Commercial Compressed Air Systems Program

February 28, 2023


Efficiency Vermont offers rebates to encourage the installation of efficient compressors. Rebate amounts are dependent upon equipment type. There is no set limit on the amount of rebates that a customer may receive, but projects involving more than 250 individual items subject to a rebate or for new construction cannot use the standard application form and should contact Efficiency Vermont. The current application form is located here.

There are incentives for rotary screw and vane compressors (10-40 HP; 41-100 HP requires prior approval), air receiver tanks for load/no-load screw and vane compressors, cycling refrigerated thermal mass dryers (up to 300 CFM capacity), no-loss drains, and air-entraining air nozzles. 

Customers of the Burlington Electric Department (BED) must return the rebate form to BED directly. Applicants must comply with eligibility requirements, use only the eligible equipment, and follow all terms and conditions.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Efficiency Vermont
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
Incentive Amount: Rotary Screw & Vane Compressors: $150/HP
Air Receiver Tanks: $350-$1,300
Cycling Refrigerated Thermal Mass Dryers: $100-$350
No-Loss Drains: $100
Air-Entraining Air Nozzles: $5
Maximum Incentive: 100% of equipment purchase price
Eligible System Size: Varies by equipment type, see application form for details.
Equipment Requirements: See program application form
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Efficiency Vermont owns all capacity and environmental credits


Name: Efficiency Vermont
Address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor
Winooski VT 05404
Phone: (888) 921-5990

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.