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Multi-family Residential Incentives

Financial incentives for adopting energy-efficient practices and renewable technologies are available from local, state, and federal sources.  

The resources on this page are for condos and multi-family properties.  If you own a single-family house, please visit our single-family incentives page. 

 

Utility Incentives

Choose Your Utility Provider: Pepco -- BG&E -- Potomac Edison

 

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My Account - Energy Tool

Get accurate information on your energy consumption from your utility account, including consumption trends and helpful tips that can help you identify energy savings opportunities in your home.  

Quick Home Energy C​heckup

If you are not sure whether you want to do a full home energy audit yet, start off small with a Quick Home Energy Checkup (QHEC). When you schedule a Check-up with your utility, a energy efficiency professional will come to your home and check the condition of its insulation, heating and air cooling system, lighting, appliances, and more. The QHEC allows homeowners and tenants to get energy efficient products such as CFLs, efficient-flow showerheads and smart strips installed at no additional cost to their usual utility bills. As existing customers of utility companies, owners and tenants bear no additional cost for these energy conservation measures.

Appliance Rebate Program

Provides incentives ranging from $25 to $150 for common energy efficient home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers.  Up to $350 is available for specialized appliances such as heat pump water heaters. You may be eligible for an additional “bounty” if you recycle your old appliance through Pepco.

 

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Heating and Coolin​g Incentive Program

Provides incentives up to $500 for the installation of high-efficiency cooling and heat pumps.  If you are not planning to replace your system soon, you can still benefit from up to $250 for comprehensive duct sealing or $100 for an air-conditioner or heat pump tune-up. 

New Construction and Major Renovations

Get incentives and technical assistance for new building projects that incorporate efficient technologies or exceed code requirements.  Anyone building a project should check-in with the Pepco team to determine what incentives they may be eligible for. 

Pepco Energy Wise Rewards Program

The Energy Wise Rewards program enables residents, businesses and master metered accounts to save money by allowing Pepco to automatically lower their energy consumption during peak periods.  This program has the added benefit of reducing emissions and the need for new power plants.

By signing up for the program, the consumer receives a one-time bill credit and an annual reward for agreeing to let Pepco cycle their cooling equipment several times a year using an advanced smart thermostat or a switch on the cooling unit or heatpump.  

When cycled, the equipment will run less than normal, thereby reducing demand on the utility grid.  The amount saved is based on the participant’s selected level of cycling (e.g., 75%). It is very important to carefully select cycling options as your home’s temperature will rise somewhat.  If you have health problems or are heat sensitive you may want to start out with lower cycling options such as 50% which will lead to a lower temperature increase than full cycling of 100%.

Multi-family communities with one utility meter serving multiple units, known as master metered properties, can also participate under special terms. 

If you are a multi-family property owner or manager you may be able to get special resources to help enroll your tenants or residents.  Contact Pepco for more information. 

 

While a short list of popular incentives are provided above for your convenience, please visit the Pepco website for the most current information.  

 

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Get Started with Energy Efficiency 

Quick Home Energy Checkup

If you are not sure whether you want to do a full home energy audit yet, start off small with a Quick Home Energy Checkup (QHEC). When you schedule a Check-up with your utility, a energy efficiency professional will come to your home and check the condition of its insulation, heating and air cooling system, lighting, appliances, and more. The QHEC allows homeowners and tenants to get energy efficient products such as CFLs, efficient-flow showerheads and smart strips installed at no additional cost to their usual utility bills. As existing customers of utility companies, owners and tenants bear no additional cost for these energy conservation measures.

Appliance Rebate Program

Provides incentives ranging from $25 to $150 for common energy efficient home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers.  Up to $350 for specialized appliances such as heat pump water heaters.  You may be eligible for an additional “bounty” if you recycle your old appliance through BG&E.   

 

Save Even More

Heating and Cooling Incentive Program

Provides incentives up to $500 for the installation of high-efficiency cooling and heat pumps.  If you are not planning to replace your system soon, you can still benefit from up to $250 for comprehensive duct sealing or $100 for a air-conditioner or heat pump tune-up.

BG&E Peak Rewards Program

The Peak Rewards program enables residents, businesses and master metered accounts to save money by allowing BG&E to automatically lower their energy consumption during peak periods.  This program has the added benefit of reducing emissions and the need for new power plants.

By signing up for the program, the consumer receives a one-time bill credit and an annual reward for agreeing to let BG&E cycle their cooling equipment several times a year using an advanced smart thermostat or a switch on the cooling unit or heatpump.  

When cycled, the equipment will run less than normal, thereby reducing demand on the utility grid.  The amount saved is based on the participant’s selected level of cycling (e.g., 75%). It is very important to carefully select cycling options as your home’s temperature will rise somewhat.  If you have health problems or are heat sensitive you may want to start out with lower cycling options such as 50% which will lead to a lower temperature increase than full cycling of 100%.

Multi-family communities with one utility meter serving multiple units, known as master metered properties, can also participate under special terms. 

If you are a multi-family property owner or manager you may be able to get special resources to help enroll your tenants or residents.  Contact Pepco for more information. 

While a short list of popular incentives are provided above for your convenience, please visit the BG&E website for the most current information.  

 

Potomac Edison LogoPotomac Edison

Get Started with Energy Efficiency 

Quick Home Energy Checkup

If you are not sure whether you want to do a full home energy audit yet, start off small with a Quick Home Energy Checkup (QHEC). When you schedule a Check-up with your utility, a energy efficiency professional will come to your home and check the condition of its insulation, heating and air cooling system, lighting, appliances, and more. The QHEC allows homeowners and tenants to get energy efficient products such as CFLs, efficient-flow showerheads and smart strips installed at no additional cost to their usual utility bills. As existing customers of utility companies, owners and tenants bear no additional cost for these energy conservation measures.

Appliance Rebate Progr​am

Provides incentives ranging from $25 to $150 for common energy efficient home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers.  Up to $30 for energy efficient residential lighting fixtures and up to $350 for specialized appliances such as heat pump water heaters.  You may be eligible for an additional “bounty” if you recycle your old appliance

 

Save Even More

Heating and Cooling Incentive Program

Provides incentives up to $500 for the installation of high-efficiency cooling and heat pumps.  If you are not planning to replace your system soon, you can still benefit from up to $250 for comprehensive duct sealing or $100 for an  air-conditioner or heat pump tune-up. 

While a short list of popular incentives are provided above for your convenience, please visit the Potomac Edison website for the most current information.  

 

Government Incentives

 

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Property Tax Credit for Energy and Environmental Design

Montgomery County organizations which pay property taxes and achieve high levels of green achievement verified by either the U.S. Green Building Council (or an equivalent standard approved by the County’s Department of Permitting Services) are eligible for a property tax credit between 25% and 75% for 3 to 5 years depending on the LEED rating system (or equivalent) and level of achievement.  

Applicable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating systems include LEED New Construction (LEED-NC), LEED Core and Shell (LEED – CS) and LEED Existing Building (LEED – EBOM).  The total incentives available in any given year are $5 million.

The incentives also vary between buildings “covered” by the County’s 2006 Green Building Mandate, which required all buildings over 10,000 square feet to achieve a minimum of LEED certified or equivalent.  Covered buildings are subject to the law whereas uncovered buildings are not. 

 

Credits Available to Buildings Covered Under the 2006 Green Building Mandate Based on LEED Certification
Rating System Achievement Level Percentage Credit Credit Year
LEED NC or CS Gold 25%/td> 5
LEED NC or CS Platinum 75% 5
LEED - EBOM Gold 10% 3
LEED - EBOM Platinum 50% 3

 

Buildings not covered under the 2006 Green Building Mandate which would typically be older existing buildings or buildings constructed after 2008 that are under 10,000 square feet are eligible for the following incentives. 

 

Credits Available to Non-Mandated Buildings Based on LEED Certification
Rating System Achievement Level Percentage Credit Credit Year
LEED NC or CS Silver 25% 5
LEED NC or CS Gold 50% 5
LEED NC or CS Platinum 75% 5
LEED - EBOM Silver 10% 3
LEED - EBOM Gold 25% 3
LEED - EBOM Platinum 50% 3

 

Download the application for the tax credit from the Division of Treasury website (PDF, 85KB)