North Shore Gas - Commercial & Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program

August 11, 2023


Commercial and industrial customers can get prescriptive rebates when they install qualifying steam traps, pipe, valve and fitting insulation, boiler reset controls, demand-controlled ventilation, commercial kitchen equipment and other energy-saving items. New equipment must be installed and old equipment removed. Only new products that meet the energy efficiency specifications listed on the application qualify. Complete terms and conditions can be found on the application form.

If customers are interested in energy efficiency upgrades not covered by the prescriptive rebate offering, they can apply for custom incentives. Energy advisors and engineers will work with the customer and/or customer's designated equipment vendors to calculate potential energy savings for proposed projects. Financial incentives will be offered for individual projects based on projected energy savings. Customers must be prequalified before equipment is purchased and projects begin.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: North Shore Gas
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Steam Trap Rebates
Steam Trap Testing: Up to $20 per unit
Steam Trap Repair/Replace: $30 - $300
Steam Trap Monitoring System: $50 - $150
Pipe Insulation: $2.50 - $10/linear ft.
Fitting Insulation: $5 - $14/fitting
Valve Insulation: $13 - $28/valve
Tank Insulation: $4.50 - $8/sq. ft.
Steam Trap Jackets: $8/unit

Space Heating
Space Heating Hot Water Boilers: $1.25/MBH Input
Space Heating Steam Boilers: $1.00/ MBH Input
Rebates for pipe insulation, controls, valves, tune-ups, and smart thermostats are available.
See application for greater details on products and rebates.

Hot Water
Natural Gas Water Heaters: $1 - $150/MBH input
On-Demand Circulating Hot Water Pump: $7 - $35/unit

Other Products
Ozone Laundry: $10 - $25/lbs capacity
Modulating Commercial Gas Clothes Dryer Retrofit: $150 - $300/unit
High-Speed Commercial Washers: $2 - $4/lbs capacity
Dock Door Seals: $200/unit

Kitchen and Food Service: varies by product, see application for details
Maximum Incentive: Commercial Prescriptive Incentives: 50% of total project cost; with the exception of steam traps which cannot exceed 100% of total cost.
Commercial Custom Incentives: See program website.
Eligible System Size: View program web site
Equipment Requirements: See program website.


Name: C&I Prescriptive Rebate Program
Address: 5450 N. Cumberland Ave., Ste 125
Chicago IL 60656
Phone: (855) 849-8928

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.