Gainesville Regional Utilities - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 06, 2015


Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for ductwork, insulation, air conditioning systems, natural gas heating systems, refrigerator recycling and custom measures. Rental property owners also qualify for a number of rebates offered through this program that would otherwise apply specifically to residential customers. All equipment must meet the equipment requirements specified on the program web site. View the program web site for more information on how to apply and receive rebates. Contact GRU for more details on this offering.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Gainesville Regional Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Central Air Conditioner: $550
Natural Gas Central Heat (Rental Properties): $300
Natural Gas Water Heater (Rental Properties): $250 - $350
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200
Duct Leak Repair: 50% of cost up to $375
Added Insulation: $0.125/sq ft up to $375
Window Replacement: $1.25/sq ft up to $300
Window Tint: $1/sq ft up to $100
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Pool Pump: $250
Natural Gas Cooking Range: $75
Natural Gas Clothes Dryer: $75
Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: Greater of $400/kW or $0.08/kWh
Smart Vendor: Free
Maximum Incentive: Duct Leak Repair: up to $375
Energy Star Home Performance: $775 - $1,400
Custom: $100,000 or 50% of project cost
Equipment Requirements: Central Air Conditioners: SEER 15 or greater, HSPF 8.2 or greater
Central Air Conditioners: Must be 5 tons or smaller systems and ENERGY STAR qualified.
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0 or better
Insulation: R-19 in the attic or R-11 under raised flooring
Windows: Energy Star, U-Factor .60 or less, SHGC .27 or less
Window Tint: Shading Coefficient of .5 or less
Installation Requirements: All work must be done by a Florida state licensed Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (HARV) or mechanical contractor that is a GRU partnering Contractor.


Name: Information - Energy and Business Service
Organization: Gainesville Regional Utilities
Address: PO Box 147117
Gainesville FL 32614
Phone: (352) 393-1460

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.