New Jersey SmartStart Buildings is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. New Jersey SmartStart Buildings receives its funding through New Jersey's Societal Benefits Charge (SBC). The incentive offering is comprised of a combination of prescriptive equipment rebates and incentives for custom improvements that provide energy savings.
The incentives provided through this program are available to non-residential retail electric and/or gas service customers of the participating New Jersey utilities: Atlantic City Electric, FirstEnergy/Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, Public Service Electric and Gas, Rockland Electric Company, and South Jersey Gas.
Projects located in areas where electricity is provided by a municipal utility are eligible for only those portions of the program that address the energy efficiency of natural gas equipment if it is provided by a participating gas utility.
Energy efficient measures must be installed in buildings located within a New Jersey Utilities’ service territory and designated on the customer’s application. The customer must ultimately own the equipment, through an up-front purchase. Equipment procured by the customer via another program offered by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program or the New Jersey Utilities, as applicable, are not eligible for incentives through this program. Customers who have not contributed to the SBC of the applicable New Jersey Utility are not eligible for incentives offered from the program.
New Jersey SmartStart Buildings® is a statewide energy efficiency program available to qualified commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, or agricultural customers planning to construct, expand, renovate, remodel a facility. Incentives are available for New Construction prescriptive measures
|Incentive Type:||Rebate Program|
|Administrator:||New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Incentive Amount:||Varies widely by equipment type, size and efficiency.|
Incentives are available up to $500,000 per electric account and $500,000 per natural gas account per fiscal year.
A customer is defined as a utility account. If an entity brings more than one project through
NJCEP in any given FY,
it will be held to an Entity Cap of $4,000,000 (Entity Cap) for that FY.
All projects are subject to an incentive cap equal to the applicant’s cost for the project (material and labor).
Custom Measures: limited to lesser of $0.16/kWh or $1.60/therm saved annually or ; 50% of incremental project total costs; or buy-down to a 1-year payback period based on incremental project cost and energy savings
|Equipment Requirements:||Vary by measure, most measures must follow the ASHRAE 90.1-2016 energy code.|
|Name:||New Jersey Clean Energy Program - Commercial & Industrial Program Manager|
|Organization:||c/o TRC Energy Services|
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.
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