A plentiful supply of natural gas is driving down prices and providing building owners with an opportunity to lower their costs, increase the value of their properties, and help the environment.
With Con Edison’s help, owners of buildings that already use natural gas can also save money. They can take advantage of our rebates, incentives and technical expertise to help them replace their old equipment with new, more energy-efficient equipment.
If your commercial or industrial property uses natural gas and you are ready to transform it into a high-performance building, you should contact the Con Edison Green Team for help through our Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Program.
Commercial and industrial “firm gas” customers who pay the System Benefits Charge on their utility bill are eligible for the program. Customers who are undergoing an oil-to-gas conversion and who have already signed a gas agreement with Con Edison may also be eligible for incentives.
Which energy-saving measures would be right for your building? One way to find out it is to commission a study to evaluate your property’s energy use and learn how it could improve. If you commission an American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level 3 energy audit through the C&I Energy Efficiency Program, you can save up to 50 percent of the study cost (up to $50,000 for natural gas customers or $67,000 for electric and natural gas customers).
If you are planning to replace equipment or undertake projects that will increase your building’s energy performance, Con Edison’s C&I Equipment Rebate and Custom Programs can help. You could save significantly on high-efficiency natural gas equipment such as furnaces, hot water and hot steam boilers, infrared heaters, heat exchangers, gas heating and hot water controls, process heating, heating system maintenance, combustion tune-ups, and pipe insulation through the C&I Equipment Rebate Program.
Heating systems are a particularly major financial investment and the Equipment Rebate Program protects that investment. The program offers up to $400 for maintenance and tune-ups, up to $15,000 for the installation of a high-efficiency boiler, up to 70 percent of the cost for pipe insulation, up to 50 percent of the cost for control/automation systems, and other incentives.
If you have an innovative idea for an energy-saving project not included in the Equipment Rebate Program, your project may qualify for incentives under the Custom Program. Controls, for example, can optimize building performance and help you run an intelligent facility that responds to your needs. The Custom Program offers incentives of $2 per therm based on the first year’s estimate savings for custom controls projects.
Natural gas customers also have access to Con Edison's Market Partners, a network of experienced energy experts who can help identify and implement energy-efficiency solutions. Nearly 600 pre-approved and specially trained energy-efficiency contractors, distributors and other energy professionals participate in the Con Edison C&I Market Partner network.
Projects must be located in the Con Edison service territory, and must not have received an incentive from any other source.
Contact the C&I Energy Efficiency Program to assist with your energy-efficiency needs. For more information, visit conEd.com/energysavings
or call 1-877-797-6347. Join the discussion on LinkedIn (Con-Edison-Commercial-Industrial), Facebook (ConEd Green Team C&I), Twitter (ConEd Green Team C&I) and YouTube (ConEd Green Team C&I).
The Con Edison Green Team has energy-efficiency programs for almost everyone. To find out which program is right for you, call 1-877-860-6118 or visit www.conEd.com/greenteam