Standard rebate equipment specification requirements

See the equipment specification requirements for SRP's Standard Business Solutions program.

Lighting

  • Equipment must be new and installed in a manner that meets or exceeds code regulations
  • Incandescent, halogen, T8 or T5 fluorescent, and screw-in lamps* are NOT eligible for rebates.
  • (New) Retrofit lighting projects are limited to one-to-one fixture retrofits
  • Metal halide, mercury vapor, and high pressure sodium HID fixtures and lamps are NOT eligible for rebate.
  • LED fixtures and lamps (except exit signs) must be UL-rated, and on one of the following qualified product listings at time of application approval: ENERGY STAR, the Design Lights Consortium (DLC), or Lighting Design Labs (LDL).
  • Eligibility of Linear LED Tubes: UL Type A – Linear LED tubes (AKA "Plug & Play" tubes) that operate off of existing lamp holders and ballasts — Lamps of this type are eligible for rebate only when a new, compatible electronic ballast is installed as part of the fixture retrofit.
  • UL Type B – Internal Driver/Line Voltage Lamp-Style Retrofit Kits: Linear LED tubes, with an internal driver, that operate off of existing lamp holders but require existing ballasts be bypassed to deliver a line voltage directly to the LED tube — Lamps of this type are NOT eligible for rebate. UL Type C – External Driver Lamp-Style Retrofit Kits: Linear LED tubes that operate off of existing lamp holders but require existing ballasts be replaced with an external LED driver which receives line voltage and then delivers low voltage to the existing lamp holders and LED tube — Lamps of this type, when accompanied by the installation of a new, external LED driver, are eligible for rebate.
  • Retrofits involving de-lamping within a fixture are eligible; provided that tombstones are removed from the de-lamped spaces AND that the fixture is upgraded to new qualifying lamps and ballast/driver.
  • Projects that involve solely the decommissioning or removal of existing light fixtures in an interior space (without an accompanying retrofit of fixtures in the same space) are ineligible for rebate.
  • In order to be eligible for rebate, the lighting project must result in a verifiable demand reduction as calculated by the Lighting Application.

*Updated Oct. 7, 2016.

  • Equipment must be new and installed in a manner that meets or exceeds code regulations
  • Incandescent, halogen, T8 or T5 fluorescent, and screw-in lamps* are NOT eligible for rebates.
  • Metal halide, mercury vapor, and high pressure sodium HID fixtures and lamps are NOT eligible for rebate.
  • LED fixtures and lamps (except exit signs) must be UL-rated, and on one of the following qualified product listings at time of application approval: ENERGY STAR, the Design Lights Consortium (DLC), or Lighting Design Labs (LDL).
  • In order to be eligible for rebate, the lighting project must produce a 10% or greater installed demand reduction from ASHRAE 90.1-2010 lighting power density specifications by building type, as calculated by the Standard Business Solutions Lighting Application. Additional information on rebate calculations can be found in the SBS Program Manual.

*Updated Oct. 7, 2016.

  • Exterior lighting controls are NOT eligible for rebate.
  • Prescriptive rebates are available for three types of lighting controls:
  • Occupancy sensors – must be passive infrared, ultrasonic, microphonic, or dual technology.
  • Daylighting controls – must control interior fixtures with Continuous, Stepped, or Bi-level ballast or automated control that dims fixture by 50% or more in response to exterior ambient light.
  • Advanced Daylighting Controls – must incorporate both occupancy and daylighting controls (as described above) operating as part of the same control sequence in the same interior space.
  • Daylighting and Advanced Daylighting Controls are eligible for rebates only when installed within daylighting zones.
  • Only lighting controls installed as part of an interior retrofit lighting project, where not required by ASHRAE 90.1-2010, are eligible.
  • Lighting controls in new construction projects are NOT eligible for rebate.
  • Control equipment must be new and installed in a manner that meets or exceeds code regulations and manufacturer's specifications.
  • Sensors may be wall, fixture, or ceiling-mounted.

 

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HVAC

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Air-Cooled Unitary Air Conditioners (AC) and Heat Pumps (HP):
    1. Window, room air conditioners, multi-split, and air-rotation systems are NOT eligible.
    2. Rebates will be paid on a tiered efficiency structure according to the AHRI size and efficiency of the equipment.
    3. Rebates will be paid for highest efficiency tier for which the unit qualifies.
    4. Air Conditioners must be air-cooled and meet the efficiencies listed in Table 1 (refer to application).
    5. Heat pumps must meet the requirements and efficiencies listed in Table 2 (refer to application).
    6. Equipment must use a minimum ozone-depleting refrigerant.
  2. Water-Cooled Unitary Air Conditioners (AC) and Heat Pumps (HP):
    1. Must be a water or evaporative cooled air conditioner or a water-source heat pump.
    2. Must be rated at AHRI Standard Rating Conditions.
    3. Must meet or exceed the requirements and efficiencies listed in Table 3 (refer to application).
    4. Equipment must use a minimum ozone-depleting refrigerant.
  1. This rebate is for fan and pump applications on HVAC distribution systems and domestic hot water (DHW) pumps.
  2. Retrofit - For HVAC installations where a variable load is present, any throttling or mechanical bypass devices (such as inlet vanes), bypass dampers, three-way valves or throttling valves must be removed or permanently disabled to qualify for HVAC fan and pump VFD rebates. Savings will only be realized where a variable load is present. Rebates are not available for retrofits of existing VFDs, unless existing VFD has been non-functional for more than 2 years.
  3. New construction - Rebates are not available where VFDs are required by ASHRAE 90.1-2010, which requires a VFD on Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems ≥ 5 horsepower, pumps > 5 horsepower (where a variable flow system is required), and unitary HVAC units 10 tons and larger.
  4. Rebates are not available when rebates are also paid on the same motor for unitary HVAC equipment or CO sensors.
  5. The maximum fan or pump size is 100 HP. Larger units may be eligible under the custom program.
  1. This rebate is for VFDs on pool pumps.
  2. Rebates are not available for retrofits of existing variable speed pool pumps, unless the existing variable speed pool pump has been non-functional for more than 2 years.
  3. Rebates are not available where variable speed pool pump settings do not meet local commercial code requirements.
  4. Variable loading must be utilized at least 8 hours per day at lower speeds.
  5. The maximum pump size is 25 HP. Larger units may be eligible under the custom program.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Controllers must be demand limiting capable and must provide variable fan and compressor speed control, demand control ventilation, and outside air economizer control.
  3. Retrofit - Rebates are not available where existing control such as VFDs and economizers are present. Controls must be installed on existing packaged rooftop units serving constant volume (CV) HVAC systems. Existing rooftop units must be air-cooled and utilize direct-expansion (DX) cooling technology.
  1. 100% OA units are NOT eligible.
  2. Must be capable of modulating 95% open.
  3. Retrofits and replacements of existing HVAC units are eligible. Replacements of existing economizers are NOT eligible for rebates, unless existing economizer has been non-functional for more than 2 years.
  4. New construction - Rebates are not available where economizers are required by ASHRAE 90.1-2010, which requires economizers on units 5 tons and larger unless specific efficiencies are met. For chiller systems, a water-side economizer must be included for air-side economizers to be eligible for rebates. Rebates are not simultaneously available for the water-side economizer and air-side economizer.
  5. For new construction projects, air conditioner unit efficiency must meet or exceed the requirements and efficiencies listed in Table 8 (refer to application).
  6. For new construction projects, heat pump unit efficiency must meet or exceed the requirements and efficiencies listed in Table 9 (refer to application).
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Must meet or exceed the minimum efficiency requirement of 2.35 EF.
  3. Must replace existing electric hot-water heater.
  1. Back-up service units are NOT eligible.
  2. Must meet or exceed the minimum AHRI Standard 550/590 IPLV efficiency requirements shown in Table 5 (refer to application).
  3. If the unit has a Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) installed, this must be reflected in the chiller IPLV rating.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Rebates are available for existing buildings that currently have no digital automated HVAC controls or outdated pneumatic controls with inoperable time controls.
  3. Total conditioned spaces controlled by the EMS up to 100,000 Sq.Ft. may be applied to the Standard program. Rebates for total conditioned spaces controlled by the EMS greater than 100,000 Sq.Ft. may be eligible under the Custom program.
  4. The EMS must be new and include:
    • Central time control.
    • Graphic operator interface.
    • Minimum setback of 8 degrees in both heating and cooling mode.
    • Minimum setback period of 2,200 hours per year.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Non-programmable thermostats, 5-2, or 5-1-1 day thermostats are NOT eligible. Must replace non-programmable.
  3. Must have a 7 day scheduling capability with unoccupied periods and temperature setbacks being utilized.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Non-programmable thermostats, 5-2, or 5-1-1 day thermostats are NOT eligible. Must replace non-programmable.
  3. Must have automatic adaptive scheduling and temperature setback capabilities based on local demand, occupancy, and temperature.
  4. Must be wifi-enabled.
  1. Installations on non-standalone units are NOT eligible.
  2. System components must meet or exceed minimum efficiencies required by ASHRAE 90.1-2010.
  1. All ECM's up to 1 HP in size may qualify for an incentive.
  2. Rebates are not available for ECM's when rebates are also paid for Unitary HVAC Equipment.
  1. Variable refrigerant air conditioner or heat pump systems must be rated at ANSI/AHRI 1230-2010 standard performance conditions. Units not rated under ANSI/AHRI 1230 may qualify under the SRP Business Solutions Custom program, which requires preapproval.
  2. Must meet or exceed 2016 CEE Tier 1 cooling and heating efficiency shown in Table 10 (refer to application).
  1. Retrofit - Rebates are NOT eligible for the replacement of existing CO2 sensors.
  2. New construction - Rebates are not available where carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors are required by ASHRAE 90.1-2010, which requires DCV for spaces larger than 500 square feet systems with an economizer, automatic modulating outdoor air damper, or outdoor airflow greater than 3000 CFM serving areas with an average design occupancy density exceeding 40 people per 1000 square feet.
  3. Must be used to automatically control the outside airflow and be installed in systems that utilize control-operated outside air dampers
  1. Units must have AHRI efficiencies that meet or exceed the minimum requirements shown in Table 4 (refer to application).
  1. Rebates are not available when rebates are also paid for VFDs on the same motors.
  2. Rebates are not available for the replacement of existing CO sensors.
  3. Must automatically control the fan motor speed using a VFD or on/off control.
  4. Must remain in compliance with all applicable codes. "
  5. New construction - Rebates are not available where Carbon Monoxide (CO) sensors are required by ASHRAE 90.1- 2010, which requires sensors on all enclosed parking garage exhaust fans. "
  1. Rebates are only available for hotel/motel guestroom installations.
  2. Controls from a front desk are NOT eligible.
  3. Retrofits of existing hotel room occupancy control systems are NOT eligible.
  4. Must sense the occupant heat, motion, or door-key activation and adjust the HVAC set-points used.
  5. Multi-room suites count as 1 hotel room.
  6. A minimum setback temperature of 6 degrees must be used.

 

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Compressed air

  1. Be an oil-injected screw unit ≤ 75 HP.
  1. Total tank receiver capacity after the addition must be > 2 gallons per SCFM of active compressor capacity.
  1. Must be designed to function without the release of compressed air into the atmosphere.
  1. Have a rated dryer capacity ≤ 1000 SCFM.
  2. Operate exclusively in cycling mode and not be equipped with the ability to select between cycling and non-cycling mode.
  3. Cycle completely off during periods of reduced demand.
  4. A zero loss drain must accompany the cycling dryer.
  1. Desiccant dryers must be equipped with dew point sensors and controls to regulate the regeneration cycle.
  2. Compressed air dryer must have minimum runtime of 6,000 hours.
  3. Have a rated dryer capacity ≤ 1,000 SCFM.
  1. Must be installed on an operating compressor ≥ 25 HP.
  2. Have a pressure loss at rated flow ≤ 1 psi when new and ≤3 psi at element change.
  3. Have particulate filtration that is 100% at ≥ 3.0 microns and at least 99.98% at 0.1 to 3.0 microns.
  4. Be rated for ≤ 5 ppm liquid carryover.
  5. Be a deep-bed "mist eliminator" style with element life ≥ 5 years.
  6. Have a rated capacity ≤ 1000 SCFM.

 

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Refrigeration

  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible on main walk-in cooler and freezer doors.
  2. Must firmly close door when door is within 1" of full closure.
  3. Auto closers for reach-in refrigerator doors must be applied to a door with a minimum perimeter of 16'.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Gaskets that received rebates from SRP are NOT eligible for rebates for 3 years from the date of installation without SRP's prior written approval.
  1. New Construction installations are NOT eligible on walk-in evaporators.
  2. Rebates are not available for ECM's when rebates are also paid for High Efficiency Cases.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Compressors will be eligible if they meet or exceed the COP shown in Table 6 (refer to application).
  3. Rebates for walk-ins are only available for those with dedicated compressors. Rebates for all reach-ins are only available for self-contained refrigeration systems.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Replacements of worn or existing curtains are NOT eligible.
  3. Must be installed on doorways of walk-in refrigerators or doorways in refrigerated warehouses.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible on main walk-in cooler and freezer doors.
  2. Must sense humidity or condensation and adjust heater accordingly.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Only discus or disc-valve compressors are eligible.
  1. Must have a VFD controlled fan (separate rebate allowed).
  2. Must have a design temperature differential (TD) ≤ 18 ºF.
  3. Must have an EER of 240 or greater.
  4. Condenser must have floating head pressure control (no separate rebate allowed).
  1. Fans with cycling controls are NOT eligible for this rebate.
  2. Equipment must reduce fan speed based on immediate needs of the system.
  3. Must not be replacing existing VFDs.
  4. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  1. Rebates are only eligible for evaporative condensers and active compressor capacity.
  2. Condenser system must have a VFD controlled fan (separate rebate allowed) or staged fan required.
  1. Rebates are not available for ECMs when rebates are paid for high-efficiency open display cases.
  2. Retrofits of existing display cases are eligible under the individual lighting and ECM measures.
  3. Open cases must have electronic ballasts (or better). All cases must have electronically commutated motors (ECMs) and be free standing.
  4. Rebates are not available for High Efficiency Cases when rebates are also paid for ECM's.
  5. Rebates are not available under the Standard Non-Lighting program for High Efficiency Reach-In Cooler or Freezer Cases. For high efficiency reach-in cooler and freezer case rebates, rebates are available under the Custom program.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Seals requiring blowers are NOT eligible.
  3. Equipment must create seal between building and truck during loading.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible if installed on coolers/freezers ≤ 3,000 Sq.Ft.
  2. Bi-fold doors must open or close in 1.5 seconds or less.
  3. Roll-up doors must open or close in 4 seconds or less.
  1. Controls must turn off the refrigeration system and lighting when the area is unoccupied for 15 minutes or more.
  2. Beverage machine and reach-in cooler controls may be set to cycle refrigeration every 2 hours to maintain product temperature.

 

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Data centers

  1. Must exceed SCOP efficiency requirements listed in Table 7 (refer to application) for each tier in order to qualify for each respective tier rebate. SCOP efficiency ratings must be evaluate according ASHRAE Std 127-2010.
  2. Rebates are issued per ton of rated Sensible Cooling Capacity (not total or nominal).
  3. Backup units or redundant units are NOT eligible. The following are required items that must be submitted along with the completed non-lighting application:
  1. EC Fan motor must be installed on computer room air conditioner (CRAC) or computer room air handler (CRAH) units.
  2. Backup service units are NOT eligible for rebates.
  1. Rebates are only available for desktop computer installations.
  2. Must automatically reduce power settings at a network server for each computer and monitor inactivity.
  3. Must have energy reporting capability and manage power for each individual computer.
  4. Software license must be in effect for 6 years.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible. Installations must replace less efficient existing servers.
  2. Servers must be Energy Star certified or other similarly rated servers that meet the same minimum high-efficiency requirements.
  3. Servers being removed as part of the High Efficiency Server rebate are NOT eligible for any other SRP Business Solutions program rebates.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Only removed servers are eligible for the incentive.
  3. Current servers being virtualized must be removed from service.
  4. Servers being removed as part of the Server Virtualization rebate are NOT eligible for any other SRP Business Solutions program rebates.

 

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Envelope

  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Must have a maximum Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.35 (Evaluated at 1/4" Clear Single Glazing).
  3. Film must be NFRC Certified.
  4. Must not have a northern exposure (+/-45° due North) with final qualification at SRP's discretion.
  5. Must be installed in air conditioned space. 5. Windows must not have any previous shading.
  1. New construction installations are NOT eligible.
  2. Must have a maximum Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25 (Evaluated at 1/4" Clear Single Glazing).
  3. Must not have a northern exposure (+/-45° due North) with final qualification at SRP's discretion.
  4. Must be installed in air conditioned space. 5. Windows must not have any previous shading.

 

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