Efficiency Maine Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Program

May 18, 2023


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

  • Businesses, for profit or nonprofit;
  • Municipalities;
  • Schools and higher education facilities;
  • Manufacturing and other industrial facilities;
  • Other non-residential facilities; and
  • Multifamily buildings with five or more units.

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: Heat Pump Mini-Splits (Air-to-Air): $500 – $1,250
Small Business Heat Pump Retrofit: $1,600 per single-zone unit, 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: $430 - $480 Vertical Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps: $700 - $1,000
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems: Varies
Water Source Heat Pumps: $100 per ton for ducted units with a capacity less than 135,000 Btu/h
Demand Control Ventilation: Varies
ECM Circulator Pumps: Varies
Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Systems: Varies
Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD) Systems: Varies
Biomass Boilers and Furnaces: Varies
Commercial Boiler Controls and Ancillary Equipment: Varies
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Lighting: Varies
Compressed Air Equipment: Varies
Agricultural Equipment: Varies
Commercial Kitchen Equipment: Varies
Water Heaters: Varies


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.