost to improve system operation
»»
Identify the existing and proposed system efficiency in units
of kW/100 acfm
»»
Written report and presentation of audit findings and
recommendations
»»
Detailed description of the technology proposed to the
customer
»»
Increased incentive is available for air audits when a
permanent flowmeter is installed for each compressor that
measures SCFM. The flowmeter must be equipped with a
totalizer function that monitors the overall compressed air
usage. Flowmeter logged data must be provided to Program
staff in conjunction with on-site data collection (kW, Amps,
Volts, etc.) of the individual compressed air equipment.
Manufacturer/model number of each proposed flowmeter is
required prior to installation to verify eligibility
Requirements:
•
•
•
•
Eligible compressed air systems must:
»»
Be electrically driven
»»
Have a rated horsepower (HP) of at least 50HP (excluding
back-up and non-production compressors; these, however,
must be noted in the report)
»»
Have an annual runtime greater than 2,000 hours per year
(excluding back-up)
The audit must be completed by an independent contractor
chosen by the customer. The contractor must have at least
five years of experience implementing a fully instrumented
compressed air audit (seven to 14 days of on-site data collection)
50 percent by volume of the air leaks identified in the audit must
be repaired by either the customer or the contractor
The customer/contractor must submit evidence of the completion
of repairs detailing leak location, leak volume, and date of repair
on a spreadsheet. Verification of repairs may include: repair
tickets, work orders, and invoices for material and labor
Eligible audits qualify for an incentive amount of $15 per
combined installed horsepower, with a maximum incentive
amount of $12,000 or 75% of project cost, whichever is less. Raw
data from logging activity must also be submitted with report
(e-mail or CD)
•
Incentive is available every three years per facility
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Compressed Air
When replacing existing air compressor(s) with new, more energy
efficient air compressor(s), the replacement compressor(s) must
be turned off but may be left on site for cases of emergency. Old
compressor(s) left on site must be physically locked out of the system.
Qualifying lock points are: padlocks on electrical boxes or ball valves
isolating the existing compressors from the main compressed air
header.
Measure
Requirements:
•
A new, rotary-screw, air compressor replacing an existing, at least
thirty percent (30 percent) larger rotary-screw (or reciprocating)
air compressor is eligible for this incentive
•
Incentive is based on the reduction in compressor HP
•
Provide a minimum of seven continuous days of power
monitoring (kW) on a typical production schedule before and
after the retrofit is collected; this data will not affect the incentive
amount
•
The new, smaller, air compressor must operate at least 2,000
hours per year
Unit
Correct Sized Air Compressors
HP
VSD Air Compressor (50 HP to 300 HP)
(Single air compressor system)
HP
VSD Air Compressor (Less than 50 HP)
(Single air compressor system)
HP
•
This incentive may be used in combination with a VSD air
compressor incentive
Variable Displacement (VD) Air Compressor
HP
•
Two Stage Rotary Screw Air Compressor (VSD/VD/LNL Type)
HP
Back-up and redundant air compressors or air compressors on
multiple-operating air compressor systems are not eligible
Two Stage Rotary Screw Air Compressor (IM Type)
HP
•
The replacement compressor(s) must be turned off but may be
left on site for cases of emergency. Old compressor(s) left on
site must be physically locked out of the system. Qualifying lock
points are: padlocks on electrical boxes or ball valves isolating the
existing compressors from the main compressed air header
Refrigerated Cycling Thermal Mass Air Dryer
SCFM
Refrigerated Cycling Variable Speed Drives Air Dryer
SCFM
Refrigerated Cycling, Digital Scroll
SCFM
Desiccant to Refrigerated Air Dryer
SCFM
Heated Blower Purge Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer
SCFM
Compressed Air Desiccant Dryer, Dewpoint Sensor Control
SCFM
Heat of Compression Air Dryer
SCFM
Low-Pressure Drop Air Filter
HP
Zero Loss Condensate Drain
Drain
Zero Loss Condensate Drain, Float Style
Drain
Pneumatic Air Tools Replaced with Electric Tools
Tool
Electric Motors Replacing Pneumatic Motors
HP
Compressed Air Applications Replaced with Air Blowers
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Correct Sized Air Compressors
(Pre-Notification Required)
VSD Air Compressor (50HP - 300HP)
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Incentives are available for installing one VSD (between 50HP
and 300 HP) rotary screw (RS) air compressor to replace constant
speed RS compressor with inlet modulation or load/no-load
controls. VSD compressors must be new and must have an
annual operating period of at least 4,000 hours per year
•
Incentive is for a single compressor system, multi-compressor
systems may qualify for custom incentives
•
The HP of the new VSD compressor may be larger than the
combined system HP of the existing system. To obtain this
incentive when the VSD HP rating is larger, customer must
provide:
HP
(Air
Blower)
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle (at least 1,000 hrs/yr)
Unit
Compressed Air Pressure Flow Controller
HP
Air Compressor Outdoor Air Intake
HP
Air Compressor Waste Heat Recovery
(Consumer Energy Natural Gas only customers)
HP
Compressed Air Storage Tank
HP
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Size of system being replaced
•
Back-up and redundant air compressors are not eligible for this
incentive
•
A single VSD compressor may replace multiple compressors
•
Each existing air compressor must operate a minimum of 4,000
hours annually
•
Applicants must provide:
»»
Existing flow control method (load/no-load, inlet
modulation with or without blowdown, variable
displacement, etc.)
»»
Existing and proposed operating pressure
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•
System and demand conditions requiring the air compressor to
be loaded constantly above 80 percent or constantly loaded below
30 percent are not eligible for this incentive. These operating
conditions will not realize savings from a VSD controlled
compressor
Cannot be combined with the VFD incentive
VSD Air Compressor (less than 50 HP)
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Compressors with horsepower between 1HP and 49HP qualify for
these incentives
•
The new VSD compressor may be larger in size than the existing
machine
•
Back-up and redundant air compressors are not eligible for this
incentive
•
Air compressors on multiple-compressor systems must operate
the new, VSD air compressor at least 4,000 hours per year & be set
up to control load variations and NOT base loaded
•
Only ONE compressor on a compressed air system (connected to
piping) can qualify for this VSD incentive
•
Existing reciprocating compressor replacements must prove the
duty cycling is at least 60 percent to qualify for this measure
Variable Displacement (VD) Air Compressor
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
Refrigerated Cycling Air Dryer – Thermal Mass, VSD or
Digital Scroll
Requirements:
•
Available to replace a non-cycling refrigerated air dryer with a
cycling refrigerated air dryer of equivalent capacity
•
The existing compressed air dryer must run exclusively in noncycling mode – it cannot be equipped with a feature that allows it
to run in a non-cycling mode
Desiccant to Refrigerated Air Dryers
Requirements:
•
This measure is for replacement of desiccant compressed air
dryers with non-cycling refrigerated compressed air dryers
•
The measure may be combined with refrigerated cycling air dryer
•
Compressed air system horsepower must be ≥ 50 HP
Heated Blower Purge Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
This measure is for the replacement of a timed heatless desiccant
dryer with a heated blower purge desiccant dryer with dew-point
controls
•
The compressed air system must have compressors which
can trim adequately to match the reduced demand. Qualified
compressor controls that are eligible are: VSD, variable
displacement controls, or load/ no load compressors
•
Compressor systems which run modulating compressor but have
a trim compressor with any of the eligible controls also qualify
for these incentives. The system must have adequate controls to
ensure the system can trim adequately
Requirements:
•
Only new rotary-screw design air compressors whose rated
horsepower (HP) is larger than 50HP qualifies for this incentive
•
Incentive is for a single compressor system, multi-compressor
systems may qualify for custom incentives
•
The new Variable Displacement (VD) air compressor must be
replacing an existing inlet modulation (IM) constant speed or
load/ no-load compressor having an equal or higher HP rating
and annual operating hours of at least 4,000 hours per year
•
Back-up and redundant air compressors are not eligible for this
incentive
Two-Stage Rotary Screw Air Compressor
Requirements:
Incentive is for a single compressor system, multiple compressor
systems may qualify for a custom incentive
Compressed Air Desiccant Dryer, Dewpoint Sensor
Control (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
This measure is for the addition of dew-point controlled column
regeneration to a desiccant compressed air dryer
•
New, two-stage, rotary-screw, air compressors whose rated
horsepower (HP) is at least 50 HP qualifies for this incentive
•
•
Air compressors on multiple compressor systems must operate the
new, two-stage, air compressor at least 4,000 hours per year
This can be a retrofit on an existing dryer or an option on a new
dryer
•
•
The proposed air compressor control scheme will determine the
savings category
This cannot be combined with the incentive for a new heated
blower purge dryer with dew point control
•
The savings from this design occur throughout the operating
range, so there is no requirement on the compressor loading
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•
Qualified compressor controls that are eligible are: VSD, variable
displacement controls, or load/ no load compressors. Compressor
systems which run modulating compressor but have a trim
compressor with any of the eligible controls also qualify for these
incentives
The system must have adequate controls to ensure the system can
trim adequately
•
Pneumatic Tools Replaced with Electric Tools
Requirements:
•
To qualify for this incentive, the existing pneumatic hand tool
must be used in a manufacturer setting and must be replaced with
an electric (i.e. a 120V AC corded) hand tool. The compressed
air branch pipe headers to the pneumatic hand tool that will be
replaced must be demolished from the existing pneumatic hand
tool back to the compressed air main header
•
Pneumatic hand tools that qualify for this measure include: die
grinder, air disc sander, impact wrench, belt sander, hammer, air
drill, or pneumatic tools that use more than 15 cfm per tool
•
Pneumatic hand tools that do not qualify for this measure include:
beveler, nailer, rivetor, or stapler
•
The incentive is for production related hand tools. The existing
air hand tool must be permanently installation. Portable air hand
tools or hand tools used for maintenance are not eligible for this
incentive
•
The tools must be used in a production environment where the
hand tool operates at least 400 hours per year
Heat of Compression Air Dryer
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
This measure is for replacement of a desiccant dryer with
media regeneration from any method (e.g. supplemental heat,
compressed air, blower air, or a combinations of these) other than
heat-of-compression
•
The desiccant dryer must be replaced with a heat-of-compression
dryer using the heat in the compressed air to regenerate the
desiccant media. Compressed air system rated horsepower (HP)
must be larger than 50HP to qualify
Low-Pressure Drop Air Filter
Requirements:
•
Available to prevent the over filtering of air compressor systems
•
The potential energy savings is attributed from the over pressuring
of the compressed air to compensate for higher filtration
•
The proposed filter must:
•
»»
Be of the deep-bed “mist eliminator” style
»»
Have a pressure loss at rated flow up to 1 psi when new and
up to 3 psi at element change
»»
Have particulate filtration that is 100 percent at 3.0 microns
and at least 99.98 percent at 0.1 to 3.0 microns
»»
Be rated for up to 5 PPM liquid carryover
The filter element life must be greater than or equal to five years
Zero-Loss Condensate Drain
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Requirements:
•
Air compressor systems whose rated horsepower (HP) is greater
than 50HP are eligible for this prescriptive incentive
•
Both new compressed air systems and existing compressed air
systems are eligible
•
Condensate drain being replaced must be a timed drain or
manually opened drain
•
The replacement drain must be “no loss” – it must continuously
measure the presence of condensate and purge it only when
necessary and only long enough as to prevent the unintentional
purging of compressed air. Manual drains, timed drains, and
electronic solenoid valve drains are not eligible
The higher incentive is available for zero-less condensate draws
which use a float-style actuation to activate the removal of the
condensate
Electric Motors Replacing Pneumatic Motors
Requirements:
•
To qualify for this incentive, the existing pneumatic motor must
be replaced with an electric motor
•
The compressed air branch pipe headers to the pneumatic tools
that will be replaced must be demolished from the existing
pneumatic tool back to the compressed air header
•
The motors must be used in a manufacturing production
environment where the air motor operates at least 400 hours per
year
•
Cycle time and operating schedule must be included with the
application
Compressed Air Applications Replacement with Air
Blower
Requirements:
•
The blower system must be replacing compressed air blow-off
nozzles or pipes.
•
The existing air compressor(s) must run at a pressure higher
than 80 pound per square inch (psig)
•
The blowers must be used in a manufacturing production
environment where the pressure conditions are lower than 15
psig
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The time the blow off nozzles/pipes are blowing must be
greater than 1,000 hours per year
•
The incentive is based on the horsepower of the blower
Compressed Air Engineered Nozzle
(Pre-Notification Required)
Air Compressor Waste Heat Recovery
This incentive is for customers to utilize recovered waste heat
generated by an air compressor system in order to reduce the annual
natural gas usage of a facility during the heating period or reduce the
natural gas consumption required for process heat
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
The engineered nozzle must replace simple open pipe/tube
assemblies connected to a compressed air system
•
Usage of the nozzles must be 1,000 hours or greater per year
•
The engineered nozzles must be between 1/8" and 1/2" in
diameter
•
Air jets and nozzles must have an SCFM rating at 80 psi less than
or equal to those rated in Table 3 below
•
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
SCFM
10
18
35
60
Compressed Air Pressure Flow Controllers
A pressure flow controller must be installed downstream from
the air storage receiver tank
•
The actual air compressor discharge pressure set-point must be
reduced by 5 psig (example: 110 psig reduced to 105 psig)
•
Qualifying air compressor systems must be a minimum of 50
horsepower
•
Pictures of pressure differential must be provided with final
application
Compressed Air Outdoor Air Intake
Available for customers whose existing air compressor(s) current
air inlet comes from the ambient conditioned (heated) space
and are proposing to permanently hard duct the air inlet directly
from the outside. Outside air is, on average, cooler than the
conditioned inside air, and colder air is more dense and requires
less energy to compress. Consult the compressor manufacturer
to ensure the air compressor can address the increase static
pressure drop on the ducted air intake and the potentially cold air
temperatures without adverse effects
The compressor must run at least 2,000 hours per year, be larger
than 50HP, and operates at least 80 psig
•
Backup compressors do not qualify for this incentive
Must currently be completely thermally isolated from the
conditioned space to benefit from the waste heat (i.e., excess
heat from the air compressor room is rejected to the outside)
The waste heat recovery system must be controlled by a
thermostat, building automation system, or may be controlled via
manual dampers
•
Heat recovery system shall be designed such that the rated
external static pressure of the compressor’s cooling fan is not
exceeded
•
Customer must receive Natural Gas service from Consumers
Energy to qualify for this incentive
Compressed Air Storage Tank
Requirements:
•
Eligible for systems comprised of rotary-screw compressors only
•
The air compressors supplying the receiver must have load/noload, variable displacement, VSD, or modulating controls.
•
Replacement of existing end of life storage tanks with same sized
tanks will not be eligible for this incentive
•
A pressure flow controller must be present at the facility to
regulate the supply and demand pressure of the system
•
There must be a pressure differential between the supply end of
the compressor and the pressure in the main header of the plant
(minimum of 2 psig differential required)
•
To be eligible, the facility must have no more than a 3 gallon/
SCFM of storage (i.e., gallon is for any existing tanks) and must
result in at least 5 gallons/scfm
•
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Requirements:
•
Must not include the HP of a back-up or redundant air
compressor
Air Compressor waste heat recovery system (i.e., damper/
actuator) must duct the waste heat into a conditioned space (or
process) when required during the heating period
Requirements:
•
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•
Table 3: Qualifying SCFM ratings
Size
The compressed air system to which the heat recovery system is
applied:
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Miscellaneous Electric
Industrial Process Improvement
Measure
Unit
All Electric or Hybrid Injection Mold Machines
Ton
Fiber Laser Cutting replacing Carbon Dioxide Laser
Process Dryer Flow Rate Control with Relative Humidity
Sensors
Process Dryer Flow Rate Control with Relative Humidity
Sensors
Requirements:
•
An incentive is available for installing a relative humidity sensor
within the exhaust stream of industrial process dryers (i.e.: paint
drying) featuring constant speed fans
•
New controls must feature a means to control the exhaust air flow
rate, such as a feedback loop
•
New installations of process dryers with a relative humidity sensor
or the addition of a humidity sensor on a pre-existing process
dryer both qualify
Output kW
CFM Reduced
All Electric or Hybrid Injection Mold Machines
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available for installation of hybrid or all-electric
injection mold machines
•
•
Hybrid machines are defined as using both servo- and hydraulic
motors for different functions in the same machine
The drying equipment must also operate for at least 4,000 hours
per year to qualify
•
•
The new injection mold machines must be screw type and driven
by servo motors
•
The proposed injection mold machine must operate at least 4,000
hrs/yr to qualify
One week of post data logging is required to prove average
reduction in the volume flow rate (cfm). An instantaneous
volume flow rate reading under normal conditions will provide
the baseline conditions
•
Replacement of existing electric or hybrid injection mold
machines do not qualify
•
Incentive is based upon the tonnage of the new machine
Fiber Laser Cutting replacing Carbon Dioxide Laser
Cutting
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Requirements:
•
This incentive is for customers who are replacing their existing
carbon dioxide (CO2) laser cutting equipment with new FiberOptic Laser cutting equipment
•
New installation of Fiber Lasers where no previous CO2 laser was
used qualifies for this measure
•
To qualify for this incentive, the laser must be stock 0.2” (5mm) or
less, the vast majority of the time
•
The cutting equipment must operate at least 4,000-hour/yr and
must be mechanically cooled year round to qualify
•
The incentive is based on the Fiber Laser’s cutting power kW
output
Miscellaneous Industrial Electric
Measure
Smart Battery Charging Station
(New or replacement
3-phase, high frequency battery
chargers for electric vehicles
(i.e., forklifts, Hi-Los, etc.)
Unit
1 Shift/Day
Unit
2 Shifts/Day
Unit
Continuous
Unit
Barrel Wrap Insulation - Injection Molding and Extruders
(Consumers Energy Electric customers)
Welders - Inverter Style
Square Foot
Unit
Smart Battery Charging Stations
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
New 3-phase high frequency charger(s) shall have a minimum
power conversion efficiency of 92 percent, and a minimum 8 hour
shift operation for 5 days per week (2,000 hrs/yr)
•
The new battery charger must replace either an existing
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This measure is only applicable to battery charging for forklifts
and other electric vehicles
Barrel Wrap Insulation for Injection Molding and
Extruders (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Insulated blankets strapped around barrels of extruders or
injection molders are eligible for this incentive
•
Blankets must be installed on previously uninsulated barrels, per
manufacturer recommendations
•
This incentive is available for Consumers Energy electric
customers, only
Welders - Inverter Style (Pre-Notification Required)
An incentive is available for replacing an existing transformerrectifier power source welder with a new inverter power sourced
welder.
•
Network Power Management Software
Requirements:
•
For the control of desktop computers only
•
Installation must allow centralized control at the server level of
the power management settings (sleep mode and shutdown) of
desktop computers on a distributed network
•
The software must have a reporting feature that allows monitoring
and validation of energy savings
•
Qualifying software must result from: a new installation where
none previously existed, an upgrade of an operating system, or
other network support software where the desktop computer
power management function did not previously exist
•
Verification of the software installation, the location of the
installed control software, (at the server level) and the number of
desktop computers controlled by the system may be required
•
Not applicable for the control of laptop and laptop stations
•
A copy of the software license agreement and a report (print-out)
directly from the network energy management software showing
the location and number of desktop computers being controlled
by the system must be included with the final application
Requirements:
•
The facility must operate their welding process a minimum of
2,000 hours per year
•
Facility’s welding process must be in “Arc Mode” for a minimum
of fifteen percent of the operational period
•
A minimum of seven continuous days of power monitoring (kW)
will be required before and after the retrofit on at least one typical
welder
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers
Requirements:
Power Management
Measure
Unit
Intelligent Surge Protector
Unit
Network Power Management Software
Per PC Controlled
Beverage Vending Machine Controllers
Fixture
Drinking Water Cooling Miser
Unit
Snack Vending Machine Miser
Unit
Engine Block Heater Controls
Heater
Intelligent Surge Protector
Requirements:
•
The intelligent power strip may also contain sockets for devices
that require a constant supply of power that will not be affected by
the “control” device
Applies to surge protectors with built-in plug-load detection and
control capabilities
The surge protector (power strip) must include at least one
uncontrolled socket, which would be a primary device
•
Turning the primary device (usually a computer) on or off
subsequently will turn the associated controlled devices in the
power strip on or off (e.g., printers, monitors)
Controller must include a passive infrared occupancy sensor to
turn off fluorescent lights and other vending machine systems
when the surrounding area is unoccupied for 15 minutes or
longer
•
The control logic should power up the machine at a minimum of
every two hours to maintain product temperature and provide
compressor protection
•
For refrigerated beverage machines located indoors, backlighting
lamps and ballasts should be removed to obtain additional energy
savings
Drinking Water Cooling Misers
Requirements:
•
Water cooling miser must be installed on a water cooling machine
such as water/drinking fountains
•
Misers must include a passive infrared occupancy sensor to turn
off refrigeration systems when the surrounding area is unoccupied
for 15 minutes or longer
•
The control logic should power up periodically at 2 hour intervals
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Snack Vending Machine Miser
High Efficient Hand Dryers
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
Snack miser occupancy control unit must be installed on a
non- refrigerated snack vending machine; non-cooled vending
machines (i.e., candy machines)
•
Misers must include a passive infrared occupancy sensor to turn
off the machines lighting systems and any other vending machine
electrical systems when the surrounding area is unoccupied for 15
minutes or longer
Engine Block Heater Controls
Requirements:
•
Timer must be outdoor rated or cold weather resistant
•
Timer should be set to turn on heater no more than 2 hours prior
to engine start-up time
•
Timer should contain a thermostat that turns off the heater if
ambient air temperature is warmer than a pre-set temperature
•
Timer must be used on block heaters for commercial, industrial,
or agricultural applications
•
An incentive is available for installing energy efficient, electric,
hand dryers
•
To qualify for this incentive, the proposed electric hand
dryers must have an electric demand rating equal to or below
1,500-Watts and a cycle time of 15 seconds or less
•
Replacement of existing high efficiency hand dryers does not
qualify
•
New installations or upgrades from existing hand dryers qualify
for this incentive
•
The incentive is only available for facilities that do not use
paper towel dispensers or other non dryer applications in those
specific restrooms
Miscellaneous
Measure
Unit
Cogged V-Belt Drive
HP
High Efficient Hand Dryer
Unit
Cogged V-Belt Drives
Requirements:
This measure is for the replacement of straight V-belt drives to
notched V-belts drives operating at least 1,200 hours per year.
•
Motors larger than 500 hp do not qualify for this incentive, but
may qualify for a custom incentive
•
For a single drive with multiple V-Belts, the horsepower needs to
be divided by the number of the belts
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HVAC & Heating Equipment
Air Conditioning Systems
Measure
Unitary and Split
Air Conditioning Systems
and Heat Pumps (i.e.: RTUs)
Size Category
Unit
< 5.4 Tons
Ton
≥ 5.5 To < 11.25 Tons
Ton
≥ 11.25 To < 20 Tons
Ton
≥ 20 To < 63 Tons
Ton
≥ 63 Tons
Ton
All
Unit
PTAC or PTHP
Table 4: Qualifying Cooling Efficiency for Unitary (i.e., RTU) and Split
Air Conditioning Systems and Heat Pumps
Size Category
Qualifying Efficiency
< 5.4 Tons
11.6 EER/14.0 SEER
≥ 5.5 to 11.25 Tons
11.5 EER/12.8 IEER
≥ 11.25 to 20 Tons
11.5 EER/12.3 IEER
≥ 20 to 63 Tons
10.3 EER/11.1 IEER
≥ 63 Tons
9.7 EER/10.9 IEER
Ductless Air Condition or Heat Pump Systems:
Ton
High-Efficient Computer Room Air Conditioning
MBH
Package Terminal Air Conditioner or Heat Pump
(PTAC/PTHP)
Data Room Hot-Cold/Cold Aisle Configuration
MBH
Requirements:
Unitary (i.e., RTU) and Split Air Conditioning Systems
and Heat Pumps
•
Equipment must be through-the-wall self-contained units that
are two tons (24,000 BTU/hr.) or less
•
Eligible systems must have an EER of at least [12.5 – (0.213 *
Capacity/1000)] where capacity is the size of the unit in BTU/hr.,
unless the size of the unit is below 7,000 BTU/hr., in which case
7,000 BTU/hr. is to be used as capacity, or unless the size of the
unit is greater than 15,000 BTU/hr., in which case 15,000 BTU/
hr. is to be used as capacity, as defined by ASHRAE
•
All EER values must be rated at 95°F outdoor dry-bulb
temperature
Requirements:
•
New unitary air conditioning units or heat pumps that meet or
exceed the qualifying cooling efficiency shown in Table 4 below
are eligible for an incentive
•
They may be either split systems or single package units.
•
The efficiency of split systems is based on the ARI reference
number. Water-cooled systems or evaporative coolers do not
qualify for this prescriptive incentive, but may qualify for a
custom incentive
Ductless Air Conditioning or Heat Pump Systems
Requirements:
All packaged and split system cooling equipment must meet
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) standards
(210/240, 320 or 340/360), be UL listed and use a minimum
ozone-depleting refrigerant (e.g., HCFC or HFC)
•
Available for installing new ductless air conditioning (mini-splits)
or new ductless heat pump systems
•
Ductless heat pumps must be replacing electric strip heating or
air source heat pumps
•
A manufacturer’s specification sheet indicating the system
efficiency must accompany the application form
•
Qualifying air conditioning efficiencies must equal or exceed 21SEER (air conditioning)
•
Disposal of the existing unit must comply with local codes and
ordinances. Incentives for heat pumps are available only for the
replacement of an existing heat pump
•
Qualifying heat pump efficiencies must equal or exceed 21-SEER
(air conditioning) and 10-HSPF (heating)
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High-Efficiency Computer Room Air Conditioning
An incentive is available for installing new, air cooled, computer
room air conditioning (CRAC), data center applications, or telecom
applications. This incentive is available for new applications or
replacing existing HVAC systems
Requirements:
•
•
The proposed CRAC unit’s Sensible Coefficient of Performance
(SCOP) must exceed ASHRAE 90.1 2010’s minimum SCOP by
thirty percent (30%) as defined in ASHRAE Standard 127
(including pedestal fans) or in new applications where no fan
currently exists
•
Destratification Fans (Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive is for natural gas customers who are optimizing their
building heating system by adding an air circulation system to reduce
temperature gradient from thermostat to roof
Requirements:
The CRAC unit must have a Sensible Heat Ratio of at least 90%;
standard HVAC cooling
Table 5: Qualifying for CRAC Units
Size Category
2.86
≥ 65 MBH to < 240 MBH
2.73
≥ 240 MBH
2.47
Data Room Hot-Cold / Cold Aisle Configuration
Requirements:
•
•
The area served must be a conditioned space (heated) greater
than 5,000 ft2 with a floor-to-ceiling distance of at least 20 feet
•
The minimum temperature differential between the thermostat
(5-foot above finished floor) and the bottom of the ceiling must
be at least 15°F (i.e., 68°F at thermostat height, 83°F at ceiling
height)
•
Affected area cannot exceed building or room area served by the
destratification fan
•
Affected area shall be calculated by 5 times the fan diameter.
Qualifying Efficiency
< 65 MBH
An incentive is available for optimizing a computer room air
conditioning (CRAC) system to create a hot-aisle/cold-aisle
configuration
•
The new configuration must result in an increase in the return
air temperature of at least 5°F to the CRAC unit, achieved by
reducing the average return air flow (per above description)
Applications achieving a 10°F increase in the return air
temperature are eligible for a bonus incentive
•
Documentation of existing and post return air temperatures must
be provided showing a minimum of seven (7) continuous days of
pre and post temperature monitoring
•
Incentive is based on nominal MBH rating of the CRAC unit
•
Redundant or backup systems do not qualify
Industrial Fans
Could be combined with destratification fan (combo customers)
Example:
20-foot fan diameter
5 x 20-foot = 100-foot
Area = π x diameter2 / 4 = 3.14 x 1002 / 4 = 7,850 ft2
•
For ceiling fan diameters smaller than 16-foot the destratification
effectiveness will be validated by taking the air temperature
readings before construction and after construction under the
same ventilation rate. The temperature gradient in the area
affected must decrease by at least 10 °F Fahrenheit, or minimum
air velocity of 100FPM perpendicular to the floor at an elevation
of 5-foot must be validated.
•
Spaces already served by forced-air air handling systems (i.e.,
RTU) that are required to operate continuously during occupied
periods (meet indoor air quality) do not qualify
Chillers
Measure
Measure
Unit
High-Volume, Low-Speed Fan
Unit
Air-Cooled Chiller (IPLV = 1.04 kW/Ton)
Ton
Water-Cooled Chiller
Ton
Fan
Destratification Fan
Square Foot
Air- and Water-Cooled Chillers
Requirements:
High-Volume, Low-Speed Fans
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
Chillers are eligible for an incentive if they have a rated kW/ton
for the Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV) and/or EER that is
less than or equal to the qualifying Level 1 efficiency (10 percent
below IECC 2006 standard) shown in table 6
•
The chiller efficiency rating must be based on ARI Standard
550/590-2003 for IPLV. The chillers must meet ARI standards
550/590-2003, be UL listed and use a minimum ozone-depleting
refrigerant (e.g., HCFC or HFC)
Requirements:
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This incentive is available for installing horizontal ceiling
mounted, at least 16-foot diameter, high-volume low-speed
(HVLS) fans which are either replacing multiple non-HVLS fans
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The ARI net capacity value should be used to determine the chiller
tons
•
A manufacturer’s specification sheet with the kW/ton-IPLV or
COP-IPLV must accompany the application form
•
There is a fixed incentive for reaching the minimum qualifying
efficiency, and incremental incentives for every 0.01 kW/ton-IPLV
reduction from the minimum required
Table 6: Qualifying Efficiencies for Water-Cooled Chillers
Equipment Category
Centrifugal
Rotary Screw, Scroll
or Reciprocating
Size Category
Qualifying
Efficiency (IPLV)
Less Than 300 Tons
0.54
300 to 600 Tons
0.49
Greater Than 600 Tons
0.49
Less Than 75 Tons
0.57
75 to 150.0 Tons
0.55
150.1 to 300 Tons
0.52
Greater Than 300 Tons
0.49
Heating Boilers
Measure
Unit
HVAC Boiler
MBH
High-Efficiency HVAC Hydronic Boiler
Requirements:
•
Available only for equipment used for space heating. Boilers
purchased for back-up or redundancy are not eligible
•
Boilers must modulate their firing rate and have a sealed
combustion unit
•
Applicant must submit boiler specifications with steady state
boiler input and output ratings. The ratings will be defined
per ANSI Standard Z21.13 and use supply and return water
temperatures. Note that high- efficiency condensing boilers will
provide the rated efficiency only if return water is cold enough
to condense the flue gases. If the heating system cannot meet the
requirement, a non-condensing boiler may be a better choice.
Qualifying efficiencies are shown in Table 7 below. The efficiency
should be given as a Thermal Efficiency value.
•
Steam or Process Boilers
Measure
Unit
Process Steam Boilers
MBH
HVAC Steam Boiler
MBH
Process Hydronic Boilers
MBH
High-Efficiency Pool Water Heater
MBH
High-Efficiency HVAC Steam, Process Steam, or Process
Hydronic Boiler
Requirements:
•
Steam boilers (process or HVAC) must meet a minimum thermal
efficiency of 82 percent as specified by the boiler manufacturer
•
Hydronic process boilers must meet a minimum combustion
efficiency of 82 percent as specified by the boiler manufacturer
•
Only HVAC or process boilers qualify
•
Manufacturer name and equipment model number must be
provided
•
Redundant or backup boilers do not qualify
High-Efficiency Pool Water Heater
Requirements:
•
Heater must be equal to or greater than 84 percent thermal
efficiency and must replace pre-existing pool heater
•
Heater must be rated between 500 MBH and 2,000 MBH
•
Must have an on/off switch and have no pilot light
•
Heater cannot be used as a back-up for solar water heating
•
Redundant or backup boilers do not qualify
Furnace/Unit Heater Type
Measure
Unit
High-Efficiency Furnace or Unit Heater at least 92% Efficient
MBH
High-Efficiency Furnace or Unit Heater at least 95% Efficient
MBH
Direct-Fired Makeup Air Heating Unit
MBH
1 MBH = 1,000 Btu/hr
Table 7: Minimum Efficiency Requirements for Gas Space Heating Boilers
Incentive Level
Minimum
≥ 0.86 and < 0.90
Level 2
≥ 0.90
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High-Efficiency Furnace or Unit Heater
•
Space setpoint temperatures of the proposed infrared heating
system must be reduced by at least 5°F below the existing unit
heater setpoint temperatures
•
Customers must provide a signed affidavit stating the base line
set point temperature and the proposed set point temperature
showing at least a 5 °F reduction and set point temperature.
Affidavit can be found in appendix of catalog
Requirements:
•
Condensing furnaces must be 92 percent AFUE (Annual Fuel
Utilization Efficiency) or greater and have a sealed combustion
unit
•
Direct-fired air handling units are not eligible for the incentive
•
Chimney liners must be installed where a high-efficiency natural
gas furnace replaces atmospherically drafted equipment that was
vented through the same flue as a gas water heater. Flue closure
protocol must be used when a high-efficiency furnace is installed
and the chimney is no longer in use
•
Available only for equipment used in space heating conditions
•
Equipment purchased for back-up or redundancy is not eligible
Direct-Fired Makeup Air Handling Unit
Requirements:
•
An incentive is available for replacing standard efficiency, forcedair, space heating equipment (less than 84% efficient, i.e., indirectfired natural gas unit heater, steam air handling unit, 80/20
makeup air handling unit, etc) with direct-fired HVAC system
•
Applications where there is an increase in outside air
mechanically provided to or removed from the space do not
qualify for this incentive
•
The customer must provide the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
(AFUE) and capacity of the new direct-fired unit(s)
•
Can be combined with ventilation reduction
Infrared Heaters (Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Unit
Infrared Heaters (Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customers)
MBH
Infrared Heaters (Consumers Energy natural gas customers)
MBH
Requirements:
Only building space heating applications are eligible
•
High-intensity and low-intensity heaters are eligible
•
Heaters must be replacing indirect unit type heaters (i.e., unit
heating furnaces, AHUs, Unit Heaters, etc)
•
Pre-notification application shall include infrared heater layout
with locations of existing unit heater being replaced
•
Infrared heaters must be installed per manufacturer’s
recommendations
•
End-of-life replacement of an existing infrared heater does not
qualify
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Domestic Water Heaters
Domestic Water Heaters
Unit
Size (Gallons)
Up to 80
0.67 Energy Factor
Up to 80
0.80 Energy Factor
High-Efficiency
Domestic Water
Heating Boiler
84% to 89.9% efficient
MBH
At least 90% efficient
MBH
High-Efficiency
Tank-Style
Domestic
Water Heater
Up to 80 gallons (0.67 Energy Factor)
Unit
Up to 80 gallons (0.80 Energy Factor)
Unit
Greater than 80 gallons
MBH
Heat Pump Domestic
Water Heater
Tank Style (EF ≥ 2.0)
Unit
≤ 50 MBH (COP ≥ 3.0)
Unit
Tankless Water Heater
Greater than 80
Requirements:
•
Available for upgrading existing electric domestic water heaters
with air source, heat pump, domestic water heater system used in
commercial applications
•
The heat pump water heaters must be installed in conditioned
spaces where the ambient air remains in the range of 40º – 90ºF
year round; mechanical rooms, as an example
•
The locations should also provide at least 1,000 ft3 of air space
around the heat pump water heater to ensure that there is enough
air space for the heat pump to pull heat out of and transfer into
the domestic hot water system
•
Tank style domestic hot water heat pumps must be replacing an
existing electric domestic water heater, and have an energy factor
of at least two (EF ≥ 2.0)
•
All other commercial heat pumps must have a minimum COP of
High-Efficiency Domestic Water Heater Boiler
•
Available for domestic water heating boiler systems upgraded to
a medium (minimum of 84 percent) or high (minimum of 90
percent) thermal efficiency heating system used in commercial
applications
•
The domestic water boiler system typically utilizes a separate hot
water storage tank(s)
•
Only boilers greater than 75,000 BTU/hr qualify for this incentive
•
Redundant boilers or those used for space heating do not qualify
for this incentive
High-Efficiency Gas-Fired Tank-Style Water Heater
Requirements:
•
94% Thermal
Heat Pump Domestic Water Heater
Unit
Requirements:
Minimum
3.0
Tankless Water Heaters
Requirements:
•
Instantaneous (i.e.: “tankless”, “demand”, “instantaneous”) electric
or natural gas water heaters can either be new construction or
replacing and existing water heater with the same type of fuel
source (i.e.: existing electric resistance domestic water heater
being replaced with a new electric instantaneous water heater)
•
The instantaneous electric water heater must have an energy
factor of at least 0.98
•
The instantaneous natural gas must be power vented with an
energy factor of 0.82 or greater
•
Replacement of existing tankless water heaters does not qualify
Heater must replace existing natural gas water heater that meets
the criteria in Table 8
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Building Automation Systems
Centralized Building Automation Systems
Measure
Unit
Web-Based
Building
Automation
System
(BAS)
»»
•
New control systems must be entirely direct digital controlled
(DDC); however, exceptions may be granted for large pneumatic
actuators
•
Minimum area of 10,000 ft2
•
It is recommended that the HVAC BAS include:
Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat (Consumers Energy
natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning (Consumers Energy
electric customers)
»»
Real-time outside air damper positioning
Square Foot
»»
Non-air conditioned, heated space
(Consumers Energy electric
customers)
Whole building real-time power and energy monitoring
capability
Square Foot
»»
At least three “enhanced” control strategies, (i.e., critical
zone hydronic heating supply temperature reset, AHU fan
control, exhaust fan control, etc)
»»
If incorporated with Demand Control Ventilation, real-time
CO2 monitoring at the operator interface
»»
As part of the new control system the owner should receive
all hardware and software programming tools required for
system changes and/or additions
Web-Based Building Automation System
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
A minimum setback space temperature of at least 5°F in
both heating and air condition mode
Available for existing buildings that currently have no digital
automated HVAC controls or outdated pneumatic control
systems with inoperable time control functions
Existing HVAC control systems cannot have time of day
scheduling (including seven-day programmable thermostats).
Upgrading obsolete EMS HVAC system with inoperable time
clock functions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for
incentive eligibility
•
Buildings upgrading existing digital EMS systems are not eligible
for prescriptive incentives
•
HVAC BAS systems must be new and include:
Central time clock control
»»
Web-based interface with PC-based controls and graphic
»»
Open-protocol architecture controls system shall consist of
either LonTalk (ANSI/CEA 709.1) or BACNet (ASHRAE/
ANSI 135) protocol being used between all controlled and
controlling devices and every node on the network, unless
granted a pre-approved exception
»»
Minimum setback period must exceed 2,200 hours per year
Buildings must have more than 10,000 ft2 of controlled heating
space to be eligible for natural gas incentives and 10,000 ft2 of
controlled air conditioned (cooled) space to be eligible for electric
incentives
•
Heated school areas that are not air conditioned may qualify for
an electric BAS incentive based on shutting off fan motors and
pumps during non-occupied periods except to remain space
temperature
•
Manufacturing facilities may be eligible for a different incentive
•
The maximum incentive available is $50,000 per facility
•
Pre-notification application should include proposed BAS
sequence of operations, scaled floor-plan of building with
controlled area highlighted, specifications of proposed BAS
system, and estimated cost for the proposed BAS system
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Measure
Unit
BAS for Manufacturing HVAC Fans
HP
Parking Garage Exhaust Fan CO Control
HP
Hydronic HVAC Pump Control
(Consumers Energy electric customers)
HP
Critical Zone Supply Air Reset Control
Ton
Air-Side Economizer
Ton
Building Automation System for Manufacturing HVAC
Fans (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The ventilation system is typically required to maintain the
garage at negative or neutral pressure relative to occupied
spaces adjoining the garage when the garage is scheduled for
occupancy.
•
The ventilation control system must comply with all local and/
or state authorities having jurisdiction.
•
Confirm with your blower manufacturer that the increased fan
cycling will not result in unforeseen motor damage
Hydronic HVAC Pump Control
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for hydronic heating or chilled water pump system
control upgrades
•
Qualifying pumping systems include hydronic heating pump
controls, chilled water pump controls and condenser water pump
controls (if applicable)
•
This incentive is available to control the HVAC ventilation
equipment in non-air conditioned manufacturing facilities
•
The existing HVAC unit must be running 24/7
•
The manufacturing facility must have unoccupied period that the
HVAC equipment can be shut off during
•
The intent of this control strategy is to allow the hydronic pumps
to be disabled during periods of minimal loads
•
Motor size (hp) will be based on original HVAC equipment
nameplate data
•
•
As part of the new control system, the owner should receive all
hardware and software programming tools required for system
changes and/or additions
Pumping systems currently operating with operable time clocks
or outside air sensor controls/lockouts do not qualify for this
incentive
•
The existing pumps must operate continuously at a constant
pumping volume flow rate
•
Minimum setback period of 2,000 hours per year
•
•
Existing HVAC & controls cannot have time of day controls (i.e.
7-day programmable T-stats)
Upgrades must include hardware installation for new DDC
controls
•
The minimum qualifying area is 10,000 ft2 of conditioned space
Parking Garage Exhaust Fan Carbon Monoxide Control
Requirements:
•
Mechanical ventilation systems serving enclosed parking
garages with the total design exhaust rate for the garage greater
than or equal to 10,000 cfm qualifies for this measure
The existing fan must be constant speed, continuously operating
year round
•
The existing fans cannot be variable speed drive (VSD)
controlled
•
The occupied ventilation rate must be at least 1.5 cfm/sq ft
•
The proposed control system must automatically detect
contaminant level and disable fans during periods of little use,
provided acceptable contaminant level is maintained
•
Typically, CO concentration at all sensors is maintained below
25 parts per million (ppm). If the sensor is capable of NO2
detection, the NO2 cannot typically exceed 3 ppm
•
Typically one CO sensor per 5,000 sq ft is required
Requirements:
•
Available for converting existing variable air volume (VAV) air
handling systems into VAV systems with critical zone reset (static
pressure reset)
•
The area served by the air handling system must be fully
conditioned space (both heating and air conditioned) and to be
fully controlled by an operational Energy Management System
(EMS)
•
At a minimum, the ability to read actual airflow at each VAV box
and the following controls sequence must be added to all VAV
air handling systems, in accordance with ASHRAE 90.1 Section
6.5.3.2. Provide the proposed Sequence of Operation
•
Verification of proper implementation of this measure will come
from EMS screen shots of the damper position of VAV damper
boxes confirming that during normal occupied periods; at least
one VAV damper shall be fully opened
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Critical Zone Supply Air Reset Control Strategy
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Air-Side Economizer (Pre-Notification Required)
Optimal Start/Stop on AHU (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
Available for retrofitting Roof-Top Units (RTUs), Air Handling
Units (AHUs), Split Direct-Expansion (DX) systems, or Unit
Ventilators (UVs) which were designed without economizers or
systems which have inoperable economizer controls
•
The area served must be air conditioned (cooled) space
•
At a minimum, the new damper actuators and controls must be
installed to the existing system and the proper calibration must
be done by a certified professional
Measure
Optimal Start/Stop
on Air Handling
Units
Occupancy Sensor
Control for HVAC
BAS Systems
The HVAC sequence of operation shall be written to utilize
the existing and new building automation system (BAS) to
determine the length of time required to bring each zone from
current unoccupied temperature to within 2 °F of the occupied
setpoint temperature in as short of time period as possible right
before occupied mode. This shall be accomplished by using the
difference between the actual zone temperature and occupied
setpoint and outdoor air (OA) temperature/ humidity. These
differences are then compared with historical performance of
how quickly the zone has been able to warm up or cool down to
determine when the system needs to startup in the morning
•
During optimal start morning warm-up, the supply fan shall run
continuously and the heating or cooling shall be energized but
the OA damper shall remain closed unless in economizer mode
•
Optimal Stop shall use historical difference between zone
temperature and outdoor air temperature/humidity to determine
when the cooling/ heating can be shutdown prior to unoccupied
time without the zone temperature drifting farther than 5 °F from
setpoint. During optimal stop, the supply fan shall continue to
run and the OA damper shall remain open
•
Floor plans showing pertinent areas should be provided, along
with a copy of the sequence of operation
Unit
Air Conditioning and Natural
Gas Heat (Consumers Energy
electric and natural gas
customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy natural
gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning
(Consumers Energy electric
customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning and Natural
Gas Heat (Consumers Energy
electric and natural gas
customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy natural
gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning
(Consumers Energy electric
customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning and Natural
Gas Heat (Consumers Energy
electric and natural gas
customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy natural
gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning
(Consumers Energy electric
customers)
Square Foot
Occupancy Sensor Control for HVAC BAS System
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for customers who are upgrading their building Energy
Management System (EMS) by adding occupancy sensors to
automatically switch the heating, ventilation, and air condition
(HVAC) systems in zone specific spaces (i.e., classrooms, offices,
health care, etc) from occupied to unoccupied mode when these
areas are not in use
•
The area served by the proposed HVAC occupancy sensors must
be a conditioned space
•
This incentive is not available for spaces already controlled by
outside air demand control ventilation systems
•
The HVAC terminal equipment (i.e., unit ventilators or constant
volume AHUs) controlled by the occupancy sensors must be
capable of reducing to zero flow during periods of no occupancy
•
Floor plans showing pertinent areas must be provided, along
with a copy of the sequence of operation confirming the optimal
setpoint specification
•
Cannot be combined with the Demand Control Ventilation
Incentive
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Control for Smart
Thermostat
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Unit
•
Must submit floor plan with final application
5 °F reset
Ton
•
Cannot be combined with the HVAC Occupancy Sensor Incentive
10 °F reset
Ton
Chilled Water Reset
Retrofit
Demand
Control
Ventilation
Air Conditioning and Natural Gas
Heat (Consumers Energy electric and natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat (Consumers
Energy natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning (Consumers
Energy electric customers)
Square Foot
Unitary Controls
Measure
Programmable
Thermostat
Chilled Water Reset Retrofit (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
Available for installing a chiller water reset to allow the supply
chilled water (CWS) temperature to increase by 10°F based
on the outside air (OA) temperature (i.e., at an OA=80°F,
CWS=45°F; at an OA=55°F, CWS=55°F)
If more than one chilled water valve on the terminal equipment
is 100 percent open, the chilled water supply temperature should
be decreased
•
The actual chilled water reset schedule should be calibrated at
each site based on internal relative humidity
•
The reset schedule shall be provided with the application
•
Available for Consumers Energy electric customers only
Demand Control Ventilation (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Install ventilation controls on existing buildings that use carbon
dioxide levels to measure occupancy and modify the percentage
of outside air based on variable levels
•
Only buildings with space heating and cooling applications are
eligible.
•
Conditioned spaces must be kept between 65ºF and 75ºF during
operating hours
•
Systems must have current fresh air requirements equal or greater
to 10 percent of supply air requirements
•
Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) sensors must be installed in conjunction
with fully functioning air-side economizers. Dual-temperature
air-side economizers with zone-level CO2 sensors for rooftop
units qualify, and return system CO2 sensors are required for
built up systems
•
Controlled space must meet the minimum requirements of the
current ASHRAE 62 standard, as well as all local building code,
and manufacturer’s recommendations
•
The CO2 sensors must control the outside air dampers to qualify
•
The incentive is calculated per square foot of area controlled
Hotel
Guest Room
Occupancy
Sensor
Web-Based
Programmable
Thermostat
Occupancy
Sensor
Control for
Smart
Thermostat
Unit
Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customers)
Unit
Natural Gas Heat (Consumers
Energy natural gas customers)
Unit
Air Conditioning (Consumers Energy
electric customers)
Unit
Natural Gas Heat (Consumers
Energy natural gas customers)
Unit
Electric Heat (Consumers Energy
electric customers)
Unit
Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat (Consumers
Energy natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning (Consumers Energy
electric customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customers)
Square Foot
Natural Gas Heat
(Consumers Energy natural gas
customers)
Square Foot
Air Conditioning
(Consumers Energy electric
customers)
Square Foot
Programmable Thermostat (Pre-notification required)
Requirements:
•
Programmable Thermostat must have the capability of enabling
the user to set one or more time periods each day when a
comfort set point temperature needs to be maintained and one
or more time periods each day when an energy-saving set point
temperature needs to be maintained
•
Incentive is based on the area of conditioned space served by the
thermostat
•
Thermostats on new HVAC equipment are not eligible
•
Minimum setback period of 2,000 hours per year and a minimum
setback space temperature of at least 5°F in both heating and
cooling (when applicable)
•
Existing HVAC & controls cannot have time of day controls (i.e.
7-day programmable T-stats)
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Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor (Natural Gas Heat)
(Pre-notification required)
heating and cooling (when applicable)
•
To qualify for this incentive, the proposed thermostat must
remain continuously connected to the Internet and is accessible
through a standard web browser for remote monitoring and
scheduling
•
The thermostat should also have smart scheduling (occupancy
based scheduling) and smart recovery (the system’s ability to
determine the minimum time necessary for HVAC to run in
order to reach set point) as well as default systems alerts
•
Both wired and wireless systems are acceptable
•
Thermostats on new HVAC equipment is not eligible
Requirements:
•
Available for sensors that control natural gas heating units for
individual hotel rooms.
•
Sensors controlled by a front desk system are not eligible
•
Sensors must be controlled by automatic occupancy detectors,
and it is recommended that during unoccupied periods the
default setting for controlled units differ by at least 8 °F from the
operating set-point
•
The incentive is per guest room controlled, not per sensor. For
multi-room suites the incentive is available per room controlled,
if a sensor is installed in each room
•
Replacement or upgrades of existing occupancy-based controls
are not eligible as a prescriptive incentive
•
A floor plan defining the room layout and equipment being
replaced must be provided with the application form
Requirements:
•
Hotel Guest Room Occupancy Sensor (Electric Heat)
(Pre-notification required)
Available for customers who install single zone thermostats
with occupancy sensors to reset the space temperature at least
5°F when the individual zone is unoccupied. Example: heating
season, occupied set point temperature at 70°F, switched to 60°F
during non-occupancy
•
The areas served by the proposed HVAC occupancy sensor must
be a conditioned space
Requirements:
•
Cannot be combined with the demand control ventilation
measure
•
May be combined with web-based programmable thermostats
•
Available for sensors that control heat pumps, and other electric
heating units for individual hotel rooms.
•
Sensors controlled by a front desk system are not eligible
•
Sensors must be controlled by automatic occupancy detectors,
and it is recommended that during unoccupied periods the
default setting for controlled units differ by at least 8 °F from the
operating set point
•
•
•
The incentive is per guest room controlled, not per sensor. For
multi-room suites the incentive is available per room controlled,
if a sensor is installed in each room
Boiler Controls
Measure
Optimized Boiler Plant
Sequencing
Modulating Burner Control
A floor plan defining the room layout and equipment being
replaced must be provided with the application form
Boiler Oxygen Trim Control
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available for existing buildings that currently
have no digital automated HVAC control or outdated pneumatic
control systems with inoperable time control functions
•
Existing HVAC control system cannot have time of day
scheduling (including 7 day programmable thermostats)
•
Minimum setback period of 2,200 hours per year and a
minimum setback space temperature of at least 5°F in both
Unit
HVAC
Process
Water Reset Control Retrofit
Replacement or upgrades of existing occupancy-based controls
are not eligible as a prescriptive incentive
Web-Based Programmable Thermostat
(Pre-notification required)
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MBH
HVAC
Process
HVAC
Process
Linkageless (Parallel Positioning)
Boiler Controls
HVAC
Process
Combination Linkageless & Oxygen Trim Boiler control
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MBH
MBH
MBH
MBH
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Optimized Boiler Plant Sequencing
(Pre-Notification Required)
Linkageless Parallel Positioning Boiler Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
Available for installing sequence controls on existing boilers and
for new boiler with built-in controls
•
System must operate (be enabled) a minimum of 4,000 hours per
year
•
The customer must provide the nominal unit rating (MBH) for
the lead boiler and all additional lag/redundant boilers in the
boiler plant
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify for this incentive
•
This incentive is available for installing linkageless boiler controls
on existing boilers used for HVAC or process applications that
operate in parallel positioning
•
Hospitals or universities whose boilers operate year round may
qualify as a process boiler
•
Cannot be combined with oxygen trim controls incentive
•
•
•
•
The Boiler Plant Control incentive is available for heating systems
with at least two (2) boilers currently isolated from each other,
operating in parallel piping systems with each other
All boilers shall be monitored and controlled, at a minimum,
as follows: sequenced and staged, both enabled and disabled, in
a manner to optimize their operation as recommended by the
boiler manufacturer
Within fifteen minutes of disabling a boiler, the boiler’s flow
through that disabled boiler must be stopped, either by
automatically disabling the boiler’s corresponding circulating
pump, or through automatically shutting of an isolation valve
when applicable.
Combination Linkageless & Oxygen Trim Boiler control
Requirements:
•
System must operate (be enabled) a minimum of 4,000 hours per
year
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify for this incentive
•
This incentive is available for installing both linkageless and
oxygen trim boiler controls on existing boilers used for HVAC or
process applications
•
Hospitals or universities whose boilers operate year round may
qualify as a process boiler
Hospitals or universities whose boiler operates year round may
qualify as a process boiler
Modulating Burner Control (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The burners must be able to be controlled to a minimum turn
down ratio of 5:1 or greater
•
Boiler must operate (be enabled) a minimum of 4,000 hours per
year to be eligible
•
Retrofit projects on existing boiler systems are eligible, not for
new controls on new condensing boilers
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify
•
Water Reset Control Retrofit (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Outside air temperature reset or cutout control incentives are for
existing space heating boilers only. A new boiler with boiler reset
controls is not eligible
•
The system must be set so that the minimum temperature is not
more than 10 °F above manufacturer’s recommended minimum
return temperature
Hospitals or universities whose boilers operate year round may
qualify as a process boiler
•
This incentive is for one outdoor air reset control per boiler
system
Boiler Oxygen Trim Control (Pre-Notification Required)
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify
•
Facilities with existing outdoor air reset or cutout controls on
existing boiler loops (i.e., primary) or existing building heating
lops (i.e., secondary) do not qualify
Requirements:
Boiler must operate (be enabled) a minimum of 4,000 hours per
year to be eligible. These are operating hours, not full-load hours
•
The incentive is eligible only for retrofit projects, not for new
controls on a new boiler
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify
•
Hospitals or universities whose boilers operate year round may
qualify as a process boiler
•
Cannot be combined with linkageless boiler controls incentive
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Enhanced Snow Melt Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Enhanced snow/ice melt controller must be added to existing or
new hydronic heating boiler system
•
The proposed controller must be programmed to turn off
completely, not idle, when precipitation is not present. BAS
system must gather weather forecast information and engage
snow/ice melt system to maintain in idle mode slab temperature
of approximately 32°F for approximately 8 hours before the
predicated precipitation event hours
•
A slab moisture sensor is required to enable slab temperature to
rise to 40°F during a moisture event
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Advanced Air Distribution &
Energy Recovery
Measure
Constant Volume
AHU to VAV AHU with
Hydronic Reheat
Constant Volume
AHU to Hydronic
Heat Pump Loop
Utility
Unit
Electric and Natural Gas
Customers
Square Foot
Electric Customers
Square Foot
Natural Gas Customers
Square Foot
Electric and Natural Gas
Customers
Square Foot
Electric Customers
Square Foot
Natural Gas Customers
Square Foot
Constant Volume (CV) AHU to VAV AHU
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Available for converting existing constant volume air handling
systems into variable air volume (VAV) air handling systems. The
areas served by the air system must be conditioned spaces (both
heated and air conditioned)
•
At a minimum, variable frequency drives must be installed on all
fans in the system and VAV boxes and reheat must be added to a
minimum of four zones
•
Controls must be added or modified for the new VAV operating
conditions and all zone sensors must be upgraded to digital
•
The incentive cannot be combined with the incentive for VFD/
VSD on HVAC Fans or HVAC Pumps
•
Adding a VFD and controls to a constant volume AHU does not
qualify
•
Existing single zone air handling equipment does not qualify (i.e.,
classroom unit ventilators or fan coil units)
Constant Volume AHU to Hydronic Heat Pump
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
At a minimum, the proposed HVAC system must have at least
four zones created
•
A water loop heat pump system must consist of water-toair heat pumps at each zone and connected to a common
water loop. Loop must also be connected to a cooling tower
(summer operation) and a boiler system (winter operation) for
supplemental heat rejection/addition
•
Air-to-air heat pumps or geothermal heat pump systems do not
qualify for this incentive
•
Existing single zone air handling equipment does not qualify (i.e.,
classroom unit ventilators or fan coil units)
Process Ventilation Reduction
Measure
Unit
Process Heating Ventilation Reduction
Consumers Energy natural gas customers
CFM
Process Fan Ventilation Reduction*
Consumers Energy electric customers
CFM
Process Fan Ventilation Reduction*
Consumers Energy electric customers
HP
* Pick one or the other per facility
Process Ventilation Reduction
(Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive is available for natural gas or electric (fan only)
customers who are permanently reducing their heating season
manufacturing or process ventilation volume flow rates through
facility or process improvements.
Requirements:
•
The reduced volume flow rate must exceed 5,000 ft3 per minute
and serve conditioned (heated) spaces
•
Significant changes of operational use (i.e., factory to warehouse)
do not qualify for this incentive
•
Systems designed to allow the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in
occupied spaces to exceed a maximum level of 1,200 ppm do not
qualify for this incentive
•
The reduced volume flow rate levels must also comply with the
local and/or state authority having jurisdiction
Requirements:
•
The areas served by the air system must be conditioned spaces
(both heated and air conditioned)
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•
Decreases in ventilation rates of HVAC systems must be authored
by a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Michigan,
or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
•
Operational performance verification (complete pre-construction
and post-construction volume flow rate testing) by certified
Testing, Adjusting, and Balance (TAB) Agents are required to
qualify for this incentive. TAB Agent is to be certified by either
AABC (Associated Air Balance Council) or NEBB (National
Environmental Balancing Bureau)
This incentive is available for integrating an air-to-air, fixed-plate,
energy recovery system (sensible heat only) to recover the waste
energy out of exhaust air streams to temper incoming makeup outside
air streams before these air streams are mechanically heated.
Requirements:
•
The area served must be a heated space
•
Pre-notification applications must include a one-page narration
of the project’s proposed scope of work
•
The fixed-plate recovery system shall be a minimum of 55
percent sensible effectiveness (temperature transfer efficiency)
•
Electric incentives may be chosen based on either CFM reduction
or HP reduction
•
The system should be equipped with an air stream bypass to
operate in economizer mode, when applicable
•
Heating CFM is based on the average heating season’s outside air
volume flow rate that is directly conditioned
•
The minimum volume flow rate to qualify for this incentive is 500
CFM, while the maximum volume flow rate is 50,000 CFM.
•
The rated volume flow rate is the supply volume flow rate being
introduced into the space, as defined in AHRI Standard 10602005
•
Energy Recovery is required by code when the design supply air
capacity is ≥ 5,000 CFM and the outside air supply is ≥ 70% of
the design supply air quantity. Unless an exception to the code
is satisfied (consult ASHRAE 90.1-2007), incentives will not be
awarded for New Construction projects when required by code
Energy Recovery
Enthalpy Wheel Energy Recovery Units
(Pre-Notification required)
Measure
Unit
Enthalpy Wheel Energy Recovery Unit
CFM
Fixed-Plate Air to Air Energy Recovery Unit
CFM
This incentive is available for integrating an enthalpy-based energy
recovery (i.e., enthalpy wheels) to recover the waste energy out of
exhaust air streams and to temper incoming makeup outside air
streams before these air streams are mechanically conditioned.
Requirements:
Boiler Efficiency Improvements
Equipment Type
Unit
HVAC Boiler Stack Economizer
MHB
Process Boilers Stack Economizer
MHB
Steam Boiler Makeup Water Pre-Heat
MMBtu/yr
Automatic Boiler Blowdown Reduction
Gal/yr Reduced
•
The area served must be conditioned
•
Enthalpy heat recovery as required by local or state code does not
qualify for this incentive
•
The enthalpy heat recovery systems shall have a minimum of 70
percent total outside air wheel effectiveness
•
The system should be equipped with an air stream bypass to
operate in economizer mode, when applicable
•
Both traditional and condensing stack economizers qualify
•
The minimum volume flow rate to qualify for this incentive is 500
CFM, while the maximum volume flow rate is 50,000 CFM.
•
Must operate at least 2,000 hrs/yr
•
The rated volume flow rate is the supply volume flow rate being
introduced into the space, as defined in AHRI Standard 10602005
•
Redundant boilers do not qualify for this incentive
•
Both space heating and process boiler systems qualify
•
The amount of the incentive will be based on the boiler’s primary
application (space heating or process), the boiler’s nominal input
rating, and by the achieved exhaust flue temperature decrease at
full fire, with the percent of excess air held constant
•
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Fixed-Plate Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Units
(Pre-Notification Required)
Energy recovery is required by code when the design supply air
capacity is ≥ 5,000 CFM and the outside air supply is ≥ 70% of
the design supply air quantity. Unless an exception to the code
is satisfied (consult ASHRAE 90.1-2007), incentives will not be
awarded for New Construction projects when required by codes
Boiler Stack Economizer (Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive is available for natural gas customers for adding a stack
economizer to the exhaust flue stack of boilers to recover waste heat,
which will be used to preheat the boiler’s feed water system.
Requirements:
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After the stack economizer has been installed the boiler stack
temperature must be recorded and provided
•
Pre-construction and post-construction copies of the boiler
combustion analysis must be provided to confirm the achieved
exhaust flue temperature decrease
Steam Boiler Make Up Water Pre-Heat
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
Required are one year’s average of water tests measuring
parameters used to obtain the cycles of conductivity prior to the
upgrade
•
Also, water test data after the upgrade is required to verify
performance
•
Cycles of concentration is the ration of blow-down conductivity
to make up water conductivity and must be provided by the site
water treatment service to show performance before and after the
upgrade. For more information see appendix
Requirements:
•
This measure requires the installation of equipment (i.e., heat
exchanger) to transfer waste heat into the natural gas steam
boiler’s make up water
•
Historical records covering one year of make up water usage is
required
•
Also required is one week of post data monitoring of the inlet
water temperature and the outlet water temperature after
implementation of the measure
•
The waste heat source must be discarded heat that would
otherwise remain unused and not a fired or powered heater
•
Cannot be combined with boiler stack economizer
•
The amount of energy recovery is provided by the following
formula:
Qrecovered = C1 × Vrecovered × (Toutlet - Tinlet ) / (nboiler)
Refrigeration Waste Heat Recovery
(Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Refrigeration Waste Heat Recovery Decreasing
Domestic Water Heating
Ton
Refrigeration Waste Heat Recovery Decreasing
HVAC Heating Load
Ton
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available for customers who are installing new
waste heat recovery equipment on their commercial refrigeration
equipment (i.e., case coolers, freezers, open dairy/meat cases,
walk-in coolers, etc.)
•
The recaptured waste to be sent to the domestic water heater
system. In either case there must be sufficient need for this waste
heat and it must result in a decrease in natural gas or electric
consumption
•
To qualify for this incentive at least thirty percent (30%) of
the refrigeration systems waste heat must be utilized for space
heating (HVAC) or domestic water heating (DWH) and designed
at least seventy percent (70%) of the recoverable refrigeration
load
•
This incentive is available for retrofitting existing refrigeration
systems.
•
The condenser used to reject refrigeration system heat must be
located where the heat is not used for building heat (typically
outside) or other purposes i.e., > 95% wasted.
•
The new system shall include a new heat exchanger installed
in the HVAC duct or the cold water supply to the domestic hot
water system to reclaim the heat from the refrigeration system
condenser.
•
We would expect to see pre-heat tanks on domestic water systems
Where:
Qrecovered = amount of energy recovered by the pre-heater in units of 1,000,000 Btu/yr, or MMBtu/yr
C1
= conversion constant, 8.34 lb/gal
Vrecovered = annual makeup water volume flow rate recovered, gal/yr
Toutlet= outlet makeup water temperature, °F
Tinlet= inlet makeup water temperature, °F
nboiler= boiler system efficiency, 80%
•
This measure also applies to domestic or process water heating.
One week of post flow measurement data (GPM) is required to
verify savings
Automatic Boiler Blow-Down Reduction
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
•
This measure requires the installation of equipment that results
in lower blow-down without raising the impurity levels in the
natural gas steam boiler to levels that will cause scaling
Simple changes in flow rate without capital expenditure (i.e.,
system modifications, changes in chemical treatment, and blowdown reductions resulting from improved condensate recovery)
do not qualify
Unit
Measure
Size Category
Unit
Computer Room Air Conditioning Glycol Economizer
MBH
Air-Side Economizer for CRAC or Telecom Applications
MBH
Water-Side Economizer
Ton
Make up water must be metered and one year’s worth of water
use data must be provided
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Computer Room Air Conditioning Glycol Economizer
Requirements:
•
•
•
An incentive is available for installing a glycol-free cooling
economizer, or pumped refrigerant economizer on mechanically
DX cooled data centers
Installing economizer mode on new DX Computer Room Air
Conditioning (CRAC) units or retrofitting existing DX CRAC
units qualify.
Condenser Heat Recovery (DX Compressor Waste Heat
Recovery)
Requirements:
•
This incentive is available to customers who are installing aircooled or water-cooled, condenser heat recovery technology on
their HVAC or process equipment (i.e.: RTU, MAU, or chillers)
•
The heat recovery system may either be packaged within the new
HVAC unit (i.e.: heat recovery condenser) or may be retrofitted
to existing HVAC equipment through the use of heat exchangers,
reconfiguring piping, addition of pumps, installing storage tanks,
and controls upgrades
•
The facility must have an adequate need for the recaptured
waste heat (i.e.: restaurant, health clubs, natatoriums pool
dehumidification, hospitals, hotels, industrial process, or an office
building greater than 100,000-ft2)
DX CRAC units with existing economizers or non-functioning
glycol-free cooling economizers do not qualify
Air-Side Economizer For CRAC or Telecom Applications
Requirements:
•
An incentive is available for installing an air-side free cooling
economizer on mechanically DX cooled data centers
•
Installing new DX CRAC units with economizers or retrofitting
existing DX CRAC units qualify
•
A load match study must be performed showing there is sufficient
need for the waste heat to receive the full incentive
•
DX CRAC units with existing economizers or non-functioning
economizers do not qualify
•
•
Air-side economizer incentives are not available in applications
where high humidity control is required
Incentives are only available for heat recovery capacity that will
be fully utilized. Excess or oversized systems will not receive extra
incentives
•
For domestic water heating applications, pre-heat storage tanks
are recommended to be located before the existing domestic water
heater to better utilize the condenser’s waste heat, especially when
there is low demand for hot water
To qualify for this incentive, the facility must have a need for
chilled water throughout the year and be running their existing
water-cooled or air-cooled chiller equipment during the winter
period
•
Implementation must result in a decrease in either natural gas or
electric consumption
•
New construction applications with chiller plants that operate
under 400 ton qualify
•
After construction has been completed, mechanical cooling
(i.e.: chiller’s compressor) must not operate below an outside air
temperature of 45°F
•
Additional benefits may include increased capacity in the cooling
equipment
•
The incentive will be based on the size of the chiller operating
during the winter
•
Incentive will be based on the lower of either: 1) the maximum
recoverable tonnage from the cooling equipment; or 2) the
maximum recoverable hot water load from the load match study
•
This measure qualifies for new construction when used for
process applications. New construction, HVAC applications do
not qualify
•
This incentive may be combined with high efficient air
conditioning measures
Water-Side Economizer
Requirements:
•
Measure
Unit
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Laboratory
Laboratory Measures
Measure
Unit
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Auto-Sash
Closer
Auto-Sash Closer (Pre-Notification Required)
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
Linear
Foot
of Sash
Requirements:
•
The measure is available for systems with 100% outside air, VAV
systems and for labs with a high fume-hood density where the
hood air flow drives the airflow rate for the laboratory
•
It is recommended that the auto-sash closure system have features
such as a sensor to stop sash closure before it hits any protrusion,
the option to open based on either occupancy activation of
buttons (user option) or user selectable time delay prior to sash
closing
•
Other typical features include sash positioning system with
touch over-ride (up or down), fails in any desired position, and
monitoring options
•
Incentive is based on horizontal linear foot of sash opening
Consumers Energy electric customer
Reduced/
Optimized
Air Change
Per Hour
(ACH) Rate
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
Consumers Energy electric customer
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Sash Stops
CFM
Reduced
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
Linear
Foot
of Sash
Consumers Energy electric customer
Laboratory
Fume-Hood
Ventilation
Reduction
(Sash Location)
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
CFM
Reduced
Consumers Energy electric customer
For commercial or industrial laboratory applications (minimum
2,200 hours per year), the following measures have been developed.
The updated system must meet all state and local codes and/or the
authority having jurisdiction, as well as the requirements of your
environmental, health and safety department.
A standard/baseline design practice in many laboratory and vivarium
spaces is for there to be 10 to 12.5 air changes per hour. In the absence
of code guidance, standard practice is to use rules of thumb and legacy
designs to set the air change rate. If the fume-hoods are operating
safely, a lower ACH rate may be able to be maintained to control spill
events. More current lab standards are recommending 4 to 6 ACH,
which when implemented, may save large amounts of heating, cooling,
and ventilation energy when compared to higher air changeover rates.
For reference, air exchanges per hour, ACH = Room Volume in ft3 /
(CFM x 60).
Decreases in ventilation rates must be stamped by a Professional
Engineer licensed in the State of Michigan. Operational performance
verification (complete pre and post volume flow rate testing), by
certified Testing, Adjusting and Balance (TAB) agents are required to
qualify for this measure. TAB agents shall be an independent testing,
adjusting and balancing professional services provider certified by
either AABC (Associated Air Balance Council) or NEBB (National
Environmental Balancing Bureau). Pre-applications are required, and
must include a one-page narration of the project’s scope of work.
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None of the following measures may be combined:
Reduced/optimized air change per hour (ACH) rate, laboratory fumehood ventilation reduction, occupancy sensor with VAV hood, or lowflow hood with VAV hood.
Reduced/Optimized Air Change Per Hour (ACH) Rate
(Pre-Notification Required)
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Sash Stops (Pre-Notification Required)
Sash stops prevent the sash from opening all the way. Usually the
stops are placed at 18” thus blocking the top two fifths of the opening.
In most cases the stops are designed for easy override to lift the sash
out of the way during setup. The measure is available for systems
with 100% outside air, VAV systems, and for labs with a high fumehood density where the hood air flow drives the airflow rate for the
laboratory. Incentive is based on horizontal linear foot of sash opening
Lab Fume-Hood Ventilation Reduction (Sash Location)
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
•
Available for customers who install state-of-the-art energy
efficient chemical fume-hood controls on the hood and in the
supply and exhaust air stream to provide a constant “face velocity”
while varying the air volumes
The proposed control scheme must maintain a minimum 100 feet
per minute (fpm) face velocity at the sash opening
Controls should include an audible and visual alarm if either:
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The sash is open greater than 25 percent and no occupancy
at the hood has been detected for 15 minutes, or
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The sash is open at any position, at least 100 fpm is not being
maintained at the sash opening
•
Laboratories must have at least three (3) fume-hoods that operate
a minimum of 2,600 hours per year to qualify for this incentive
•
This incentive is available as a retrofit to an existing fume-hood or
as an upgrade package purchased with a new hood
•
Existing fume-hoods cannot have any existing variable air volume
controls
•
The reduced volume flow rate levels must comply with the State
and Local codes and/or the authority having jurisdiction
•
This incentive may be combined with the incentive for VFD/VSD
on HVAC Fans or HVAC pumps
•
Proposed fume-hoods must be converted from constant volume
exhaust to variable volume exhaust flow rate controlled by sash
positioning
Unit
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Occupancy
Sensor with
VAV Hood
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
Linear Foot
of Sash
Linear Foot
of Sash
Consumers Energy electric
customer
Consumers Energy natural gas and
electric customer
Low-Flow Hood
with VAV Hood
Consumers Energy natural gas
customer
Consumers Energy electric
customer
High Performance
HEPA Filter
Consumers Energy electric
customer
CFM
High Performance
Non-HEPA Filter
Consumers Energy electric
customer
CFM
Occupancy Sensor with VAV Hood
A hood that is unoccupied does not need the same airflow as one with
a person at or near its face. Control companies offer an occupancy
sensor based two-position control that reduces the face velocity from
100 fpm to around 60 fpm unoccupied
These systems are sometimes marketed as a substitute for VAV but
they could be combined with VAV and other technologies. The benefit
is assured savings even when the hood is left open
Requirements:
•
The new equipment must reduce the face velocity of a hood
during unoccupied times from at least 100 feet per minute (FPM)
to at most 75 FPM and reduce the space’s supply makeup air,
accordingly. Common practice is to reduce the face velocity from
100 FPM, which is a typical value required during occupied times
to 60 FPM when the hood is unoccupied
•
The measure is available for systems with 100% outside air and
for labs with a high fume-hood density where the hood air flow
drives the airflow rate for the laboratory
•
Incentive is based on horizontal linear foot of sash opening
Incentive is based on the average annual reduced CFM, prior to
VFD installation (if applicable)
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Low-Flow Hood with VAV Hood
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Low-flow hoods may be installed on constant volume (common)
or variable air volume exhaust systems
•
Low-flow hoods operate with a face velocity at a max of 60 - FPM
•
Proper adjustments must be made to the supply air system to
maintain proper laboratory air balance as a result of the reduction
in exhaust CFM
•
It is critical for the system owner to eliminate the effects of the
heat effect, which occurs when the heat generation inside a hood
exceeds what the volumetric rate of air (CFM) can adequately
dilute. The heat effect can ultimately result in the reversal of
airflow through the upper by-pass opening on the hood, pushing
contaminated air into the laboratory
•
The measure is available for systems with 100% outside air and for
labs with a high fume-hood density where the hood air flow drives
the airflow rate for the laboratory
•
Incentive is based on horizontal linear foot of sash opening
High-Performance HEPA Filter
To qualify for this incentive, for a VAV equipped supply fans requiring
air filters with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, select
HEPA air filters with an initial pressure drop rating of no higher than
0.75” H2O at 500 fpm face velocity.
High-Performance Non-HEPA Filter
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To qualify for this incentive, for a VAV equipped supply fans requiring
air filters with MERV rating of 14 or above, select MERV 14 air filters
with an initial pressure drop rating of no higher than 0.45” H2O at 500
fpm face velocity.
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Tune-Up / Maintenance
Boiler Tune-Up
Measure
Space Heating
Boiler Tune-Up
Process Boiler
Tune-Up
Process Burner
Tune-up
Domestic Water
Heater Tune-Up
Process Boiler Tune-Up
Level
Input Boiler Size
Unit
Level 1
110 to 499 MBH
Boiler
Level 2
500 to 1,199 MBH
Boiler
Level 3
At least 1,200 MBH
Level 4
Requirements:
•
Only available for natural gas process boilers
•
The minimum burner size for incentive eligibility is 300 kBTU/hr
(1 kBtu/h = 1 MBH)
Boiler
•
Available once in a 24 month period per boiler
300 to 499 MBH
Boiler
•
Level 5
500 to 1,199 MBH
Boiler
The service provider must perform before and after combustion
efficiency tests and provide a copy of the contractor’s boiler tuneup checklist (example provided in appendix)
Level 6
At least 1,200 MBH
Boiler
•
Level 7
300 to 499 MBH
Boiler
Burner must be adjusted to show an improvement in combustion
efficiency
Level 8
500 to 1,199 MBH
Boiler
•
Level 9
At least 1,200 MBH
Boiler
Boilers used primarily for domestic hot water, pools, spas, or
space heating are not eligible
Level 10
199 to 499 MBH
Boiler
•
Details of documentation requirements are provided in the
program Policies and Procedures Manual
Level 11
500 to 1,199 MBH
Boiler
•
Redundant or back up boilers do not qualify
Level 12
At least 1,200 MBH
Boiler
Space Heating Boiler Tune-Up
Requirements:
•
Only available for natural gas space-heating boilers
•
The minimum burner size for incentive eligibility is 110 kBTU/hr
(1 kBtu/h = 1 MBH)
•
Available once in a 24 month period per boiler
•
The service provider must perform before and after combustion
efficiency tests, provide original “after” combustion analysis tape,
and provide a copy of the contractors boiler tune-up checklist
(example / sample provided in checklist)
Burner must be adjusted to show an improvement in combustion
efficiency
•
The incentives are only available for equipment used in space
heating conditions. Equipment for domestic hot water, pool/spa
use or process load does not qualify
•
Redundant or back up boilers do not qualify
Requirements:
•
The incentive is only available for natural gas process burners
•
Direct contact water heaters are not eligible
•
The manufacturer name and equipment model number must be
provided
•
The incentive is available once in any 24 month period
•
The service provider must perform before and after combustion
efficiency tests and record the results on the boiler tune-up
incentive application and checklist
•
Burner must be adjusted to show an improvement in combustion
efficiency
•
Redundant or backup burners do not qualify
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Chiller Tune-Up
Domestic Water Heater Tune-Up
This incentive is available for natural gas boilers, greater than 199
MBH, used for domestic water heating only.
Measure
Unit
Requirements:
Air-and Water-Cooled Chiller Tune-up
Chiller
•
Available once in a 24 month period per boiler
•
The service provider must perform before and after combustion
efficiency tests and provide original “after” combustion analysis
tape, and provide a copy of the contractors boiler tune-up
checklist (example provided in appendix)
•
Burner must be adjusted to show an improvement in combustion
efficiency
•
Equipment used for pool/spa use, space heating, or process load
does not qualify
•
Redundant or back up boilers do not qualify
Furnace Tune-Up
Measure
Gas Furnace or RTU Tune-Up
Unit
40 to 299 MBH
Furnace
At least 300 MBH
Furnace
Forced Air Gas Furnace or Rooftop Unit (RTU) Tune-Up
Requirements:
Chiller Tune-Up
This incentive is available to any air-cooled or water-cooled chiller,
greater than 20 tons, used for either space or process cooling. The
incentive is available once in a 24 month period. Each individual
chiller is considered one unit.
Requirements:
Cooling service tune-up must include the following maintenance
items:
• Inspect and correct oil level and pressure at full load operation
•
Clean the air-cooled condenser coil
•
Check and adjust the system pressure
•
Inspect and/or replace filter
•
Inspect and/or replace belt
•
Check and repair the electrical contractors
•
Check and repair evaporator condition
•
Validate compressor amp draw
•
Validate supply motor amp draw
•
Validate condenser fan(s) amp draw
•
This incentive is for tuning up furnaces, unit heaters, and RTUs
•
Check liquid line temperature
•
Unit must have a minimum input of 40 MBHr
•
Check suction pressure and temp
•
Contractor must complete a tune-up checklist for each facility
serviced. A single unit with multiple burners or modules is
considered one unit. A rooftop unit is considered one unit.
(example provided in appendix)
•
Check refrigerant temperature and pressure
•
Validate low-pressure controls
•
Validate high pressure controls
•
A burner that is dual-fuel is considered one unit
•
Validate crankcase heater operation
•
For RTUs, furnaces, and unit heaters completing the checklist is
required
•
Clean water cooled chiller condenser tubes
•
Available once in a 24 month period per furnace/RTU/unit heater
•
Clean water cooled chiller evaporator tubes (If performance
warrants)
•
Direct-fired heating units do not qualify for this incentive
•
Check and repair economizer operation
•
The service provider must perform before and after combustion
efficiency tests and record the results on the furnace tune-up
incentive application and checklist
•
Validate sub-cooling and superheat
•
Validate suction temperature and pressure
•
Inspect all refractory. Patch and wash coat as required
•
Check safety controls
•
Check for proper venting
•
Lubricate all motors
•
Check coupling alignment
Provide original "after" combustion analysis tape
•
Burner must be adjusted to show an improvement in combustion
efficiency
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Steam Trap Repairs
Measure
Unit
Steam Trap Repair or Replacement
Trap
Steam Trap Repair or Replacement
Requirements:
The repair incentive is available only for repair or replacement
of traps that have malfunctioned and are leaking steam. It is not
available for traps that have failed closed or are plugged
•
The incentive is available once in a 24 month period
•
Replacement with an orifice trap is not eligible for incentive
•
Steam trap survey and repair work must be recorded and attached
to the application by the vendor
•
A spreadsheet with survey/repair/replacement results must be
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Kitchen / Refrigeration /
Laundry
Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Requirements:
•
Qualifying electric steam cookers, at a minimum, must have a
cooking energy efficiency of 50 percent for all size units
Unit
•
Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible
Flexible Batch Broilers
Unit
•
ENERGY STAR ® Steam Cookers
Unit
Qualifying natural gas steam cookers, at a minimum, must have a
cooking energy efficiency of 38 percent for all size units
Combination Oven/Steamer Unit
Unit
Hot Holding Cabinet, Full Size (ENERGY STAR ®)
Unit
Pre-Rinse Sprayers – Up to 1.6 gallons per minute
(Gas water heater only)
Unit
Unit
Commercial Conveyor Ovens (up to 25" conveyor width)
Commercial Conveyor Ovens
A conveyor oven can be described as a heated chamber with a moving
belt that carries food product into and through the chamber.
Requirements:
•
The commercial oven(s) must meet or exceed baking energy
efficiency of 42 percent
•
Ovens with a conveyor width up to 25" must have an idle energy
rate of up to 29,000 BTU/hr
•
Ovens with a conveyor width greater than 25" must have an idle
energy rate of up to 57,000 BTU/hr
•
Multiple-deck oven configurations are paid per qualifying oven
deck
•
Used or rebuilt equipment does not qualify
Flexible Batch Broilers
This incentive applies toward the replacement of an existing conveyorbased gas broiler.
Requirements:
•
Existing broiler must be removed and disposed of in accordance
with local and state codes
•
New construction projects do not qualify for this incentive
Steam Cookers
Combination Oven/Steamer
Requirements:
•
Incentives are available for replacement gas units that have a
Cooking Energy Efficiency of at least 40% or electric units that
have a Cooking Energy Efficiency of at least 60%
•
Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible
•
Incentive is per oven
•
Gas unit must have an ASTM Energy to Food rating of 250 Btu/
lb
•
Electric unit must have an ASTM Energy to Food rating of
0.0732 kWh/lb
•
Replacement of Existing combination ovens do not qualify
Hot Holding Cabinet, Full Size (ENERGY STAR ®)
This incentive applies towards the purchase of new or replacement
energy efficient electric hot food holding cabinets. Used or rebuilt
equipment is not eligible
Requirements:
•
New units must be full sized and ENERGY STAR ® rated (< 40
W per cubic foot)
Pre-Rinse Sprayers – Up to 1.6 gpm (Gas Water Heater)
Requirements:
•
A low-flow, high-efficiency pre-rinse sprayer using up to 1.6 gpm
must replace a sprayer using 2.2 gpm or greater. Most installed
sprayers are 2.5 gpm or greater
•
Customer must be a gas customer of Consumers Energy and use
gas-fueled water heating
Available to install a new, or replace an existing electric steam cooker
with a new ENERGY STAR ® electric steam cooker
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Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Control
Measure
Unit
Temperature and Optical Sensor on Exhaust
CFM
Temperature and Optical Sensor on Exhaust
This measure is for installing new vertical glass doors on existing open,
vertical (or multi-deck), medium temperature (MT), display cases or
for replacing existing, open, vertical (or multi-deck), display cases with
new reach-in glass door display cases.
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
New Reach-in Refrigerated Case Door, Medium Temp
(Pre-Notification Required)
The existing commercial kitchen ventilation exhaust fan must be
controlled with an on/off switch or by a manually operated twospeed system
•
The air temperature inside the cases ranges from 33°F to 50°F
•
The case length must be equal to, or shorter than, the original case
•
The incentive is based on the case’s horizontal linear length
•
The proposed system must utilize a variable frequency drive on
the exhaust fan motor and a temperature and optical sensor to
monitor cooking conditions
New Reach-in Refrigerated Case Door, Low Temp
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
The system must vary the rate of exhaust by reducing the exhaust
fan motor speed according to demand as determined by the
monitoring sensors
•
This incentive may be combined with the incentive for VFD/VSD
on HVAC Fans or HVAC Pumps
This measure is for installing new vertical glass doors on existing open,
vertical (or multi-deck), low temperature (LT), display cases or for
replacing existing, open, vertical (or multi-deck), display cases with
new reach-in glass door display cases.
•
CFM is based on kitchen ventilation’s total exhaust air volume
flow rate, typically equipment nameplate CFM
Refrigeration Insulation
Measure
Unit
Night Covers
Linear Foot
Requirements:
•
The air temperature inside the cases ranges from 0°F to 32°F
•
The case length must be equal to, or shorter than, the original case
•
The incentive is based on the case’s horizontal linear length
Strip Curtains (Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Unit
Night Covers
Cooler (40°F)
Square Foot
Incentives are available for night covers installed on open refrigerated
display cases in supermarkets and grocery stores. The purpose of night
covers is to reduce the amount of cold lost from the open refrigerated
display cases during facility non-operating hours
Freezer (0°F)
Square Foot
Requirements:
•
The store must have a minimum of six non-operating hours per
day to qualify for this incentive
•
To decrease moisture build-up, it is recommended that the night
covers are perforated
•
Applicant should consider using proper compressor capacity
modulation and ensure the case manufacturer has no objections
to use of a night cover
Measure
Medium Temp
(33°F to 50°F)
•
New strip curtains or plastic swinging doors must be installed on
doorways of refrigerated spaces such as walk-in coolers, freezers
or refrigerated warehouses
•
A cooler is defined as having an inside operating temperature of
approximately 40°F and the operating temperature of a freezer
being approximately 0°F
•
Rebate is based on the square footage of the doorway that the strip
curtains are being installed in
•
Opening between the strip curtain and bottom of doorway must
be no larger than 1 inch
•
Strips must have an overlay greater than 1 inch
•
It is recommended that low temp strip curtains be used on low
temperature applications
•
This incentive is not available for replacement of existing strip
curtains that have remaining useful life (not missing any strips) or
purchased within the last four years
Unit
Consumers Energy electric customer
Linear Foot
Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customer
Linear Foot
Consumers Energy electric and
natural gas customer
Linear Foot
Consumers Energy electric customer
Linear Foot
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(0°F to 32°F)
Requirements:
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Door Gasket Seals
•
Measure
Unit
Door Gasket Seals
Linear Foot
Requirements:
•
Incentive is available for replacing existing gaskets on doorways to
walk-in coolers and freezers.
Measure
Unit
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls
Door
Electronically Commutated
Motor
Controller
Permanent Split Capacitor
Controller
Shaded Pole
Controller
Floating Head Pressure Control
•
»»
Evaporator fan does not run at full speed all the time
»»
Evaporator fan motor runs on poly-phase power
»»
Evaporator fan does not use off-cycle or time-off defrost
Requirements:
•
Controls installed must vary head pressure to adjust condensing
temperature in relation to the outdoor air temperature
•
The proposed control scheme must have a minimum Saturated
Condensing Temperature (SCT) programmed for the floating
head pressure control of greater than, or equal to 70°F, and
include balanced-port expansion valves to replace existing
constant pressure or manually controlled systems. Please note that
the expansion valve is a device used to meter the flow of liquid
refrigerant entering the evaporator at a rate that matches the
amount of refrigerant being boiled off in the evaporator
Ton
Requirements:
•
Compressor runs all the time with high-duty cycle
Floating Head Pressure Control
(Pre-Notification Required)
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls (Pre-Notification Required)
•
»»
Available for installing automatic controls to lower the condensing
pressure at lower ambient temperature in multiplex refrigeration
systems
Refrigeration Controls
Evaporator Fan
Demand Control
Not applicable if one of the following conditions applies:
A control device is installed that senses the relative humidity in
the air outside of the display case and reduces or turns off the glass
door (if applicable) and frame anti-sweat heaters at low-humidity
conditions
Technologies that can turn off anti-sweat heaters based on sensing
condensation (on the inner glass pane) also qualify
Incentive is based on the total number of doors on the case
controlled
Evaporator Fan Demand Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive consists of the installation of controls in walk-in coolers
(medium-temperature) and freezers (low-temperature)
Refrigeration Motors
Measure
Unit
Refrigeration Case Electronically Commutated Motor
Unit
Walk-In Electronically Commutated Motor replacing
non-ECM Motor
Unit
Walk-In Cooler Evaporator Motor Reduction
Motor
Reduced
Walk-In and Case Cooler/Freezer Electronically
Commutated (EC) Motors
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Requirements:
The controller reduces airflow of the evaporator fans when there is
no refrigerant flow
•
Must control a minimum of 1/20HP where fans operate
continuously at full speed
•
Must reduce fan motor power by at least 75 percent during off
cycle
•
Applies to replacement of an existing standard efficiency shadedpole or permanent split capacitor evaporator motor
•
The replacement must be an EC motor
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Walk-In Cooler Evaporator Motor Reduction
(Pre-Notification Required)
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
Available for replacing of existing evaporator fan/motor assemblies for
walk-in coolers (medium-temperature) and freezer (low-temperature)
Requirements:
•
Must include evaporator or fan housing upgrades with similar
cooling capacity in conjunction with the motor reduction
•
Blanking off existing fan ports or just reducing the motor HP of
existing fans does not qualify
•
Existing evaporator fan motor must be at least 1/20HP and less
that 1/5HP
•
The new evaporator fan/motor assemblies cannot increase the
individual assembly’s motor size
•
Not applicable if the existing evaporator fan motor does not run at
full speed all the time
•
Incentive is based on the number of evaporator fan motors
removed
Refrigeration Equipment & Lighting
Measure
Unit
Energy
Air-Cooled
Efficient Ice
Machines
Less than 500 lbs.
Unit
500 to 999 lbs.
Unit
1,000 to 1,500 lbs.
Unit
Water-Cooled
Unit
Energy-Efficient Ice Machines
Requirements:
•
The minimum ice machine efficiency required is per ENERGY
STAR ® or CEE Tier 2 (www.cee1.org)
•
The incentive covers ice machines that generate ice cubes
•
Air-cooled machines qualify as long as they are self-contained,
ice-making heads, or remote condensing
•
The machine must have a minimum capacity of 101 lbs of ice per
24 hour period
•
A manufacturer’s specification sheet must accompany the
application form showing the rating in accordance with ARI
Standard 810
Water-cooled machines qualify; however, once through or
pass-through (pump & dump) cooling systems (tap water is run
through the ice machine & down the sewer) do NOT qualify
Unit
LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
Linear Foot
Incentives are for replacing fluorescent or incandescent refrigerated
case lighting with LED source illumination. Fluorescent lamps,
ballasts, and associated hardware are typically replaced with prefabricated LED light bars and LED driver units.
Requirements:
•
New light fixtures must be replacing either T12 or T8 lighting
fixtures, or be installed in a new refrigeration device where a T8
fixture could have been installed instead
•
Product must be approved by Design Lights Consortium for
use as refrigeration light. Qualification under non-refrigeration
categories by Design Lights Consortium does not qualify that
product for this measure
Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigeration Case Lighting
Measure
Unit
Occupancy Sensors for LED Refrigerator Lighting
Door
Requirements:
•
Occupancy sensors must cover at least two doors per sensor
•
LED refrigerated lighting must be at least 35 lumens per watt and
at least 72 CRI to be eligible for the sensor incentive
•
Product must have a minimum warranty of three years
Refrigeration Light Reduction
(Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Refrigeration Light Reduction
Unit
-20°F to 0°F
Watt Reduced
0°F to 20°F
Watt Reduced
20°F to 40°F
Watt Reduced
Requirements:
•
The lighting energy consumption must be permanently reduced
as a result of a lighting retrofit project increasing system efficiency
in a space primarily used as a refrigeration area
•
The refrigerated area must be conditioned to between +40°F to
-20°F at all times and must contain items perishable at standard
outdoor temperature and conditions
•
This incentive is available for retrofitting existing lighting systems
to newer lighting systems with decreased electrical usage
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•
•
This incentive works in conjunction with a watts reduced lighting
retrofit incentive
Cannot be combined with LED Lighting for Refrigeration Cases
Measure
Table 9: Efficiency Requirements for Qualifying Products
Efficiency Requirements***
Corresponding
Base
Specification
High
Temperature (180°)
Low
Temperature
(Chemical Formula)
Idle
Energy
Rate*
Water
Consumption
gal/rack
Idle
Energy
Rate*
Water
Consumption
gal/rack
Under
Counter
ENERGY
STAR
≤ 0.90
kW
≤ 1.00
≤ 0.5 KW
≤ 1.70
Stationary
Single
Tank
Door**
ENERGY
STAR
≤ 1.0
kW
≤ 0.950
≤ 0.6 kW
≤ 1.18
Single
Tank
Conveyor
ENERGY
STAR
≤ 2.0
kW
≤ 0.700
≤ 1.6 kW
≤ 0.790
Multiple
Tank
Conveyor
ENERGY
STAR
≤ 2.6
kW
≤ 0.540
≤ 2.0 kW
≤ 0.540
Equipment
Laundry
Measure
Unit
Laundry Ozone Generation System
Pounds
Laundry Ozone-Generation System
Incentives will be paid for a newly purchased product that is added on
to a new or existing commercial washing machine(s)
Requirements:
•
•
The system must utilize a natural gas water heater or natural
gas-fired boiler that supplies hot water to an on premise laundry
system
The ozone laundry system must transfer ozone into the water
through Venturi Injection or Bubble Diffusion
Clothes Washers
Measure
Unit
Clothes Washer
Unit
*Idle energy rate as measured with door closed and rounded to 2 significant
digits.
** Includes pot, pan, and utensil machines.
*** Machines designed to be interchangeable in the field from hightemperature to low-temperature, and vice versa, must meet both the high
temp and low temp requirements to qualify.
Incentives are available for high-efficiency clothes washers
Requirements:
•
Qualified clothes washers must meet a minimum efficiency of
Consortium of Energy Engineers (CEE) Tier II with a Modified
Energy Factor (MEF) ≥ 2.2.
Dishwashers
Measure
Unit
Dishwasher
Unit
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This incentive is available for replacing non high-efficiency
dishwashing machines with the following high-efficiency dishwashers:
under counter, stationary single tank door, single tank conveyor,
and multiple tank conveyor dishwashers. Stationary single tank door
dishwashing machines include pot, pan, and utensil machines.
New, high-efficiency, ENERGY STAR ® dishwashers that meet or
exceed the qualifying requirements shown in table 9 are eligible for an
incentive.
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Building Envelope &
Insulation
Building Envelope & Insulation
These incentives are available only for retrofit projects using Natural
Gas as the primary fuel source. If a dual-fuel system is used, or if
Natural Gas is the back-up or redundant fuel, the Custom Incentive
Worksheet should be used.
A roof construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut of
the existing roof
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Roof construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut of
the proposed roof
»»
Specifications of the proposed roof insulation
Flat Roof Insulation (Pre-Notification Required)
Consumers Energy natural gas heat customers only.
Requirements:
Unit
•
Projects must meet the General Requirements listed
Wall Insulation
Square Foot
•
Attic Roof Insulation
Square Foot
Flat Roof Insulation
Square Foot
“Insulation Entirely Above Deck” and “Metal Building” (as
defined by ASHRAE 90.1-2007) roof insulation are eligible for the
incentive only when they are installed between the conditioned
and unconditioned areas
•
Proposed R-value levels must exceed a minimum of R-18
•
Insulation installed above dropped commercial ceilings is not
eligible
•
Buildings with a roof area larger than 500,000 ft2 may be eligible
for a custom incentive
Measure
Wall Insulation (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Wall insulation must be installed in a space that has natural gasfired space heating
•
Existing wall assembly must be below R-3 to qualify
Attic Roof Insulation (Pre-Notification Required)
•
The final insulation levels should exceed R-13 and/or local code
for the building type
Requirements:
•
Incentives will be paid on total square footage of wall insulation
General Requirements for Roof Insulation
(Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive is for adding insulation to existing buildings.
Requirements:
•
Total roof area should be less than 500,000 ft2
•
Roof insulation must be installed in a space that requires natural
gas-fired space heating
•
All materials must be new and meet applicable state and
local codes, and must be installed in accordance with the
manufacturer’s requirements
•
Pre-notification applications will require the following:
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Projects must meet the General Requirements listed previously
•
“Attic and Other” (as defined by ASHRAE 90.1-2007) roof
insulation is eligible for the incentive only when it is installed
between the conditioned and unconditioned areas
•
Insulation installed above dropped commercial ceilings is not
eligible
•
Please note that pre-retrofit insulation levels for attic roof must be
less than R-11; however, final assembly levels on attic roofs must
exceed R-48
A scaled floor plan of the facility’s total roof area (ft2) being
insulated
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Window Reduction (Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Units
Window Reduction
Square Foot
Requirements:
High Performance Glazing in Windows
Requirements:
•
Incentives are available for window facing east, west, or south and
a minimum 5-year manufacturer’s warranty
•
Glazing must replace clear double-pane glass or lesser performing
glazing
•
Window insulation must be installed in a space that requires
natural gas-fired space heating
•
The new glazing must have a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
value of ≤ 0.39 and a U-value of ≤ 0.57
•
All materials must be new and meet applicable state and local
codes and must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s
requirements
•
The space upgraded with the glazing must be electrically air
conditioned area
•
Lighting systems utilizing daylight harvesting controls in the areas
served by the existing windows do not qualify for this incentive
•
To convert Shading Coefficient (SC) to SHGC, multiply SC x 0.87
•
•
The final thermal resistance through the new window assembly
must be greater than or equal to R-13
Floor plans and exterior building dimensions must be submitted
to verify square footage and dimensions
•
Pre-notification applications will require the following:
»»
A scaled plan of the facility’s total window area (square foot)
being insulated
»»
A window construction detail (sketch) showing a section cut
of the existing window with proposed insulation
•
Measure
Units
Truck Loading Dock Door Seals
Door
Truck Loading Dock Leveler Ramp Pit Air Seals
Door
Specifications of the proposed window insulation
Pre-construction pictures of the condition of the existing windows
would also be beneficial
These incentives are intended to reduce air infiltration at truck loading
docks. To qualify, building interior space must be heated during winter.
Requirements:
Window Film
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
Applies to a new truck loading dock seal, where none previously
existed
•
Available for both door dock seals and dock leveler ramp pit seals
•
Seals must effectively close all gaps between the building and
semi-trailer
•
Incentives are available for film applied to windows having an east,
west, or southern exposure and a minimum of a 5 year manufacturer’s
warranty
Dock door seals must extend out to fill the gap between the dock
door and the trailer, including the “hinge gap” that occurs with
outwardly swinging trailer doors
•
Leveler ramp air seals reduce air infiltration from around the
loading dock leveler ramp
Requirements:
•
Air seals may be attached to the exterior of the building or around
the edge of the ramp, and must maintain an effective seal both
when ramp is in use (raised or lowered) or out of use
•
Brush-type or whisker-type perimeter/edge seals may be used in
conjunction with air seals, but do not qualify for the incentive
Measure
Units
Window Film
(Consumers Energy electric customer)
Square Foot
High Performance Glazing in Windows
Square Foot
•
Film must be applied to clear, double-pane glass or lesser
performing glazing
•
The installed window film must have a Solar Heating Gain
Coefficient (SHGC) value of ≤ 0.39 and a U-value of ≤ 0.72
•
The space upgraded with the glazing must be cooled by equipment
using a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle (i.e., DX RTU or
chiller)
•
Spaces cooled by evaporative cooling or absorption chillers are not
eligible
•
To convert the Shading Coefficient (SC) to SCGC: multiply SC x
0.87
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Truck Loading Dock Door Seals
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Pool Covers
Measure
Units
Pool Covers
Square Foot
Requirements:
•
The pool size must be between 400 and 10,000 square foot
•
Equipment must be new
•
Pool cover can either be manual, semi-automatic, or automatic
•
This incentive is available for Consumers Energy natural gas
customers, only
•
Liquid pool covers do not qualify for this incentive
Automatic High-Speed Doors
Measure
Automatic High
Speed Doors
Units
Between freezer to cooler
Square Foot
Between freezer to dock
Square Foot
Between cooler to dock
Square Foot
This incentive is for a commercial/industrial refrigeration facility
with freezer, cooler, and/or dock areas that are currently dividing the
separate spaces with different cooling set point with strip curtains
Hydraulic or motorized automated doors provide a way to reduce
infiltration from controlled rooms by reducing the time that rooms are
exposed to each other and also provides better insulation between the
divided areas
Requirements:
Replacement of existing high speed doors does not qualify
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Pipe & Ductwork Insulation
Pipe & Ductwork Insulation
These incentives are available only for retrofit projects using
Consumers Energy natural gas as the primary fuel source. If a dual-fuel
system is used, or if natural gas is the back-up or redundant fuel, the
Custom Incentive Worksheet should be used.
Measure
Steam Space Heating
Linear Foot
Steam Condensate Space Heating
Linear Foot
Hydronic Space Heating
Linear Foot
Requirements:
•
A minimum of R-4 (approximately 1 inch) of pre-formed pipe
insulation must be added to existing bare metal pipe system
applications. New or recently repaired piping does not qualify for
this incentive
•
The bare pipe size must be between ½ inch to 2½ inch nominal
pipe diameter. Piping , 3 inch nominal pipe diameter and larger,
may qualify as a Custom Measure
•
A minimum of 10 linear feet of pipe must be insulated
•
For HVAC and domestic applications this incentive is limited to a
maximum of 500 linear feet per boiler system
•
Insulation used for pipes should be high-density fiberglass
insulation, or closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation, shaped for
pipes
•
Documentation including the manufacturer’s name, insulation
material type, and the material K-value or R-value rating must be
provided with the application form
•
Non-conditioned spaces are not temperature-controlled;
•
Conditioned spaces must be heated
Units
Domestic
Hot Water
Process Steam
Pipe Insulation
Process Steam
Pipe Condensate
Insulation
Unconditioned Space – 140°
Linear Foot
Conditioned Space – 140°
Linear Foot
Unconditioned Space – 120°
Linear Foot
Conditioned Space – 120°
Linear Foot
Conditioned (Consumers
Energy electric & natural gas
customers)
Linear Foot
Conditioned Space (Not A/C &
Consumers Energy natural
gas customers)
Linear Foot
Unconditioned
Linear Foot
Unconditioned Space
(Consumers natural gas
customers)
Linear Foot
Conditioned Space (Not A/C &
Consumers Energy natural
gas customer)
Linear Foot
Pipe Insulation – Hydronic Space Heating or Steam
Space Heating (unconditioned space), Steam
Condensate Space heating
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Applies only to existing hydronic heating piping systems operating
at a minimum design supply water temperature of 180°F or steam
heating piping systems, which currently have no insulation
•
Implementation of this measure must result in a decrease of
natural gas consumption
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Natural Gas Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
•
Applies only to existing domestic hot water and domestic hot
water return piping systems operating at a minimum of 120° or
140°F domestic hot water supply temperature, that currently have
no insulation on the piping
Implementation of this measure must result in a decrease of
natural gas consumption
Process Steam Pipe Insulation
(Pre-Notification Required)
•
Applies only to existing saturated steam piping systems operating
at a minimum of 5 psi system pressure, that currently have no
insulation on the piping
Process Steam Pipe Condensate Insulation
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Applies only to existing saturated steam piping systems operating
at a minimum of 5 psi system pressure, that currently have no
insulation on the piping
•
Only condensate return piping qualifies; condensate piping
extending to a drain does not qualify
Electric Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation
(Pre-Notification Required)
Measure
Electric Domestic
Hot Water
Refrigerant Line Insulation
Measure
DX Refrigerant Piping
Unit
Linear Foot
Requirements:
• To qualify for this incentive, the facility must have exposed
refrigeration piping of 2'"or less in diameter in conditioned, and/
or semi-conditioned spaces and/or unconditioned spaces
•
CE-BEEP defines a non-conditioned space as a space outside
of the thermal envelope of the building that is not intentionally
heated for occupancy
Ductwork Insulation
Measure
Unit
Uninsulated Ductwork In Conditioned Space
Square Foot
Uninsulated Ductwork In Exterior Space
Square Foot
An incentive is available for installing R-3.3 insulation (i.e., 1 ½-inch
fiberglass) around non-insulated HVAC ductwork located in a nonconditioned space.
Requirements:
•
The facility must be natural gas heated to qualify
•
Both the supply air and return air ductwork qualify; exhaust or
venting ductwork does not quality
•
CE-BEEP defines a non-conditioned space as a space outside
of the thermal envelope of the building that is not intentionally
heated for occupancy
Unit
Unconditioned Space – 140°
Linear Foot
•
Incentive is available on existing ductwork only
Conditioned Space – 140°
Linear Foot
•
New installation of ductwork does not qualify
Unconditioned Space – 120°
Linear Foot
•
Conditioned Space – 120°
Linear Foot
A minimum of 10 linear feet of exposed ductwork must be
insulated
•
We recommend that all ductwork be sealed before it is insulated
•
Please note that sealing and insulating leaking ductwork in damp
building crawlspaces may exacerbate the existing moisture issues.
We recommend addressing the moisture concerns first (i.e.: repair
leaking water pipes, confirm rain gutters are properly discharging
into a storm drains or away from the building)
Requirements:
Applies only to existing domestic hot water and domestic hot
water return piping systems operating at a minimum of 120° or
140°F supply temperature, that currently have no insulation on the
piping
•
Implementation of this measure must result in a decrease of
electrical consumption
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Agricultural
Agricultural
Measure
Measure
Unit
Farm Energy Audit
Farm
Grain Dryers
Bushel/yr
Grain Storage Temperature & Moisture
Management Controller
Poultry LED Lighting
HP
Variable Frequency Drives on Agricultural Pumps
HP
HP
Square Foot
Farm Energy Audit
IR Film Replacing Existing IR Film
Square Foot
Requirements:
Greenhouse Infrared Film
Square Foot
Greenhouse In-Floor Heating System
Square Foot
Greenhouse Environmental Controls
Square Foot
Circulation, Exhaust or Ventilation Fans
Fan
High-Volume Low-Speed Fans (HVLS)
Fan
Fan Thermostat Controller
HP
Variable Speed Drives on Agricultural Irrigation Systems
(Operating more than 500-hrs/yr)
HP
Variable Speed Drives on Golf Course Irrigation Systems
HP
Acre
Low-Pressure Sprinkler Nozzle
Low-Energy or Zero-Energy Livestock Waterer
Scroll Compressors for Dairy Refrigeration
Variable Speed Controller for Vacuum Pump
Watts
Reduced
Variable Frequency Drives on Agricultural Fans
Greenhouse Heat Curtains
Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation
Unit
•
Facility must operate primarily as an agricultural business
•
Audit must be a tier II energy audit as defined by the US
Department of Agriculture
Grain Dryers (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Existing grain dryer must be at least 20 years old and does not
utilize heat recovery. New grain dryer applications may qualify
under the Business Energy Efficiency New Construction Program
•
New dryer must be natural gas heated, permanently installed, and
have a minimum grain dryer efficiency of 1,590 Btu/lb water
•
Applications must include the manufacturer’s name, model
number, and specifications for the proposed grain dryers
operating efficiency
•
Applications must also include documentation identifying
the proposed annual of volume (bushels/year) of grain to be
processed
Nozzle
Unit
lbs milk/day
HP
Variable Speed Drives on Milk Pump with/without
Milk Pre-Cooler
lbs milk/day
Milk Pre-Cooler
lbs milk/day
Water Pre-Heat Exchanger
lbs milk/day
Dairy Refrigeration Tune-up
lbs milk/day
Watts
Reduced
Dairy Long Day Lighting System Retrofit
Watts
Reduced
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Grain Storage Temperature & Moisture Management
Controller (Pre-Notification Required)
•
The film must have a minimum thickness of 6 mil plastic
•
Incentive is only for use in an existing gas-heat greenhouse.
The installation of polyethylene with IR film, replacing existing
polyethylene with IR film that is past it’s useful life (four years or
older) is also applicable
•
IR film must have a useful life of at least 4 years
Requirements:
•
Installation of grain storage temperature/moisture management
controller is eligible for this incentive
•
The existing non-controlled fan aeration system must operate a
minimum of 1,000-hours per year
•
The proposed system must consist of hanging multiple
temperature and/or moisture sensors within the grain storage
bin. Outdoor air temperature and relative humidity must also be
monitored
Greenhouse Environmental Controls
(Pre-Notification Required)
This incentive is available for customers installing an automated
environmental controls system to an existing greenhouse space which
does not have any automatic, scheduled temperature setback controls.
•
Data sensors must be digital; analog sensors do not qualify
•
The grain data must be sent to a controller to evaluate the internal
bin conditions, as well as outside air temperature and outside air
relative humidity, to control the aeration fans
•
The environmental control system must, at the very least, control
greenhouse space temperature set points with hourly control
configuration
•
Replacement of existing grain storage management controllers
does not qualify
•
•
Bi-Weekly bin inspection is still recommended
This measure does not apply to greenhouses that are manually set
back. A minimum setback space temperature of at least 5 °F is
required
•
Aeration fans equipped with VFDs do not qualify for this
incentive
Greenhouse Heat Curtains (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Heat curtains are required to be installed for heat retention in
an existing gas-heated commercial growing greenhouse for
agricultural use
•
Curtains that are eligible for incentive must have been designed by
the manufacturer to be a heat curtain
•
The incentive applies to a new curtain, where none previously
existed, or new installation to replace an existing curtain that is no
longer functional
•
All heat curtains must have a natural gas savings rate of 40 percent
or better and have a warranty, or an effective product life, of five
years
•
Installation must allow the curtain(s) to be automatically moved
or manually moved into place
•
Square footage claimed for the incentive will not exceed the
square footage of the greenhouse floor; overhang or overlap
material will not be included in incentive calculation
IR Film Replacing Existing IR Film
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
Greenhouse In-Floor Heating System
This incentive is available for installing under-floor (within concrete or
direct contact) or under-bench hydronic heating loop for agricultural
greenhouse applications. Savings is achieved by creating a microclimate around the plant, instead of fully conditioning the entire
environment of the structure. If the plant’s root temperature is
maintained at 67°F, the air temperature surrounding the plant may be
allowed to decrease 10°F to 12°F down to approximately 55°F.
Requirements:
•
The existing heating system must be a forced air heating
system (i.e., unit heaters). This measure also qualifies for New
construction applications
•
The forced air heating system may be retained for secondary,
supplemental heating or for backup; however, it may not be
utilized as the primary heating means
•
Proposed boiler system must be high efficient with a minimum
efficiency of 90%
•
The temperature sensor(s) serving the underfloor or under bench
hydronic heating system must be located within the growing
media
•
The incentive is based on the area served by the underfloor
hydronic heating system. The under-bench’s incentive is based on
the area of the benches served by the hydronic heating system
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Requirements:
•
Film must be infrared, anti-condensate, polyethylene plastic. The
roof must be double –inflated polyethylene roof.
•
Infrared coating must be applied via the factory to the film;
coatings applied on site to existing film do not qualify.
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Circulation, Exhaust or Ventilation Fans
Variable Speed Drives on Golf Course Irrigation Systems
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Fans must be replacing existing fans
•
Fans must meet specifications listed in Table 10
Requirements:
•
Variable speed drives installed on existing golf course irrigation
systems qualify for this incentive. Redundant or back-up pumps
do not qualify
Table 10: Circulation or Exhaust Fan Ventilation Specification
Exhaust
Minimum
Efficiency:
Circulation
Minimum
Efficiency
•
A minimum of seven continuous days of power monitoring (kW)
will be required after the retrofit of typical water usage
24" - 35"
14.0 CFM/Watt @ 0.10
12.5 lbf/kW
•
36" - 47"
17.1 CFM/Watt @ 0.10
18.2 lbf/kW
The replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify for this
incentive
48" - 71"
20.3 CFM/Watt @ 0.10
23.0 lbf/kW
•
The motor must operate more than 750 hrs/year
High-Volume Low-Speed Fans (HVLS)
HVLS fans are an efficient alternative to high-speed box fans
traditionally used in ventilation of livestock facilities. It is ideal for
large areas with high ceiling.
Requirements:
•
To qualify, the minimum fan diameter must be at least 16-foot
Fan Thermostat Controller (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Existing circulation, ventilation or exhaust fans to be controlled
must be used in an agricultural setting and operate continuously
from May through October
•
Controller must have thermostat functions to disable the fans
when the outside air temperature drops below a predetermined
set-point temperature, typically 70°F
•
Replacement of existing thermostat fan controller does not qualify
Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
The applicant must convert from a high-pressure, impact-type
sprinkler irrigation system (50-psi or greater at the sprinkler
head) to a micro-irrigation system
•
Drip tape systems are not applicable
•
The incentive application must include an assessor’s parcel map or
other documentation to verify acreage
•
Must remove existing sprinklers
•
Drip Irrigation cannot be combined with VSD on Agriculture
Irrigation System measure
Low-Pressure or Zero Energy Sprinkler Nozzle
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Variable Speed Drives on Agricultural Irrigation Systems
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Variable speed drives installed on existing agricultural irrigation
systems qualify for this incentive. Redundant or back-up pumps
do not qualify
•
Pumps must operate a minimum of 500 hrs/yr to qualify
•
Qualifying existing irrigations systems must either include: a)
several center pivots served by one well, or b) have a corner arm
center pivot where the water flow rate increases when the corner
arms swing out towards the corners of the fields. Other proposed
VFD irrigation systems applications will be reviewed on a caseby-case basis, or may qualify for a custom incentive
•
This incentive cannot be combined with the Sprinkler Drip
Irrigation incentives or Low-Pressure Sprinkler nozzles
The applicant must convert from a one-to-one high-pressure (50
psi or greater at the sprinkler head) sprinkler system nozzle to a
low-pressure sprinkler nozzle. Both permanent (solid set) and
portable (hand-move) sprinkler system nozzles are applicable for
incentives
Low-Energy or Zero-Energy Livestock Waterer
Requirements:
•
Equipment must be replacing waterer with heating elements
•
New waterer must have a minimum 2 inch insulation and
maximum combined heating element wattage of 250 watts
•
New Zero-Energy waterer must serve same herd size as existing
waterer being replaced and contain no heating elements
Scroll Compressor for Dairy Refrigeration
Requirements:
•
Replacing reciprocating units only
•
Based on one milk pump system per farm. If multiple milk
systems, incentive will be based on ratio of milk processed
through each system
•
Redundant pumps do not qualify
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Variable Speed Controller for Vacuum Pump
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Existing pump must be blower-type pump
•
VFD speed must be automatically controlled by differential
pressure, flow, temp, or other signal
Variable Speed Drives on Milk Pump with Existing or New
Milk Pre-Cooler (Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Installation of VSD must accompany plate-type pre-cooler
•
Pre-cooler may be installed at the same time as the variable speed
milk pump
•
Minimum daily milk production must be ≥5,000 lbs/day
•
Incentive cannot be combined with any other VFD incentive
•
Based on one milk pump system per farm. If multiple milk
systems, incentive will be based on ratio of milk processed
through each system
•
•
Existing or new heat exchangers qualify if the waste heat from the
previous heat exchanger was not being utilized
•
This measure typically involves the installation of a heat recovery
tank
Dairy Refrigeration Tune-Up
Requirements:
•
This incentive is only eligible for commercial-grade on-farm dairy
refrigeration equipment
•
A Dairy Refrigeration Tune-Up Checklist must be completed by
the service provider for each unit
•
Incentives are available for tune-ups only once per 24 month
period with the intention of reducing electricity consumption
LED Grow Lights
Requirements:
•
To qualify for this incentive, the existing HPS or MH fixture must
be replaced by a completely new LED fixture
•
Lamps must be reduced in wattage, third party tested, UL listed,
have a power factor (PF) ≥ 0.90, a minimum rated lifetime of
50,000 hours, and minimum warranty of 5 years
•
The new LED lamp or fixtures should meet proper supplemental
lighting levels in terms of micromoles of photosynthetic light
(μmol•m-2•s-1) per watt of energy per area (W/m2) suitable for
specific vegetative, fruit, and flowering plants
•
The intensity of the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR)
light (400-700 nm) emitted should also be suitable to the
respective plants under growth
Redundant pumps do not qualify
Milk Pre-Cooler & Heat Exchanger Chiller Savings
Requirements:
•
•
This incentive is available for adding a pre-cooler heat exchanger
ahead of the milk storage tank. This measure applies only to new
heat exchangers, but may be combined with VSD Milk Pump
and Water Pre-Heat Heat Exchanger measures. Replacement of
existing heat exchangers do not qualify
This measure is available for capturing the waste heat within
the well water used to pre-cool milk with a Pre-Cooler Heat
Exchanger. The existing waste heat captured within the well
water must result in a decrease in natural gas or electricity used to
heat water (i.e., pre-heat heated wash water). This incentive may
be combined with VSD Milk Pump and Milk Pre-Cooler Heat
Exchanger. Existing or new heat exchangers qualify if the waste
heat from the previous heat exchanger was not being utilized.
This measure typically involves the installation of a heat recovery
tank
Water Pre-Heat Heat Exchanger (Heat Recover Tank)
Dairy Long-Day Lighting System Retrofit
An incentive is available for retrofitting Long-Day Lighting (LDL)
dairy system with new energy efficient lighting systems, either: LED
lighting, induction lighting, High-Performance T8 fluorescent lighting,
reduced wattage T8 fluorescent lighting, or T5 fluorescent lighting.
Requirements:
•
The proposed energy efficient lighting system must comply with
all lighting specifications located in the lighting section of this
application
•
A lighting design layout must be provided showing a minimum
mean lumen light level of greater/equal to 15-foot-candles but no
more than 24-foot-candles at the cow’s eye level in spaces utilizing
Long-day Lighting
•
The proposed lighting system must be operated between 16 to 18
hours per day followed by 6 to 8 hours of darkness
This Measure is available for capturing the waste heat within the well
water used to pre-cool milk with a Pre-Cooler Heat Exchanger.
Requirements:
The existing waste heat captured within the well water must result
in a decrease natural gas or electricity used to heat water (i.e., preheat heated wash water)
•
This incentive may be combined with VSD Milk Pump and Milk
Pre-Cooler Heat Exchanger
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Poultry LED Lighting System
Requirements:
•
To qualify for this incentive, the existing high pressure sodium,
metal halide, fluorescent, or incandescent lighting must be
replaced by a completely new LED Fixture
•
Lamps must be reduced in wattage, third party tested, UL listed,
have a power factor (PF) 0.90, a minimum rated lifetime of 50,000
hours, and minimum warranty of 5 years
•
The LED lights must be able to provide the suitable wave length to
benefit specific poultry production (i.e. broiler, brooder, and layer
production)
VFD for Agricultural Fans and Pumps
(Pre-Notification Required)
Requirements:
•
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) or variable speed drives (VSDs)
installed on existing or new applications of agricultural fans and
pumps are eligible for this incentive
•
Applicant is to provide a summary statement explaining:
»»
a) what the motor is used for;
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b) motor’s annual run time;
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c) how the motor is currently controlled; and d) proposed
motor VFD control method
The installation of a VFD must accompany the permanent
removal or disabling of any throttling devices such as inlet vanes,
bypass dampers, bypass valves, or throttling valves
•
The VFD speed must be automatically controlled by humidity,
temperature, differential pressure, flow, or other variable signal
•
VFDs installed on irrigations or HVAC systems do not qualify for
this incentive, but may qualify for either a different Prescriptive
measure or a custom incentive
•
Motors greater than 50-hp do not qualify for this incentive, but
may qualify for a Custom incentive
•
Redundant or back-up units do not qualify
•
The replacement of existing VFDs does not qualify for this
incentive
•
The motor must operate more than 750 hrs/yr
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Custom
2015 Custom Specifications
Custom projects must involve a facility improvement that results in a
permanent reduction in electrical (kWh) and/ or natural gas energy
usage (MCF) because of an increase in system efficiency. Projects
that result in reduced energy consumption without an improvement
in system efficiency are not eligible for a custom incentive. However,
projects that involve an automated control technology, such as energy
management system programming, may be eligible for an incentive.
All equipment purchased for custom projects must be new.
Projects involving measures covered by the prescriptive incentive
portion of the program are not eligible for a custom incentive.
Applicants have the option to apply for a custom incentive for projects
that involve an integrated solution with both prescriptive and custom
incentives.
New Construction Projects can apply for a custom measure if there is
a verifiable reduction in electrical (kWh/yr) and/or natural gas energy
usage (MCF/yr) from a baseline system using applicable federal and
local energy codes and standard practices in the absence of regulations.
Projects that are NOT eligible for an energy-efficiency
incentive include the following:
•
Fuel switching (e.g. electric to natural gas or natural gas to
electric)
•
Changes in operational and/or maintenance practices, or simple
control modifications not involving capital costs
•
On-site electricity generation
•
Projects that involve peak-shifting (and not kWh savings)
•
Renewable energy
•
Systems designed to allow carbon-dioxide (Co2) levels in
occupied spaces to exceed a maximum level of 1,200 ppm
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Project payback equals the ratio of the project cost divided by the
annual energy bill savings.
Project payback must be at least one year and no more than eight years
to be eligible for a custom incentive.
The applicant is required to submit a Pre-Notification Application for
all custom projects while the existing equipment is still in operation
in order to allow Consumers Energy the opportunity to verify the
existing equipment.
Requirements for Custom Project Electricity and/or
Natural Gas Savings Calculation
The annual electricity and/or gas savings must be calculated for
custom projects using industry-accepted engineering algorithms or
simulation models. The applicant must estimate the annual electricity
and/or gas usage of both the existing and proposed equipment based
on the current operation of the facility. If the existing equipment is
at the end of its useful life, the applicant must substitute equipment
that would meet the applicable federal and local energy codes when
calculating the annual energy savings.
The applicant must submit calculations and methods used to derive
the savings. The applicant must provide all assumptions used in
the calculations and document the source for these assumptions.
Consumers Energy will review the submittal. Consumers Energy is
solely responsible for the final determination of the annual energy
savings to be used in calculating the incentive amount. Consumers
Energy may need to conduct inspections both before and after
the retrofit projects to verify equipment and operation conditions.
Consumers Energy also reserves the right to require specific
measurement and verification activities, including monitoring both
before and after the retrofit, and to base the incentive payment on the
results of these activities.
Process Improvement Guidelines
Manufacturing or process, technically based, capital improvement
projects resulting in an increase in production energy efficiency (kWh/
unit or MCF/unit, where unit could be defined as a measurement
of production) may qualify for a custom incentive. The following
guideline is one way to analyze a Custom Process Improvement. The
savings method chosen must be agreed upon with Consumers Energy
Business Energy Efficiency Program. The customer must clearly
identify the efficiency improvement. In following, electric projects
would be evaluated based on the following parameters:
•
The Annual Energy Savings (AES) attributed to replacement of
equipment leading to increased production efficiency will be
based on the unit energy savings multiplied by the production
rate. The existing production equipment must be in good repair
and operational. See dual baseline exception below.
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Annual Energy Savings =
(Existing Baseline kWh/unit – Proposed kWh/unit)
x Production Rate
Projects involving burnout, end of life, or natural replacement of
equipment may use the new, future (proposed) production rate;
however, the unit energy savings baseline will be based on new
equipment meeting minimum State or Federal energy efficiency
standards or in-accordance to industry standard practices.
Annual Energy Savings =
(New Baseline kWh/unit – Proposed kWh/unit)
x Proposed Production Rate
The electrical energy usage (kWh) must be based on the affected
production equipment, only. Production data will be validated with
the customer’s internal production documentation. In cases where the
Proposed Production Rate exceeds to Existing Baseline Production
Rate, the following interpreted method shall be used:
Production Rate =
Existing Rate + (Proposed Rate - Existing) x Correction Factor
Post Retrofit Actual
Correction Factor
1 month
40%
2 month
60%
3 month
75%
4 month
90%
Please note that in some cases resulting in an increase in the
production rate, a dual baseline approach may be more realistic in
determining savings impacts. A dual baseline approach would be
warranted if the customer would have had to install new equipment at
improved production energy efficiencies, to meet code-minimums, or
is a standard practice, or perhaps is the only option available. In some
cases, interactive effects may be significant and must be included in
the savings analysis. An example of significant interactive effects could
be a project to better capture waste heat off of the process. As a result
of capturing additional waste heat, the facility uses more fuel for space
heating. In this example, the interactive effect of the increased fuel
used for space heating must be subtracted from the captured waste
heat energy savings.
Baseline
Efficiency
Energy
Savings
Improved
Performance
(Efficiency)
Increased Production
(New Construction)
Efficiency
Post-Retrofit
Efficiency
Performance
Increase Production
Level
Production
(# of Units)
Baseline Baseline
ProductionProduction
Level
Limit
Post-Retrofit
Production
Level
Process Improvement Example
A plastic injection molding facility, operating 3,680 hrs/yr, is
retrofitting its current ten (10) year old injection molding machine
in response to an increase in product sales to an improved injection
molding machine that has both a higher capacity and is more efficient.
The existing baseline machine can produce 100 lbs/ hr of product at
a unit energy rate of 15.0 kWh/lb. The proposed retrofitted machine
is expected to produce 120 lbs/hr of product at a unit energy rate
of 11.0 kWh/lb. Assume two (2) months of daily typical production
data averaging 120 lbs/hr was provided to support the increase in
production data.
Since the existing machine is still fully operational and is being
retrofitted to increase production and unit efficiency, the current insitu operating performance can be used as the baseline. The proposed
annual energy savings calculation can be calculated as follows:
Annual Energy Savings =
(15.0 kWh/lb – 11.0 kWh/lb) x (112 lbs/hr x 3,680 hrs/yr)
=1,648,640 kWh/yr
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Production Rate =
100 lbs/hr + (120 lbs/hr - 100 lbs/hr) x 0.60
= 112 lbs/hr
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Building Operator Certification
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a competency-based
training and certification program for operations and maintenance
staff working in commercial, institutional, or industrial buildings.
BOC achieves energy savings by training individuals directly
responsible for the maintenance of energy-using building equipment
and day-to-day building operations. Participants achieve certification
by attending the training courses, passing each course exam, and
by completing hands-on projects using their own facilities. Upon
successful completion of the course, Consumers Energy customers
may be eligible for a rebate of up to $950 from Consumers Energy.
Only participants who have facilities larger than 50,000 ft2 will be
eligible for tuition reimbursement
For more information and current class registration, please visit
boccentral.org
Smart Buildings
The Smart Buildings Program utilizes enhanced energy assessments
that draw upon existing building commissioning techniques to assist
Consumers Energy customers to optimize the energy efficiency of
their facilities. The focus of the Smart Building Program is to optimize
the existing HVAC systems, and Building Automation Systems
operation. These assessments are particularly effective at identifying
short payback no- or low-cost improvements. Additional capital type
measures that could provide deeper savings and qualify for Custom
or Prescriptive incentives are also identified. The Smart Buildings also
utilizes benchmarks from ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.
Who can participate:
Customers who receive electric service only or electric and
natural gas service to your location
•
>75,000 ft2 of conditioned space (Heated and Cooled)
•
Modern Building Automation System with a majority of the
building Direct Digital Controls
•
No major maintenance issues or building system upgrades
planned
•
Management commitment and resources to support engineering
study/implementation.
•
Willing to commit at least $5,000 to implement recommended
low/no cost items with less than 1.5 years simple payback
Any number of eleven specifically defined but common building
energy efficient actions are employed rather than using an in depth
assessment to find building system opportunities or issues. The
MI Custom Building Optimization Analysis tool is then utilized to
calculate energy savings on the item(s) implemented. Modified
Custom incentives are paid on calculation on the implemented items.
Who can participate:
•
Requirements are the same as the Smart Buildings Program
except:
•
> 15000 ft2 conditioned space.
•
No upfront financial commitment because only Actions taken are
incentivized.
Building Performance with ENERGY STAR®
Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency has teamed up with
ENERGY STAR® to help your organization understand its current
energy use and provide recommendations to help reduce usage. This
is accomplished by Benchmarking, setting an Energy Saving Goal and
developing an Energy Management Plan to implement.
Who can participate:
•
Organizations with multiple buildings over 5,000 ft2
•
Time commitment of staff to assist benchmarking and on site
building evaluation
•
Agreement to submit and complete at least one project eligible
for Prescriptive or Custom incentives
Industrial Energy Management
The Industrial Energy Management program is designed to help
industrial customers learn energy management tools and reduce
energy consumption. This is accomplished through regional
networking meetings, on-site training events, Kaizen activities, and
energy audits. Customers can reduce energy consumption between
10 and 20 percent during the first five years by adopting sound energy
management techniques.
Who can participate:
•
Consumers Energy Electric customers with an annual energy
consumption of 1,000 MWh or greater
•
Consumers Energy natural gas customers with an annual
consumption of 30,000 Mcf or greater
•
If a customer receives both services, the electric consumption
determines qualification.
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APPENDIX
Saving Calculation:
Example Custom Calculation
A batch chemical process requires aeration during a portion of the
process which is accomplished by two 25 hp blowers. To ensure full
aeration, both blowers run for 12 of the 15 minute batch processing
time. A study has been conducted that shows on average, only 10.5
minutes of aeration are required for a full batch size. Only 8 minutes
of aeration are required for a half batch size. The running current for
each blower was measured as 21.8 amps.
Production records from the prior 12 months show that on average,
31 half batches and 181 full batches are produced per week. The plant
operates 50 weeks per year. It is proposed to incorporate a diffused
oxygen sensor to optimize the duration of aeration through the
blowers.
Parameters:
Moters:
480V, 3ph
Existing blower run time:
12 minute/batch
Existing current draw:
21.8 A (each blower)
Average weekly batches:
181 full batches
31 half batches
Production weeks per year:
50
Project cost:
$4,367.00
Blended electric rate:
$0.091/kWh
•
Power 30 = V × A × PF × √3
•
Power = 480V × 21.8A × 0.8(pf) × √3 × 2 blowers = 28,999W = 29 kW
Baseline Project Electric Consumption
Electric ConsumptionBaseline
= 61,480 kWh/yr
Post Project Electric Consumption
Electric
Consumption
= {(181 batches / week × 10.5 min.) + (31
batches ⁄ week × 8 min.)} × 1 hour ⁄ 60 mins
× 29kW × 50 week/year
= 51,920 kWh/yr
Saving
Annual Energy
Savings
= 61,480 kWh/yr - 51,950 kWh/yr
= 9,560 kWh/yr
Annual Energy Cost
Savings
Assumptions
= (181+31) batches ⁄ week × 12
min. × 1 hour ⁄ 60 min. × 29kW
× 50 week ⁄ year
= 9,560 kWh × $0.091kWh/yr
= $869.96/yr
Power factor:
0.8
Expected blower run with
sensor:
10.5 minutes/full batch (to
be verified post project)
8 minutes/half batch
Simply Payback
= $4,367.00 ⁄ $869.96/yr
= 5 years
Anticipated
Consumers Rebate
= 9,560 kWh/yr × $0.08/kWh
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APPENDIX
Sample Lighting Invoice
SAMPLE LIGHTING INVOICE
INVOICE
ABC Mechanical
2
123 W. 12th Street
Okemos, MI 48864
517-123-4567
4
SOLD
TO
INVOICE # 1234
1
SHIP
TO
John Hancock
123 Happy St.
Grand Rapids, MI 48910
Date: March 27, 2013
Steve Taylor
9876 Oak St.
Kalamazoo, MI 47650
SALESPERSON
JOB
SHIPPING
METHOD
SHIPPING TERMS
DELIVERY DATE
PAYMENT
TERMS
DUE DATE
Chris Evans
Lighting
retrofit
UPS
Due on receipt
3/21/2010
By Credit Card
2/1/2010
3
QTY
ITEM #
MANUFACTURER
50
72866
Sylvania
25
72262
Philips
DESCRIPTION
UNIT PRICE
DISCOUNT
LINE TOTAL
GE-F28T8 / XLSP41ECO
$32.00
$1600.00
GE-232-MAX-L-Ultra
$15.00
$375.00
TOTAL DISCOUNT
5
SUBTOTAL
$1975.00
SALES TAX
$118.50
TOTAL DUE
$2093.50
Make all checks payable to ABC Mechanical
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
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REQUIRED INFORMATION
1. INVOICE NUMBER AND DATE
2. VENDOR NAME AND ADDRESS
3. ITEMIZED LIST OF EQUIPMENT MODEL NUMBER, MANUFACTURER, UNIT PRICE AND QUANITY
4. CUSTOMER NAME AND ADDRESS
5. TOTAL AMOUNT DUE
THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR ALL PROJECTS; ANY MISSING INFORMATION WILL DELAY THE PROCESS OF YOUR
PROJECT.
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Sample Boiler Tune Up Checklist
Customer Information
Company Name
Address
City
State
Zip
Date
Phone
Tune-Up Documentation (Submit one sheet per Tune-Up)
Site Name
Manufacturer
Date of Tune-Up
Customer Contact Name
Model Number
Work Order/PO Number
Company Performing Tune-Up
Boiler Type
Annual Hours of Operation
Technician Performing Tune-Up
Boiler Size (MBH)
□ Measure pre/post combustion efficiency using electronic flue
gas analyzer
□ Adjust burner and gas input, manual or motorized draft control
□ Include a copy of the combustion analyzer test
□ Complete visual inspection of system piping and installation
□ Adjust air flow and reduce excessive stack temperatures
□ Check safety controls
□ Adjust burner and gas input, manual or motorized draft control
□ Complete visual inspection of system piping and installation
□ Clean burners, combustion chamber and heat exchanger
sufaces
□ Measure pre/post combustion efficiency using electronic flue
gas analyzer
□ Clean and inspect burner nozzles
□ Complete visual inspection of system piping and installation
Before
After
Combustion Efficiency
Stack Temperature
Oxygen Level
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
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Variable Frequency Drive Information Worksheet
(Required for motors over 100 HP or Process Pumps and Fans over 50 HP.) In addition to a minimum of seven continuous days of power
monitoring (kW) will be required before and after the retrofit to qualify for this incentive.
Motors larger than 250 may qualify for a Custom Incentive.
Fan / Pump Information
Fan or pump ID tag (from worksheet):
Type of area served by fan or pump:
If fan, note type
(centrifugal, forward curve,
backward curve, axial, etc.):
Equipment served by fan or pump:
Nominal HP
(if multiple motors, list individual HPs):
Nameplate motor efficiency(ies):
Manufacturer:
Model:
Full load design conditions: Flow (CFM, GPM):
Pressure
(in static, feet of water, PSI, other)
Existing controls (discharge damper, inlet guide
Existing set point
vanes, outlet control valve, bypass valve, etc)
(in static, feet of water, PSI, other):
Operation Hours
The fan or pump operates the following hours (e.g., 0600 to 1800 or on demand):
Summer
Winter
Weekdays
to
Weekdays
to
Saturdays
to
Saturdays
to
Sundays
to
Sundays
to
Number of shifts
per weekday:
Number of shifts per
weekend day:
Existing Motor Load
The fan or pump operates the following hours (e.g., 0600 to 1800 or on demand):
Option 1 (retrofit):
Measured input power under full load:________kW (true RMS power) ________Power Factor
Option 2 (retrofit):
Measured current and voltage under full load:________Amps________Volts
Three-phase load calculation =________Volts x_______Amps_______x_______PF x 1.73/1000 =______kW
Option 3
(retrofit or new):
Measured estimated fan or pump full load: ____________ kW
If estimating load, provide description, assumptions and formula used to calculate power:
Proposed Operations
The proposed VFD will be automatically controlled to maintain the following set points:
Flow (CFM, GPM, other):
Pressure (in static, feet of water, PSI, other):
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Correctly Sizing Hydronic Pumping Systems
(Pre-Notification Required)
Check the Buy Michigan Box
only if the piece of equipment is for a full unit
replacement for which you are seeking an incentive, meets the Buy Michigan bonus
specifications AND you can provide the manufacturer affidavit.
Backup or Redundant Pumps do not qualify for this incentive.
On interactive PDF form fill out all columns highlighted in green. All other columns will fill automatically.
Existing Pump Operational Performance
#x
tx
Px-psig
Px-ft
Measure
/Location
# of
Pumps
(No Units)
Annual
Hours of
Operation
(hrs/yr)
(psig)
(ft of
Head)
Existing
Pump
1
4,500
50
115.35
Pressure head
of Pump
Qx
SGfluid
Effx-motor
Effx-pump
bHPx
DCx-peak
AEUx
Volume
Flow Rate
(gpm)
Specific
Gravity of
Fluid
(water
= 1.0)
Pump
Motor
Efficiency
(%)
Pump
Efficiency
(%)
Power
Requirement
(bHP)
Peak
Electrical
Demand
(kW)
Annual
Energy
Usage
(kWh/yr)
250
1
0.91
0.65
11.2
9.18
41.329
Totals
Proposed Pump Operational Performance
#p
tp
Pp-psig
Pp-ft
Measure
/Location
# of
Pumps
(No Units)
Annual
Hours of
Operation
(hrs/yr)
(psig)
(ft of
Head)
Proposed
Pump
1
4,500
35
80.745
Pressure head
of Pump
Qp
SGfluid
Effp-motor
Effp-pump
bHPp
DCp-peak
AEUp
Volume
Flow Rate
(gpm)
Specific
Gravity of
Fluid
(water
= 1.0)
Pump
Motor
Efficiency
(%)
Pump
Efficiency
(%)
Power
Requirement
(bHP)
Peak
Electrical
Demand
(kW)
Annual
Energy
Usage
(kWh/yr)
200
1
0.917
0.7
5.8
4.74
21,327
Totals
Pumping System Improvement Summery
IC
DSpeak
CFpump
DS coincidental
AES
CS
ROI
Inc
Coincidental
Electrical
Demand
Reduction (kW)
Annual
Electrical
Energy Savings
(kWh/yr)
Annual
Electrical
Energy Cost
Savings ($/yr)
Simple Payback
Period Or
Return
On Investment (Yr)
CE BEEP's
Energy
Optimization
Incentive* ($)
3.56
20,002
2,000.22
2.5
1,600.17
Electrical
Utility Rate
($/kWh)
Project
Installation
Costs ($)
Peak Electrical
Demand
Reduction (kW)
Pumping
Coincidence
Factor
(0.80)
0.10
$5,000
4.44
0.8
Px-ft = Px-psig x 2.307t - ftWC/psig
Effx-motor = Baseline EPACT Standard motor efficiency, based on 1,800-
rpm, ODP motor, next nominal motor size above the calculated Bhp.
bHPx= (Px-ft x Qx x SGfluid x #)/(3,960 x Effx-pump)
DCx-peak = bHPx x 0.746 / Effx-motor
AEUx- = DCx-peak x txPp-ft = Pp-psig x 2.307-ftWC/psig
bHPp = (Pp-ft x Qp x SGfluid x #)/(3,960 x Effp-pump)
DCp-peak = bHPp x 0.746/Effp-motor
* Incentive cannot exceed 50% project installation cost
Subtotal Electrical Incentives - Page 5
Total Electrical Incentives
AEUp = DCp-peak x tp
DSp-peak = DCx-peak - DCp-peak
CFpump = Coincidence Factor has been estimated at 80% based on VFD
values from New York Standard Approach for Estimating Energy Savings
from EO Programs.
DScoincidental = DSpeak x CFpump
AES = AEUx - AEUp
CS = AES x Rate
ROI = IC / CS < 8 years
Inc = CE BEEP'S EO Incentive = AES x $0.08/kWh
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Compressed Air Correct Sizing
Existing/Baseline
Proposed/Post
Size of Air Compressor
Air Compressor Control Strategy
Nominal Production Rate During Data Collection
Annual Hours of Operation
hrs/yr
Typical Discharge Pressure of the Air Compressor in this application
psig
Boiler Blow-Down Reduction Calculation
The annual gallons saved can be obtained from the following:
VReduction = M × [1 - (Cp × (Cx-1))/(Cx × v(Cp-1) )]
Where:
VReduction= Annual boiler blow-down volume flow reduced, gal/yr
M
= existing metered annual make-up water volume flow rate before upgrade, gal/yr
Cx = existing cycles of concentration before upgrade (annual average)
Cp
= post cycles of concentration after upgrade
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Cycles of concentration is the ratio of blowdown conductivity to make-up water conductivity and must be provided by the site water
treatment service to show performance before and after the upgrade.
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Building Interior Lighting Power Densities
For interior lighting, the Building Area Method or the Space by Space Method can be used to assess the lighting power density allowances for
new facilities, additions, or change in space type major renovations. Building exterior lighting power densities should be utilized for all new
exterior lighting. The following LPD values and tables provided are from ASHRAE 90.1 -2007 “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise
Residential Buildings.”
Building Area Type Method
Lighting Power Density (Watts per ft2)
Automotive facility
0.9
Convention center
1.2
Courthouse
1.2
Dining: bar lounge/leisure
1.3
Dining: cafeteria/fast food
1.4
Dining: family
1.6
Dormitory
1.0
Exercise center
1.0
Gymnasium
1.1
Health-care clinic
1.0
Hospital
1.2
Hotel
1.0
Library
1.3
Manufacturing facility
1.3
Motel
1.0
Motion picture theater
1.2
Multifamily
0.7
Museum
1.1
Office
1.0
Parking garage
0.3
Penitentiary
1.0
Performing arts theater
1.6
Police/fire station
1.0
Post office
1.1
Religious building
1.3
Retail
1.5
School/university
1.2
Sports arena
1.1
Town hall
1.1
Transportation
1.0
Warehouse
0.8
Workshop
1.4
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Space by Space Method
Space Type
Lighting Power Density (Watts per ft2)
Office – Enclosed
1.1
Office – Open plan
1.1
Conference/Meeting/Multipurpose
1.3
Classroom/Lecture/Training
1.4
For Penitentiary
Lobby
1.3
For hotel
1.1
For performing arts theater
3.3
For motion picture theater
1.1
Audience/Seating area
0.9
For gymnasium
0.4
For exercise center
0.3
For convention center
0.7
For penitentiary
0.7
For religious buildings
1.7
For sports arena
0.4
For performing arts theater
2.6
For motion picture theater
1.2
For transportation
0.5
Atrium – First three floors
0.6
Atrium – Each additional floor
0.2
Lounge/Recreation
1.2
For hospital
Dining Area
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1.3
0.8
0.9
For penitentiary
1.3
For hotel
1.3
For motel
1.2
For Bar Lounge/Leisure dining
1.4
For family dining
2.1
Food Preparation
1.2
Laboratory
1.4
Restrooms
0.9
Dressing/Locker/Fitting room
0.6
Corridor/Transition
0.5
For hospital
1.0
For manufacturing facility
0.5
Stairs – Active
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Lighting Power Density (Watts per ft2)
Active storage
For hospital
Inactive storage
For museum
0.8
0.9
0.3
0.8
Electrical/mechanical
1.5
Gymnasium/Exercise center playing area
1.4
Gymnasium/Exercise center exercise area
0.9
Courthouse/Police Station/Prison courtroom
1.9
Courthouse/Police Station/Prison confinement cells
0.9
Courthouse/Police Station/Prison Judges’ chambers
1.3
Fire station engine room
0.8
Fire station sleeping quarters
0.3
Post office – sorting area
1.2
Convention center – exhibit space
1.3
Library card file and cataloging
1.1
Library stacks
1.7
Library reading area
1.2
Hospital emergency
2.7
Hospital recovery
0.8
Hospital nurses’ station
1.0
Hospital exam/treatment
1.5
Hospital pharmacy
1.2
Hospital patient room
0.7
Hospital operating room
2.2
Hospital nursery
0.6
Hospital medical supply
1.4
Hospital physical therapy
0.9
Hospital radiology
0.4
Hospital laundry/washing
0.6
Automotive – Service/repair
0.7
Manufacturing – low bay (<25 ft floor to ceiling)
1.2
Manufacturing – high bay (>25 ft floor to ceiling)
1.7
Manufacturing - Detailed manufacturing
2.1
Manufacturing equipment room
1.2
Manufacturing control room
0.5
Hotel/Motel guest rooms
1.1
Dormitory – Living quarters
1.1
Museum – general exhibition
1.0
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Space Type
Space Type
Lighting Power Density (Watts per ft2)
Museum - Restoration
1.7
Bank/Office – Banking activity area
1.5
Workshop
1.9
Sales area
1.7
Religious buildings - Worship pulpit, choir
2.4
Religious buildings - Fellowship hall
0.9
Retail - Sales area
1.7
Retail - Mall concourse
1.7
Sports arena - Ring sports arena
2.7
Sports arena - Court sports arena
2.3
Sports arena - Indoor playing filed area
1.4
Warehouse - Fine material storage
1.4
Warehouse - Medium/bulky material storage
0.9
Parking garage - Garage area
0.2
Transportation - Airport concourse
0.6
Transportation - Air/Train/Bus baggage area
1.0
Transportation terminal - Ticket counter
1.5
Building Exterior Lighting Power Densities
Space Type, Area, or Surface
Parking lots and drives
Lighting Power Density (Watts per unit)
0.15 W/ft2
Walkways less than 10 ft wide
1.0 W/linear foot
Walkways 10 ft wide or greater
0.2 W/ft2
Plaza areas
Special feature areas
Stairways
Main entries
30 W/linear foot of door width
Other doors
20 W/linear foot of door width
Canopies (free standing and attached and overhangs)
1.25 W/ft2
Outdoor sales open areas (including vehicle sales lot)
0.5 W/ft2
Outdoor sales street frontage for vehicle sales lots in
addition to “open area” allowance
20 W/linear foot
Illuminated area of wall or surface
Illuminated length of wall or surface
Automated teller machines and nigh depositories
0.2 W/ ft2
5.0 W/linear foot
270 W per location plus 90 W per additional ATM
per location
Entrances and gatehouse inspection stations at guarded facilities
1.25 W/ft2 of uncovered area
Loading areas for law enforcement, fire, ambulance,
And other emergency services vehicle
0.5 W/ft2 of uncovered area
Drive-through windows at fast food restaurants
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Parking near 24-hour retail entrances
400 W per drive-through
800 W per main entry
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APPENDIX
AFFIDAVIT OF INFRARED HEATER THERMOSTAT MINIMUM 5°F SETBACK
I, ____________________________________________ , declare that after installing an infrared radiant (IR) heater that I will set the occupied
temperature set-point of the proposed IR heater a minimum of 5°F less than the current occupied set-point temperature of the previous forced
air system (i.e., unit heaters, furnaces, etc). An example would be if a space maintained at 70°F by a previous unit heater would now be set-back
to a maximum temperature of 65°F serving the new IR heater. Please note that in most cases, the thermostat set-point reduction accounts for the
majority of the fuel savings of IR heaters over conventional forced air systems.
I further declare that:
I am an authorized representative of company purchasing the new IR heater (i.e., Customer or End User).
Occupied Thermostat Set-Point of the existing forced air system: __________deg F Occupied Thermostat Set-Point of the proposed IR
heater:__________deg F (Must be at least 5 deg F below the existing thermostat set-point)
NAME & ADDRESS OF THE CUSTOMER (COMPANY) RECEIVING THE IR HEATER
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _________________________
Printed Name: ______________________
Title: ______________________
Date: ______________________
PLEASE NOTE, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR AN INFRARED HEATER INCENTIVE FROM THE CONSUMERS ENERGY BUSINESS
SOLUTION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM, THE PROPOSED IR-HEATERS’ THERMOSTATS MUST BE SET BACK A MINIMUM OF
5°F LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS FORCED AIR HEATING SYSTEM.
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Questions: 877-607-0737 or
[email protected]
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