City of Cincinnati - Residential Rebate Program

December 08, 2020


 The City of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance have partnered to provide rebate incentives for homeowners in Cincinnati. To qualify for rebates, homeowners must receive a Home Performance with Energy Star energy assessment, which is provided at a discount price through Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.  Total project must be a minimum of $1,000 to be eligible for rebates, and the maximum incentive that can be claimed through this program is $1,500. Homeowners can apply for rebates up to 50% on upgrades such as:

  • Envelope air sealing:  $500
  • Insulation: $500
  • Duct Sealing:  $250
  • HVAC: $500
  • Water heaters:  $250
  • Appliances: $250
  • Windows and Doors:  $250
  • Lighting: $250
  • Health & Safety: $250

For more information, see the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance web site. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance also offers a loan program for homeowners who purchase energy efficient equipment. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Insulation
Incentive Amount: Rebates up to %50 for improvements
Maximum Incentive: $1,500
Installation Requirements: Must receive Home Energy Assessment and all projects must be conducted by participating contractors.


This program has 4 incentives
Technologies: Lighting
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 250.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Duct/Air sealing
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 250.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Insulation
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 500.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Air conditioners
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 500.00 $/Unit


Name: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
Organization: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
Address: 200 W 4th St, Suite 600
Cincinnati OH 45202
Phone: (513) 621-4232

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.