Commercial & Industrial Incentives
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Upgrade your new or existing commercial facility to be more energy efficient.
SUB works with you, your contractor and/or your vendor to qualify your project for SUB’s incentives to help pay for improvements.
Carefully read the SUB ESD Programs Incentive Application, print, fill out, sign and submit to SUB your pre-application for incentives. Please also submit the scope, bid, estimate or your project proposal. Call 541-746-0963 for more information.
Standard Incentive amounts greater than $20,000 will be adjusted by the following formula:
Adjusted Incentive = $10,000 + ( 50% × Standard Incentive). This applies cumulatively to all projects at one location for two years (starting on date of first qualifying installation). Adjusted incentives greater than $100,000 are subject to additional adjustments.
Checklist to quickly and easily apply for and receive SUB incentives:
Items 1—4 of the following checklist are to be complete before estimating incentive amount, purchasing equipment, or removing old equipment:
1) Pre-approval before beginning project: fill out, sign & submit the SUB Incentive Application – SUB ESD Programs Incentive Application
2) Schedule a pre-project audit for SUB to confirm the existing equipment location, quantity, type, etc.
3) Submit project summary or proposal including:
- Existing Equipment (location, quantity, fixture types, wattages)—plan drawings are appreciated,
- Proposed Equipment (location, quantity, wattages, brands & models)—must be on a qualified products lists: DesignLights Consortium® (DLC), or ENERGY STAR®.
- Hours of operation and type of controls for each area of upgrade,
- HVAC type and fuel source for each area of upgrade,
- Costs of Equipment, Labor, Lift Rental, Shipping, etc.,
- Disposal Plan & Estimated Cost for Disposal of Hazardous Materials (lamps & PCB ballasts).
4) SUB Lighting Calculator must be completed with above info either by SUB or Contractor. Available here: SUB Lighting Calculator
5) Upon project completion
- Schedule final inspection with SUB
- Submit copy of all project invoices, including labor, material, etc.
- Submit documentation of proper disposal of old equipment containing hazardous materials (mercury, PCBs, etc.)
This SUB Lighting Calculator is in force as of April, 2018. Prior Lighting Calculators are not valid.
Incentives are listed in the Commercial and Industrial Lighting Program Offerings. The SUB calculator and Incentives are based on but not identical to BPA’s region-wide Lighting Program Offering. Note that to be eligible for incentives projects must be approved by SUB.
Specifications and Qualifying Lighting Equipment:
SUB’s Incentives are available for new lighting equipment on these qualified lists, or, in rare cases, submitted to SUB and approved prior to installation:
- DesignLights Consortium® LED Qualified Products
- CEE Qualifying High-Performance T8 lamps and ballasts
- Refrigerated Display Case Lighting – Upgrade to LED Lighting and/or Motion Sensors. Incentives available via SUB’s Lighting Calculator.
- Refrigerated Display Glass Doors – Anti-Sweat Heater (ASH) Controls Any business with existing cooler or freezer reach-in glass door cases retrofitting with technologies that reduce energy consumption of anti-sweat heaters based on sensing humidity. It does not apply to doors equipped with low/no anti-sweat heat.
- Cooler Case with an uncontrolled ASH that uses greater than 0.20 amps/ft. of case (door rail, glass and/or frame heating element combined.)
- Freezer Case with an uncontrolled ASH that uses greater than 0.39 amps/ft. of case (door rail, glass and/or frame heating element combined.)
- Floating Head Pressure Control on Single Compressor Systems Retail food sales establishments, excluding restaurants, with an existing, single compressor system–convert fixed control to a floating control. For a single compressor motor of at least 1 HP, serving a suction group, with condenser intake air from outside ambient air.
- Compressor Head Cooling Fan – Shaded Pole to Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) Commercial refrigeration applications such as existing display cases, walk-in coolers/freezers, refrigerated vending machines and bottle coolers. Replacement of existing shaded pole, compressor head-cooling fan motors with ECMs. Applies only to low-temperature reciprocating compressor systems that are an integral part of a refrigeration system, with a remote air-cooled or evaporative condenser requiring 35 to 55 watts.
- Walk-in or Display Case Evaporator Fan Motor – Shaded Pole to Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) Existing refrigerated reach-in display cases, walk-in coolers, and walk-in freezers with shaded pole evaporator fan motors to be replaced by ECMs. Does not apply to motors with fans less than 10-inches diameter in walk-in coolers/freezers. No restriction for fan size in refrigerated display cases.
- Walk-in Evaporator ECM Fan Speed Control – Constant to Variable Speed Install controls on existing equipment to reduce fan speed when there is no refrigerant being delivered to the evaporator. Existing ECM greater than 23 watts, 24/7 fan operation at full speed of 1,550 RPM.
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:
- Demand Controlled Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) – BPA Qualified DCKV reduces fan speed during times of low activity or demand. Qualifying applications include existing commercial kitchen with constant speed exhaust fans retrofitted with a new or modified existing exhaust hoods and the associated make-up air units, Incentive is $200 / HP fan motor for single DCKV control sensors; $400 / HP fan motor for multiple DCKV control sensors.
- Electric Commercial Steam Cookers – New premium efficiency steamers that meet ENERGY STAR® v1.2.0 specifications: Incentive of $50 to $200. These reimbursement rates cover a portion of incremental cost of these measures. A qualifying six-pan steamer may 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 v2.01.2 requirements.: Incentive of $75 to $200. Savings are worth up to $50 annually.
- Pre-Rinse Spray Wash Valves – Efficient pre-rinse spray valves—1.0 gpm or less—in a facility regularly using spray valve every day and supplied by an electric water heater: Incentive up to $100. Energy savings worth $50 annually.
- Electric Convection Ovens – New commercial convection ovens that meet ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: Incentive of $300.
- Electric Combination Ovens – New electric combination ovens that meet ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: Incentive of $500. Savings range from $800-$1,000/year.
- Commercial Electric Fryers – BPA Qualified: New commercial electric fryers meeting ENERGY STAR V2.0 specifications: Incentive of $300. Savings are about $150/year.
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.