Efficiency Maine Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Program

February 26, 2024


Efficiency Maine's Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Program offers prescriptive incentives for a variety of equipment types as well as custom incentives for new construction and retrofits. Examples of eligible organizations include:

  • Businesses, for-profit or nonprofit;
  • Municipalities;
  • Schools and higher education facilities;
  • Manufacturing and other industrial facilities;
  • Mixed-use buildings (commercial/residential buildings with at least one commercial meter); and
  • Multifamily buildings with three or more units.

Incentives cover the following technologies/upgrades:

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maine
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/ci-prescriptive-incentive-program/
Administrator: Efficiency Maine Trust
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Solutions:

Heat Pump Mini-Splits (Air-to-Air; Retrofit): $1,200 to $2,000
Heat Pump Mini-Splits (Air-to-Air; New Construction): $500 - $1,000

Small Business Heat Pump Retrofit: $1,600 - $2,400 per single-zone unit, up to 3 units

Multifamily Mini-Split Heat Pump (Retrofit): $7.00/sq.ft., up to 3 units
Multifamily Mini-Split Heat Pump (New Construction): $3.25/sq.ft., up to 3 units

Heat Pump Rooftop Units (Retrofit): $3,120 – $15,600
Heat Pump Rooftop Units (New Construction): $720 – $3,600

Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (Retrofit): $430- $480/unit Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (New Construction): $380/unit
Vertical Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (Retrofit): $430 - $480/unit
Vertical Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (New Construction): $380/unit

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems (Retrofit): $10.00/sq.ft. - $15.00/sq.ft.
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems (New Construction): $4.00/sq.ft. - $7.00/sq.ft.

Water Source Heat Pumps: $100 per ton for ducted units with a capacity less than 135,000 Btu/h

Demand Control Ventilation: $500 - $1,000

ECM Circulator Pumps: $75 - $250

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Systems: $1.50/CFM - $2.25/CFM

Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD) Systems: $400 - $2,300

Biomass Boilers and Furnaces: Varies

Commercial Boiler Controls and Ancillary Equipment (Refrofit): Varies

Refigeration Equipment: Varies

Lighting: Varies

Compressed Air Equipment: Varies

Agricultural Equipment: Varies

Water Heaters: Varies

Multifamily Weatherization: 50% of project cost, up to $5,000


Name: Efficiency Maine
Address: 168 Capitol Street
Augusta ME 04330-6262
Phone: (866) 376-2463
Email: efficiencymaine@efficiencymaine.com

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.