Commercial Lighting Rebates - HELP

High Efficiency Lighting Program

CMLP's High Efficiency Lighting Program (HELP) provides up to $50,000 in rebates to help you manage your operating costs and add value to your business by upgrading to more energy efficient indoor and / or outdoor lighting & controls.  Find out more here:

Existing Buildings - Lighting-only Retrofits
How to Participate - Lighting-only Retrofits
New Construction / Major Renovation
How to Participate - New Construction / Major Renovation


Existing Buildings - Lighting-only Retrofits

We provide:

Financial Incentives

Rebate of up to 50% of lighting upgrade cost or up to $1,000 per kilowatt (kW) of reduced demand, whichever is less, up to a maximum of $50,000 per customer during any 3 year period.  Rebates, on average, cover about 30% of businesses' lighting upgrade project costs.  Indoor and outdoor lighting and controls are eligible.

Turnkey Service Option

To simplify your lighting upgrade, CMLP offers a turnkey service to businesses that wish to use it.  Here's how it works:

CMLP has pre-qualified the two lighting contractors below who can provide you with lighting assessment and installation services, if you wish.  At no cost, CMLP's pre-qualified lighting contractors are available to:

•Assess your existing lighting
•Prepare customized specifications for high efficiency lighting and controls
•Prepare an installation price quote and electricity cost savings estimate

If you decide to move forward with the lighting upgrade, the contractor will:

•Complete the rebate application for you
•Install high efficiency lighting / controls at the price quoted

Pre-Qualified Commercial Lighting Contractors

Dennis Dietrich
Charlie Ehl
AECOM
Guardian Energy Management Solutions
Long Wharf
420 Northboro Road Central
Boston, MA 02110
Marlborough, MA 01752
Office: 617-994-6202
Direct: 781-640-9017
dennis.dietrich@aecom.com
cehl@Guardian-Energy.com

CMLP disclaims any and all liability in connection with the customer's decision to retain any vendor appearing on this list.

Flexibility

Use of CMLP's pre-qualified contractors is not required to receive a rebate.  If you prefer, you may use your own lighting contractor for the assessment, quote and installation.

Recognition

CMLP wants the community to know that you are an energy efficiency role model.  Each year, CMLP will recognize High Efficiency Lighting Program participants in a full page ad in the Concord Journal.  CMLP will provide you with a plaque indicating that you are a High Efficiency Lighting Program participant.

For additional information or questions contact Pamela Cady, Energy Specialist, at 978-318-3149 or by email.


How to Participate - Lighting-only Retrofit

Step 1: Lighting Assessment

•CMLP's pre-qualified lighting contractors at no cost to you
            or
•Your own lighting contractor or electrician

All equipment and installations must comply with CMLP's lighting program technology requirements (included in rebate application, below).

Step 2: Rebate Application

Request a rebate from CMLP for your lighting upgrade by submitting a Rebate Application (Excel) and signed Rebate Terms and Conditions (see 4th tab from the end in the rebate application) to CMLP.  The application is generally filled out by the installer.  Rebate funding will not be provided without CMLP approval of application prior to installation.  Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis while funds last.

Step 3: Pre-Installation Inspection

CMLP's Electrician will verify the existing lighting / controls at your facility.

Step 4: Installation

Have your new lighting / controls installed.

Step 5: Post-Installation Inspection

CMLP's Electrician will verify the new lighting / controls installed at your facility.

Step 6: Submit Completion Paperwork

Submit all completed paperwork to CMLP for payment of rebate:

•The signed Acknowledgement (pdf) indicating that the work was completed to your satisfaction
•Invoices or receipts for lighting installation products and services
•The completed Lighting Waste Disposal Form (pdf)

Step 7: Receive Your Rebate

The rebate can also be directed to your contractor to help you with cash flow.

For any additional information or for questions contact Pamela Cady, Energy Specialist at CMLP at 978-318-3149 or by email.

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New Construction / Major Renovation

CMLP's High Efficiency Lighting Program for new construction and major renovations provides up to $50,000 in rebates to help you manage your operating costs and add value to your business by installing more energy efficient indoor & outdoor lighting.

Eligibility

All projects that qualify under this program must:

•Be a code-dependent new construction project or extensive / substantial renovation project that installs new lighting throughout the building or renovated space;
•Maintain lighting levels in accordance with the recommendation of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America's 10th Edition Handbook or supporting Design Guides;
•Provide high quality lighting achieving appropriate levels of glare control, color rendering, lighting uniformity, and other lighting quality parameters.

CMLP Provides:

Financial Incentives

Rebate of up to $1,000 per kW of demand reduced by lowering the Lighting Power Density (LPD) in watts per square foot from the baseline lighting design that complies with the Interior Power Lighting Allowance in the Energy Code that applies to your building type and size in Concord.  The maximum rebate is $50,000 per customer during any 3 year period.

Recognition

CMLP wants the community to know that you are an energy efficiency role model.  Each year, CMLP will recognize High Efficiency Lighting Program participants in a full page ad in the Concord Journal.  CMLP will provide you with a plaque indicating that you are a High Efficiency Lighting Program participant.


How to Participate - New Construction / Major Renovation

Step 1: Lighting Design

Have an architect or lighting contractor prepare an energy efficient lighting design for your new space.  All equipment and installations must comply with CMLP's Lighting Program Technology Requirements (pdf).

Step 2: Select Calculation Method

Select the building area method or the space-by-space method to determine the code-mandated interior power lighting allowance. Each method can be used for projects involving the entire building, or projects involving a single independent and separate occupancy in a multi-occupancy building. All lighting in the building or separate occupancy must be included in the calculations.

Both the Stretch Code adopted by the Town of Concord and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2012) allow additional wattage for certain spaces when using the Space-by-Space method. Therefore, using the Space-by-Space method could increase your rebate. The relevant Energy Code for your building depends on the building type and size. The tables displaying Interior Power Lighting Allowances for the Building Area Method and for the Space-by-Space Method have been excerpted from the relevant codes and are available at the links below.

Interior Power Lighting Allowances

Note: (*) Indicate on your rebate application which option you have chosen to comply with, and submit official documentation of your choice with your application.

Size / Type
Building Area Method
Space-by-Space Method
Buildings under 5,000 ft2


IECC 2012 Table C405.5.2 (1)


IECC 2012 Table C405.5.2 (2)
Buildings 5,000 - 40,000 ft2 that are supermarkets, warehouses, laboratories or specialized use buildings excepted through appeal to BBRS.
Buildings over 40,000 ft2 that are supermarkets, warehouses or laboratories and additions to such buildings greater than or equal to 30% of existing conditioned floor area.
Stretch Energy Code Table 505.5.2: Interior Power Lighting Allowances
or
Table 507.2.2: Reduced Interior Power Allowances (*)


Stretch Energy Code Table 505.5.2
Other Buildings 5,000 - 100,000 ft2

Stretch Energy Code Table 505.5.2

Stretch Energy Code Table 505.5.2
Buildings over 100,000 ft2

Step 3: Rebate Application

Request a rebate from CMLP for your lighting upgrade by submitting a Rebate Application(Excel) and signed Rebate Terms and Conditions (included in application) to CMLP. Rebate funding will not be provided without CMLP approval of application prior to installation.

If you use one of CMLP's pre-qualified contractors assess your lighting, they will complete the rebate application for you, if you would like. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis while funds last.

Step 4: Installation

Have your new lighting / controls installed.

Step 5: Post-Installation Inspection

CMLP may choose to verify the new lighting / controls installed at your facility.

Step 6: Submit Completion Paperwork

Submit all completed paperwork to CMLP for payment of rebate:

•The signed Acknowledgement (pdf) indicating that the work was completed to your satisfaction
• Invoices or receipts for lighting installation products and services

Step 7: Receive Your Rebate

The rebate can also be directed to your contractor to help you with cash flow.

For any additional information or for questions contact Pamela Cady, Energy Specialist at CMLP at 978-318-3149 or by email.