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Show Me the Money!

How to Apply Maximum Incentives for Your Projects
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RJ Donnelly

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Innovative Funding Strategies for your Energy Projects
179D
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct)
SOMERSET COUNTY DIRECT INSTALL TOTALS:

Total Cost $2,399,672.05
Total Incentives $1,906,280
Final Cost to County $493,392.05
Total Portion Paid by County 21%
Annual CO2 emissions:
from burning 12.5 railcars’ worth of coal
0.0005 coal fired power plants
The program pays up to 70% of retrofit costs: capped at $75,000 per project
PROJECT INFO:
Number of Buildings: 2
Year Completed: 2011
CASE STUDY: Bernards Township School District
LIGHTING:
• Retrofitted (35) T12 fixtures with electronic ballasts and T8 lamps
• Removed (28) metal halide high bays in the gyms and replaced with T5 high bay fixtures
• Installed (72) occupancy sensors
FINANCIALS
Total Project Cost: $187,899.91
Incentives Secured: $100,000.00
Final Cost to Client: $87,899.91
Estimated Energy Savings (kWh): 137,486
Estimated Energy Savings (therms): 728
Estimated Energy Savings ($): $22,034.89
Estimated Payback: 3.99 years
HVAC:
• Removed (9) 16 year-old packaged RTUs and replaced with 12 EER equipment.
• Installed fuel-use economizers and dual-enthalpy fresh air economizers on new packaged RTUs
Lighting
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
Refrigeration
Motors
Natural Gas
Variable Frequency Drives
CO2 Emmissions from:
450 passenger vehicles
257,511 gallons of gasoline consumed ($883,262)
Carbon sequestered by:
58,897 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
490 acres of pine or fir forests annually
VALUE TO SOMERSET COUNTY
Energy Savings 2,602,272 kWh
Financial Savings $435,000

Total Cost $493,392.05
Payback 1.13 years
FINANCIAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
Understanding the mumbo-jumbo
"I want to get started.......
but I don't know how"
must be <150kW peak demand
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA (EPA Calcs)
2,297 mT CO2 SAVED
$1.80 per sq. ft. Federal Income Tax Deduction:
$0.60 Lighting
$0.60 HVAC
$0.60 Building Envelope
What is required?
Auditor: Gather the Data
Tax Engineer: Certified Report
Created to incentivize owners to design and build high-performance, green buildings
DIRECT INSTALL
YAY!!!
Is your head spinning yet?
but wait... there's more.......
therms
kWh
kW
Show me more money!!!!!
Local Government Energy Audit
(LGEA)
Direct Install
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR "GOING GREEN"
Local governments
Local Government
Energy Audit
501 (c)(3) non-profit agencies
State Colleges and Universities
Offices
Courtrooms
Town Halls
Police and Fire Stations
Sanitation Buildings
Transportation Structures
Schools and Community Centers
Non-profit agencies
Country Clubs
What is LGEA?
Up to 100% incentives to
deliver an investment grade
energy audit
CDM Smith
Dome-Tech Group
Clough Harbour and Associates
Concord Engineering Group
Steven Winter Associates
3. Solicit proposals from
Pre-Qualified Auditing firms
www.njcleanenergy.com
HOW TO PARTICIPATE.....
1. Registration Form &
Facility Data Sheet
2. Submit a draft RFP for approval
4. Select firm and submit
for program approval
5. Contract firm to perform
energy audit
6. Submit energy audit and
receive incentive payment!
10 STEPS TO
MAXIMIZING
ENERGY SAVINGS

PLANNING
1. Establish a "Master Plan"
2. "Green" Consultant
3. Identify Incentive Programs
(Federal, State, Utility)
SCOPE CREATION
4. Perform Energy Audit
5. Energy Reduction Plan
6. Submit Incentive Applications
7. Approval to proceed
(Program, Board, Membership)
INSTALLATION
8. Perform the Upgrades
9. Receive Incentive Monies
PAY DAY
10. Measurement and Verification
of Energy Savings
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Financial Incentives
for Clubs

DIRECT INSTALL
Incentives for whole-building
energy improvements
UTILITY BILLS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ENERGY AUDIT (LGEA)
501(c)3
<150kW peak demand
Lighting
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
Refrigeration
Motors
Natural Gas
Variable Frequency Drives
The program pays up to 70%
(capped at $75,000 per project)
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE
(P4P)
ENERGY
EFFICIENCY

>100kW peak demand
Incentive #1 - Energy Reduction Plan
$5,000 to $50,000 ($0.10 per sq. ft.)

Incentive #2 - Installation of ECMs
$0.11 per kWh saved
$1.25 per therm saved

Incentive #3 - One year M&V
min. 15% energy savings achieved

Up to $2M per project
ROCKAWAY RIVER
COUNTRY CLUB
TOTAL COST $87,481.51
INCENTIVE -$50,000
CUSTOMER PORTION $37,481.51

ANNUAL SAVINGS $12,760.79
PAYBACK 2.94 years
Incentives for prescriptive
energy-efficiency measures to offset additional cost
Electric Chillers
Gas Cooling
Electric Unitary HVAC
Ground Source Heat Pump
Gas Heating
Variable Frequency Drives
Gas Water Heating
Premium Motors
Prescriptive Lighting
Lighting Controls
Performance Lighting
Refrigeration Doors/Covers
Refrigeration Controls
SMART START
NJ Economic Development Authority
(NJ EDA)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY (P4P)
2-4% interest loan
up to 80% of total eligible project costs, not to exceed $2.5 million
LOW-INTEREST LOANS
RENEWABLE ENERGY (Solar / Wind)
2% interest for 5 year loan
up to $2M
FINANCING
RENEWABLE
ENERGY

All Utilities have begun offering incentives:
Atlantic City Electric
Jersey Central Power & Light
Orange Rockland Electric
PSE&G
Elizabethtown Gas
New Jersey Natural Gas
South Jersey Gas
UTILITIES
Federal
EPAct 179D Federal Tax Deduction
($1.80 per sq. ft.)
TAX TREATMENT
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)
30% Federal Tax Credit
SOLAR / WIND
Local Property
Tax Exemption
for Renewable Energy
Accelerated Depreciation: MACRS
for Renewable Energy
30% Tax Credit
for Renewable Energy
State & Local
NJ Wind Rebates currently on hold
TAX BENEFITS
UTILITIES
expires Dec. 31, 2016!
5-10 year payback
The Government is offering billions $$$ in free incentives to make your club more energy efficient and create your own onsite power.
Translation:
You are being paid
to lower your utility bills
LOW-COST / NO COST SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
WASTE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
& PROGRAMMING
MARKETING & PR: ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Energy Procurement:
20% vs. 100% renewable energy
ENERGY CONSERVATION
Trash compacting & bailing
Train staff for Measurement and Verification of systems
Local and national press coverage
Good for Club. Good for the golf industry
Green cleaning products
Power Feasibility Study
Energy Analysis & Fuel Sourcing:
Natural gas, propane, oil, etc.
WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION
Native plants & erosion control
Low-flow fixtures (ie. toilets, showers, sinks)
Evapotranspiration rates
Infrastructure upgrades
for nutrient storage
Chemical handling system
and storage improvements
Eco-friendly algae control
INDOOR
ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPROVEMENTS
Expansion of non-turf
areas & landscape
Turf grass upgrades
WATER
MANAGEMENT
Use of non-drinking (potable) water / recycled water
Well vs. city water
Reservoirs to capture run-off
Testing for chemicals & fertilizers
leaching into water table
Wastewater treatment, handling,
recycling, carbtrol, bioswales, etc .
Irrigation system upgrades
WATER-USE
TECHNOLOGIES
Irrigation software
Rain sensors
Soil moisture meters
PESTICIDE ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Integrated Pest Management Plan
Pesticide-Free Pledge
NUTRIENT PLAN
Compost
Soil Testing
Written Nutrient Plan
Composting plan for all food waste
Mechanical Disposal equipment
Bacterial Disposal equipment
Recycling Plan
Verify proper ventilation & filtration in HVAC systems
Mold, Asbestos, PCB, Lead abatement
Low VOC and formaldehyde-free
paints, furniture, carpet, etc.
LEED™ Green Building
Operation & Maintenance assessment
Program created for Sustainable events
Sustainable Procurement Plan
Environmentally-friendly soaps, detergents, cleaning products, etc.
Plant-based bottled water / filtered water
Operational plan for energy, water,
and waste conservation
More email bulletins
Less paper waste
Gourmet Garden, Organic Food,
Local Food Programs
Updated Mission Plan
to include Sustainability
Workforce housing
Educational seminars for members & public
(ie. Land Stewardship, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, etc.)
Set aside an “Eco-Fund” from monthly/annual income streams for Sustainability measures
FUNDING
PR & MARKETING
Member survey for Sustainability Plan
Engage Local Community
Attract new members
RESOURCES TO ASSIST
WITH SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Q&A
njcleanenergy.com
dsireusa.org
usgbcnj.org
Habitat Biodiversity
golfenvironment.org
GEO Certified™ ecolabel
nyserda.ny.gov
RESULT =
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
"I want to get started.......
but I don't know how"
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Up to 100% incentives to
deliver an investment grade
energy audit
10 STEPS TO
MAXIMIZING
ENERGY SAVINGS

PLANNING
1. "Green Strategic Plan"
2. "Green" Consultant
3. Identify Incentive Programs
(Federal, State, Utility, Private Capital)
SCOPE CREATION
4. Perform Energy Audit
5. Energy Reduction Plan
6. Submit Incentive Applications
7. Approval to proceed
Program
School Board
Local & State
INSTALLATION
8. Perform the Upgrades
9. Receive Incentive Monies
PAY DAY
10. Measurement and Verification
of Energy Savings
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Financial Incentives
for Projects

DIRECT INSTALL
Incentives for whole-building
energy improvements
UTILITY BILLS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ENERGY AUDIT (LGEA)
501(c)3
<150kW peak demand
Lighting
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
Refrigeration
Motors
Natural Gas
Variable Frequency Drives
The program pays up to 70%
(capped at $75,000 per project)
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE
(P4P)
ENERGY
EFFICIENCY

>100kW peak demand
Incentive #1 - Energy Reduction Plan
$5,000 to $50,000 ($0.10 per sq. ft.)

Incentive #2 - Installation of ECMs
$0.11 per kWh saved
$1.25 per therm saved

Incentive #3 - One year M&V
min. 15% energy savings achieved

Up to $2M per project
Bernard Township
School District
TOTAL COST $187,899.91
INCENTIVE -$100,000
CUSTOMER PORTION $87,899.91

ANNUAL SAVINGS $22,034.89
PAYBACK 3.99 years
Incentives for prescriptive
energy-efficiency measures to offset additional cost
Electric Chillers
Gas Cooling
Electric Unitary HVAC
Ground Source Heat Pump
Gas Heating
Variable Frequency Drives
Gas Water Heating
Premium Motors
Prescriptive Lighting
Lighting Controls
Performance Lighting
Refrigeration Doors/Covers
Refrigeration Controls
SMART START
NJ Economic Development Authority
(NJ EDA)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY (P4P)
2-4% interest loan
up to 80% of total eligible project costs, not to exceed $2.5 million
LOW-INTEREST LOANS
RENEWABLE ENERGY (Solar / Wind)
2% interest for 5 year loan
up to $2M
FINANCING
RENEWABLE
ENERGY

All Utilities have begun offering incentives:
Atlantic City Electric
Jersey Central Power & Light
Orange Rockland Electric
PSE&G
Elizabethtown Gas
New Jersey Natural Gas
South Jersey Gas
UTILITIES
PPA
PRIVATE FUNDING
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)
30% Federal Tax Credit
SOLAR / WIND
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
No capital investment
Energy Savings pays for the improvements = No New $$$
Up to 15 years
On-site solar electricity service
Zero inception cost or liability
Pricing below retail rates and fixed into the future
Stable costs for electricity for 15 – 20 years
ESIP / ESCO
NJ Wind Rebates currently on hold
PRIVATE
CAPITAL

UTILITIES
expires Dec. 31, 2016!
5-10 year payback
Today, billions $$$ in free incentives to upgrade your school to be more energy efficient and create your own onsite power.
Translation:
You are being paid
to lower your utility bills
LOW-COST / NO COST SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
WASTE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
& PROGRAMMING
MARKETING & PR: ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Energy Procurement:
20% vs. 100% renewable energy
ENERGY CONSERVATION
Trash compacting & bailing
Train staff for Measurement and Verification of systems
Local and national press coverage
Good for Kids. Good for America.
Green cleaning products
Power Feasibility Study
Energy Analysis & Fuel Sourcing:
Natural gas, propane, oil, etc.
WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION
Native plants & erosion control
Low-flow fixtures (ie. toilets, showers, sinks)
Evapotranspiration rates
Infrastructure upgrades
for nutrient storage
Chemical handling system
and storage improvements
Eco-friendly algae control
INDOOR
ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPROVEMENTS
Expansion of non-turf
areas & landscape
Turf grass upgrades
WATER
MANAGEMENT
Use of non-drinking (potable) water / recycled water
Well vs. city water
Reservoirs to capture run-off
Testing for chemicals & fertilizers
leaching into water table
Wastewater treatment, handling,
recycling, carbtrol, bioswales, etc .
Irrigation system upgrades
WATER-USE
TECHNOLOGIES
Irrigation software
Rain sensors
Soil moisture meters
PESTICIDE ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Integrated Pest Management Plan
Pesticide-Free Pledge
NUTRIENT PLAN
Compost
Soil Testing
Written Nutrient Plan
Composting plan for all food waste
Mechanical Disposal equipment
Bacterial Disposal equipment
Recycling Plan
Verify proper ventilation & filtration in HVAC systems
Mold, Asbestos, PCB, Lead abatement
Low VOC and formaldehyde-free
paints, furniture, carpet, etc.
LEED™ Green Building
Operation & Maintenance assessment
Program created for
Sustainable events
Sustainable Procurement Plan
Environmentally-friendly soaps, detergents, cleaning products, etc.
Plant-based bottled water / filtered water
Operational plan for energy, water,
and waste conservation
More email bulletins
Less paper waste
Gourmet Garden, Organic Food,
Local Food Programs
Updated Mission Plan
to include Sustainability
Educational seminars for members & public
(ie. Land Stewardship, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, etc.)
Set aside an “Eco-Fund” from monthly/annual income streams for Sustainability measures
FUNDING
PR & MARKETING
GREEN RIBBON SCHOOL
Engage Local Community
Attract new students
RESOURCES TO ASSIST
WITH SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Q&A
njcleanenergy.com
dsireusa.org
usgbcnj.org
Habitat Biodiversity
EIRC.org
RESULT =
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
Financial Incentives for Schools to "Go Green"
NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium
EIRC
Sustainability Consultant
Benchmarking / Assessment
Green Team
“Green Strategic Plan”
Energy Reduction Plan
No-Bid Solutions
• Retrofitted (35) T12 fixtures with electronic ballasts and T8 lamps
• Removed (28) metal halide high bays in the gyms and replaced with T5 high bay fixtures
• Installed (72) occupancy sensors
• Removed (9) 16 year-old packaged RTUs and replaced with 12 EER equipment.
• Installed fuel-use economizers and dual-enthalpy fresh air economizers on new packaged RTUs
LIGHTING:
HVAC:
What is Sustainability?......
Merriam-Webster:
relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
to have a positive, restorative,
healing effect on the planet.
EPA Definition:
Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Dictionary.com:
pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
(how can you sustain a resource
that is already destroyed?)
NOT OK TO BE "LESS BAD"
WE NEED TO BE "MORE GOOD"
My Definition:
CHOOSE
CREATE
IMPLEMENT
Sustainability
In Phases
"Green" Strategic Plan
Less Bad
next year than this year
"Buy-In"
from Board, Staff, Students
JOURNEY OF SUSTAINABILITY
Assemble
"Green Team"
Green Consultant
Select
Perform
Energy Audit
Create
Energy Reduction Plan
Sustainability Plan
Apply
For Incentives
Assign
Funding sources
Perform
Phased Construction
& Upgrades
Common Theme:
We are a species of consumption
.....moving away from "throw-away" society
FIRST: SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!
Ok, I've upgraded my building to be a
lean, green, energy-efficient machine.......

NOW WHAT?!?!
We've come a long way.......
LONG TERM SUCCESS
LESS BAD
MORE GOOD
1. Started as Financial Focus
2. Continued with Education
3. Became part of our Culture
POSITIVE, RESTORATIVE
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

CARBON-NEGATIVE
Q&A
179D
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct)
SOMERSET COUNTY DIRECT INSTALL TOTALS:

Total Cost $2,399,672.05
Total Incentives $1,906,280
Final Cost to County $493,392.05
Total Portion Paid by County 21%
Annual CO2 emissions:
from burning 12.5 railcars’ worth of coal
0.0005 coal fired power plants
The program pays up to 70% of retrofit costs: capped at $75,000 per project
PROJECT INFO:
Number of Buildings: 2
Year Completed: 2011
CASE STUDY: Bernards Township School District
LIGHTING:
• Retrofitted (35) T12 fixtures with electronic ballasts and T8 lamps
• Removed (28) metal halide high bays in the gyms and replaced with T5 high bay fixtures
• Installed (72) occupancy sensors
FINANCIALS
Total Project Cost: $187,899.91
Incentives Secured: $100,000.00
Final Cost to Client: $87,899.91
Estimated Energy Savings (kWh): 137,486
Estimated Energy Savings (therms): 728
Estimated Energy Savings ($): $22,034.89
Estimated Payback: 3.99 years
HVAC:
• Removed (9) 16 year-old packaged RTUs and replaced with 12 EER equipment.
• Installed fuel-use economizers and dual-enthalpy fresh air economizers on new packaged RTUs
Lighting
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
Refrigeration
Motors
Natural Gas
Variable Frequency Drives
CO2 Emmissions from:
450 passenger vehicles
257,511 gallons of gasoline consumed ($883,262)
Carbon sequestered by:
58,897 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
490 acres of pine or fir forests annually
VALUE TO SOMERSET COUNTY
Energy Savings 2,602,272 kWh
Financial Savings $435,000

Total Cost $493,392.05
Payback 1.13 years
FINANCIAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
Understanding the mumbo-jumbo
must be <150kW peak demand
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA (EPA Calcs)
2,297 mT CO2 SAVED
$1.80 per sq. ft. Federal Income Tax Deduction:
$0.60 Lighting
$0.60 HVAC
$0.60 Building Envelope
What is required?
Auditor: Gather the Data
Tax Engineer: Certified Report
Created to incentivize owners to design and build high-performance, green buildings
DIRECT INSTALL
YAY!!!
therms
kWh
kW
Show me more money!!!!!
Local governments
Local Government
Energy Audit
501 (c)(3) non-profit agencies
State Colleges and Universities
Offices
Courtrooms
Town Halls
Police and Fire Stations
Sanitation Buildings
Transportation Structures
Schools and Community Centers
Non-profit agencies
Country Clubs
What is LGEA?
CDM Smith
Dome-Tech Group
Clough Harbour and Associates
Concord Engineering Group
Steven Winter Associates
3. Solicit proposals from
Pre-Qualified Auditing firms
HOW TO PARTICIPATE.....
1. Registration Form &
Facility Data Sheet
2. Submit a draft RFP for approval
4. Select firm and submit
for program approval
5. Contract firm to perform
energy audit
6. Submit energy audit and
receive incentive payment!
"I want to get started.......
but I don't know how"
Up to 100% incentives to
deliver an investment grade
energy audit
10 STEPS TO
MAXIMIZING
ENERGY SAVINGS

PLANNING
1. Establish a "Green Master Plan"
2. "Green" Consultant
3. Identify Incentive Programs
(Federal, State, Utility)
SCOPE CREATION
4. Perform Energy Audit
5. Energy Reduction Plan
6. Submit Incentive Applications
7. Approval to proceed
(Program, Board, Membership)
INSTALLATION
8. Perform the Upgrades
9. Receive Incentive Monies
PAY DAY
10. Measurement and Verification
of Energy Savings
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Financial Incentives
for Green Building Projects
DIRECT INSTALL
Incentives for whole-building
energy improvements
UTILITY BILLS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ENERGY AUDIT (LGEA)
501(c)3
<150kW peak demand
Lighting
Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
Refrigeration
Motors
Natural Gas
Variable Frequency Drives
The program pays up to 70%
(capped at $75,000 per project)
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE
(P4P)
ENERGY
EFFICIENCY

>100kW peak demand
Incentive #1 - Energy Reduction Plan
$5,000 to $50,000 ($0.10 per sq. ft.)

Incentive #2 - Installation of ECMs
$0.11 per kWh saved
$1.25 per therm saved

Incentive #3 - One year M&V
min. 15% energy savings achieved

Up to $2M per project
ROCKAWAY RIVER
COUNTRY CLUB
TOTAL COST $87,481.51
INCENTIVE -$50,000
CUSTOMER PORTION $37,481.51

ANNUAL SAVINGS $12,760.79
PAYBACK 2.94 years
Incentives for prescriptive
energy-efficiency measures to offset additional cost
Electric Chillers
Gas Cooling
Electric Unitary HVAC
Ground Source Heat Pump
Gas Heating
Variable Frequency Drives
Gas Water Heating
Premium Motors
Prescriptive Lighting
Lighting Controls
Performance Lighting
Refrigeration Doors/Covers
Refrigeration Controls
SMART START
NJ Economic Development Authority
(NJ EDA)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY (P4P)
2-4% interest loan
up to 80% of total eligible project costs, not to exceed $2.5 million
LOW-INTEREST LOANS
RENEWABLE ENERGY (Solar / Wind)
2% interest for 5 year loan
up to $2M
FINANCING
RENEWABLE
ENERGY

All Utilities have begun offering incentives:
Atlantic City Electric
Jersey Central Power & Light
Orange Rockland Electric
PSE&G
Elizabethtown Gas
New Jersey Natural Gas
South Jersey Gas
UTILITIES
Federal
EPAct 179D Federal Tax Deduction
($1.80 per sq. ft.)
TAX TREATMENT
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)
30% Federal Tax Credit
SOLAR / WIND
Local Property
Tax & Sales Tax Exemption
for Renewable Energy
(Solar / Wind / Geothermal)
5 year Bonus Depreciation:
for Renewable Energy (MACRS)
30% Tax Credit
for Renewable Energy
State & Local
NJ Wind Rebates currently on hold
TAX BENEFITS
UTILITIES
expires Dec. 31, 2016!
5-10 year payback
The Government is offering billions $$$ in free incentives to make your building more energy efficient and to create your own onsite power.
Translation:
You are being paid to lower
your ENERGY bills
LOW-COST / NO COST SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
WASTE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
& PROGRAMMING
MARKETING & PR: ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Energy Procurement:
20% vs. 100% renewable energy
ENERGY CONSERVATION
Trash compacting & bailing
Train staff for Measurement and Verification of systems
Local and national press coverage
Good for Club. Good for the golf industry
Green cleaning products
Power Feasibility Study
Energy Analysis & Fuel Sourcing:
Natural gas, propane, oil, etc.
WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION
Native plants & erosion control
Low-flow fixtures (ie. toilets, showers, sinks)
Evapotranspiration rates
Infrastructure upgrades
for nutrient storage
Chemical handling system
and storage improvements
Eco-friendly algae control
INDOOR
ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPROVEMENTS
Expansion of non-turf
areas & landscape
Turf grass upgrades
WATER
MANAGEMENT
Use of non-drinking (potable) water / recycled water
Well vs. city water
Reservoirs to capture run-off
Testing for chemicals & fertilizers
leaching into water table
Wastewater treatment, handling,
recycling, carbtrol, bioswales, etc .
Irrigation system upgrades
WATER-USE
TECHNOLOGIES
Irrigation software
Rain sensors
Soil moisture meters
PESTICIDE ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Integrated Pest Management Plan
Pesticide-Free Pledge
NUTRIENT PLAN
Compost
Soil Testing
Written Nutrient Plan
Composting plan for all food waste
Mechanical Disposal equipment
Bacterial Disposal equipment
Recycling Plan
Verify proper ventilation & filtration in HVAC systems
Mold, Asbestos, PCB, Lead abatement
Low VOC and formaldehyde-free
paints, furniture, carpet, etc.
LEED™ Green Building
Operation & Maintenance assessment
Program created for Sustainable events
Sustainable Procurement Plan
Environmentally-friendly soaps, detergents, cleaning products, etc.
Plant-based bottled water / filtered water
Operational plan for energy, water,
and waste conservation
More email bulletins
Less paper waste
Gourmet Garden, Organic Food,
Local Food Programs
Updated Mission Plan
to include Sustainability
Workforce housing
Educational seminars for members & public
(ie. Land Stewardship, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, etc.)
Set aside an “Eco-Fund” from monthly/annual income streams for Sustainability measures
FUNDING
PR & MARKETING
Member survey for Sustainability Plan
Engage Local Community
Attract new members
RESOURCES TO ASSIST
WITH SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Q&A
njcleanenergy.com
dsireusa.org
usgbcnj.org
Habitat Biodiversity
nyserda.ny.gov
RESULT =
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
How to Apply Maximum Incentives
to Help Fund Green Building Projects
WHAT IS GREEN BUILDING?
EPA Definition: the practice of creating structures and using processes that are
environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle
from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.
Sustainable Sites:
Location matters
Water Efficiency:
Reduce / Reuse
Energy and Atmosphere:
Reduce / Generate
Materials and Resources:
Reuse / Recycled / Sustainable
Indoor Environmental Quality:
Non-Toxic / Comfort / Daylight
Innovation in Design
LEED CHECKLIST
FINANCIAL INCENTIVES:
Reduced life cycle operating costs
Increased employee productivity
Tax Benefits
Low/No Interest Financing
Private Capital: Performance Contracts
Direct Incentive Payments
Allows property owners to borrow money from the local government to pay for energy improvements.

The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment on the property over a period of years.
CHP systems 1 to 3 MW: $0.55 per watt
CHP systems > 3 MW: $0.35 per watt
Fuel cells > 1 MW with waste heat: $2.00 per watt
Fuel cells > 1 MW without waste heat: $1.50 per watt
STATE GRANT
Max Incentive:
CHP: $3,000,000 or 30% of project costs
Fuel Cells: $3,000,000 or 45% of project costs
Large Scale
CHP and Fuel Cell
Small Scale
Max Incentive (30% to 60% Total Project Cost):
NJCEP Incentive: $1 million
Pay for Performance Bonus Incentive: $250,000
Utility Match: $1 million
Overall Maximum: $2.25 million
CHP systems < 1MW:
NJCEP Incentive: $0.50 to $1.00 per watt +
P4P Incentive: $0.25 per watt +
Utility Match: $0.50 to $1.00 per watt =
TOTAL INCENTIVE: $1.25 to $2.25 per watt
Fuel Cell systems < 1MW:
NJCEP Incentive: $1.50 to $2.00 per watt +
P4P Incentive: $0.25 per watt +
Utility Match: $1.50 to $2.00 per watt =
TOTAL INCENTIVE: $3.25 to $4.25 per watt
RESIDENTIAL
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System
5 year Bonus Depreciation Schedule
approx. $75
Energy-Efficient New Homes Federal Tax Credit (up to $2,000):
Reduce heating and cooling by up to 50% relative to IECC 2006 energy standards
Energy efficient mortgages (EEM) to either finance energy efficiency improvements to existing homes, including renewable energy technologies, or to increase their home buying power with the purchase of a new energy efficient home
FEDERAL
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit (up to $500):
High-efficiency Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Circulating fans
NJ STATE
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION
Wyndham Hotels Office Building
Parsippany, NJ
New 200,000 sq ft office building
Total project cost: $850,000 in energy reduction measures
Total incentives awarded: $350,000 in incentives
Annual Energy Savings: $110,000/year
Payback: 4.5 years
10% Tax Credit
for Geothermal
PACE
Property-Assessed Clean Energy
Home Performance with Energy Star Program
ENERGY STAR Homes Program
incentives to builders who construct homes that are more efficient than homes built to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Maximum Incentive:
Single-Family: $26,000 per unit
Multiple Single-Family (townhomes): $17,000 per unit
Multi-Family Buildings: $12,000 per unit
COOLAdvantage Program
Retrofit existing electric air conditioners and heat pumps with high efficiency equipment
Max Incentive: $500
Energy Star Product Rebates
Max Incentive:
Lighting: varies
Refrigerator/Freezer recycling: $50
Clothes washers (Hurricane Sandy Only): $50
New Jersey Comfort Partners Program
Direct installation energy efficiency assistance program available to most New Jersey households with significant energy usage and an income at or below 225% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Comprehensive whole-home upgrade: incl. lighting upgrades, home and equipment insulation, HVAC system repairs, replacement of inefficient appliances (e.g., refrigerators), air and duct sealing, or custom measures.
Multifamily and Low Income
(income at or below 225% of the federal poverty guidelines)
WARMAdvantage Program
Retrofit existing furnaces, boilers and water heaters with high efficiency equipment
EXISTING HOMES
Solar Hot Water Heater: $1,200
Residential Gas Customers (including propane): Gas Furnace: $400
Gas Boiler: $300
Gas Water Heater: $500
Solar Hot Water Heater: $1,200
Oil Heating Customers:
Oil Furnace: $300
Oil Boiler: $300
Hurricane Sandy adder: $200
Incentives for energy efficiency measures identified in a comprehensive home assessment.

Qualifying measures: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting, Ventilation, Safety Measures

Must be performed by BPI-certified contractor
Tier I - Home Assessment

Tier II - Total Energy Savings from 10% - 19.99%
Direct Incentive: $2,000 not to exceed 50%
Financing: 0% interest loans of up to $5,000

Tier III (Level I) - Total Energy Savings from 20% - 24.99%
Direct incentive: $4,000 not to exceed 50%
Financing: 0% interest loans of up to $10,000

Tier III (Level II) - Total Energy Savings Greater than 25%
Direct incentive: $5,000 not to exceed 50%
Financing: 0% interest loans of up to $10,000
(loan terms of 3, 5, 7, or 10 years)
Tier I - Total Energy Savings from 10% - 19.99%
Direct incentive is $500 per dwelling unit, not to exceed 50%

Tier II - Total Energy Savings from 20% - 24.99%
Direct incentive is $1,000 per dwelling unit, not to exceed 50%

Tier III - Total Energy Savings Greater than 25%
Direct incentive is $1,500 per dwelling unit, not to exceed 50%
SINGLE FAMILY HOME
MULTI FAMILY BUILDINGS
* Must be all units, three stories or less, single ownership
NEW HOMES
EXISTING HOMES
Q&A
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