Springfield Utility Board

Commercial Incentives

Please note: SUB Commercial incentives are on hold until October 1. Please call SUB for more info at 541-746-0963.
Energy Smart Design

Make your new or existing commercial facility more energy efficient. SUB performs an energy analysis, makes recommendations, and offers financial incentives to help pay for improvements.

Call 541-746-0963 for more information.

Some projects may also be eligible for tax credits through the State of Oregon. Oregon Department of Energy has information about tax credits and their Energy Incentive Program (EIP).

Energy Smart Design – Lighting

Improve your facility’s lighting utilizing the Excel®-based SUB Lighting Calculator (A new Lighting Calculator should be available in Early October).

Energy Efficient Commercial Refrigeration

Grocery stores and other commercial sites with refrigerated display cases or walk-in coolers/freezers can save big with these cost-effective incentives. Contact SUB Conservation Connection for specifics and your eligibility for incentives for these Commercial Refrigeration applications. Measures include:
●     Refrigerated Display Case Lighting – Upgrade to LED Lighting and/or Motion Sensors
●     Refrigerated Display Glass Doors – Anti-Sweat Heater (ASH) Controls
●     Floating Head Pressure Control on Single Compressor Systems
●     Compressor Head Cooling Fan – Shaded Pole to Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM)
●     Walk-in or Display Case Evaporator Fan Motor – Shaded Pole to Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM)
●     Walk-in Evaporator ECM Fan Speed Control – Constant to Variable Speed
●     Door Gasket Replacement for Walk-in and Reach-in Coolers and Freezers
●     Strip Curtains for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers


Energy Efficient Commercial Kitchen and Food Service Equipment

Commercial kitchens in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and institutional facilities use more energy per square foot than almost any other commercial facilities. In these locations, energy used for refrigeration, food preparation, and water heating can amount to almost 60 percent of total energy use. Savings from installation of high efficiency equipment can range between 10 and 30 percent.

SUB offers incentives to commercial customers for installation of a variety of energy efficient kitchen and food service measures. Contact SUB Conservation Connection for specifics and your eligibility for incentives for Commercial Kitchen and Food Service Equipment. Measures include:
●    Steamers – New premium efficiency steamers that meet ENERGY STAR® V1.2 specifications: incentive of $50 to $200. These reimbursement rates cover a portion of incremental cost of these measures. For example, a qualifying six-pan steamer may have a net incremental cost after rebate of $2 and will yield about $2,500 in annual energy savings (at $0.06 per kWh).
●    Hot Food Holding Cabinets – New premium efficiency hot food holding cabinets that meet ENERGY STAR V2.0: incentive of $75 to $200. Savings are worth up to $50 annually.
●    Pre-Rinse Spray Valves – Efficient pre-rinse spray valves—1.0 gpm or less—using an electric water heater: incentive up to $100. Energy savings worth $50 annually.
●    Convection Ovens – New commercial convection ovens that meet ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: incentive of $300.
●    Combination Ovens  – New electric combination ovens that meet ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: incentive of $500. Savings range from $800-$1,000/year.
●     Fryers  – New commercial electric fryers meeting ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: incentive of $300. Savings are about $150/year.

Whole Building – Advanced Energy Design Guides

The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. Four guides show the products and off-the-shelf technology needed for achieving a 30% energy savings compared to the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999.

These guides have been developed by ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with support from the Department of Energy (DOE), to promote building energy efficiency.

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