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PGW - Residential and Commercial Construction Incentives Program

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Date Last Updated12/24/2012
Incentive TypeRebate
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficePhiladelphia Gas Works (PGW)
Incentive Initiation Date12/1/2012
Incentive Size and Funding SourcePhiladelphia Gas Works offers two different incentives to residential and commercial construction projects that install measures to reduce gas consumption. Eligible residential developers and builders can receive a flat rebate of $750 per unit. Based upon the level of gas savings beyond code, commercial builders and developers can receive an incentive of:
  • >10% to <20% more efficient than code = $13 Per First Year MMbtu Saved.
  • >20% to <30% more efficient than code = $24 Per First Year MMbtu Saved.
  • >30% more efficient than code = $40 Per First Year MMbtu Saved.
Commercial incentives are capped at $60,000 per project. Projects may use a variety of equipment and measures to achieve gas savings, including heat recovery.
Eligible RecipientAll homeowners with homes built in Philadelphia with gas heating and efficiency measures purchased after September 1, 2012, can apply for a rebate.

Commercial and industrial businesses, including multi-family buildings, becoming firm PGW customers and built in Philadelphia with single-fuel heating are eligible.
Eligible FuelNatural Gas
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaAny measures that help the facility conserve energy can contribute to the projected savings. All measures must be purchased after September 1, 2012.
UtilityPhiladelphia Gas Works
Other Incentive DetailsNew construction participants are defined as a new building, or space within a new building, where a licensed professional architect or engineer is preparing and certifying building plans. Projects that are also considered a major renovation will be considered under this application. Major renovation projects are those where at least two building systems are being replaced or redesigned.
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