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Get incentives to build energy efficiency into your next project.

Commercial buildings consume nearly 20% of the nation’s energy and cost businesses more than $190 billion each year.* That’s why, in the United States, nearly half of all new nonresidential construction projects, by value, are energy-efficient, green buildings. Don’t get left behind.

Given the average lifespan, your new building or major renovation will stand for the next 50 to 100 years. That means you have an important opportunity to get it right from the start by surpassing standard practices and exceeding energy code requirements.

Our comprehensive building modeling services, available at no cost to you, can help you start saving on operating costs from day one. PECO incentives cover whole building systems, as well as interior and exterior lighting, for new construction and major renovation projects.

See a complete list of financial incentives available for your business.

Popular Energy-Efficient Solutions

New Construction – Whole Building Systems​

Comprehensive, building-wide measures including automation and remote systems that improve the facility’s overall efficiency.

  • 11%–20% Improvement Over Code
  • 21%–30% Improvement Over Code
  • 31%–40% Improvement Over Code
  • 41%–60% Improvement Over Code
  • > 60% Improvement Over Code

New Construction – Interior Lighting

Construction of a new facility from the ground up or a major renovation with a change of building use.

  • ≥ 10% and < 20% of Code
  • ≥ 20% and < 30% of Code
  • ≥ 30% and < 40% of Code
  • ≥ 40% of Code

 

Four Easy Steps to Get Started

  1. Evaluate ways to save for your business.

    Answer three simple questions, and we’ll provide you with a customized energy report for your business with recommendations on energy-efficient improvements.
  2. Find a contractor to help guide you through the process.

    Use our database to search for a contractor that meets your needs, or use a contractor of your choosing.
  3. Determine project eligibility and application process.

    Review our program guidelines to determine if your project qualifies for the standard or express   application process. If you already started or completed a project in the last 180 days you can still apply. Contact us and we'll help you get started. 
  4. Complete your energy efficiency project and enjoy your savings.

    Submit your final application through our online application center, and we’ll work with you to ensure you receive your savings as soon as possible. Lower energy use, verified annual energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions are just the beginning.

    *energystar.gov/buildings/about-us

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