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Q. What is the TEP New Construction Program?

A. The TEP Commercial New Construction Program (“Program”) provides rebates to TEP’s non-residential customers for the installation of energy-efficiency equipment in new construction. Additionally, rebates available to help offset the costs of designing more energy efficient buildings.

 

Q. Can anyone participate in the Program?

A. No. The program is only available to non-residential customers within the TEP service area.

 

Q. Which energy efficiency measures are covered under the Program?

A. Rebates are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in new construction projects. There are no predetermined types of equipment that need to be included in the project. It is up to the customers to present their case for an energy efficient newly constructed building or energy efficient building design.

 

Q. How do I know if my building or design qualifies for a rebate?

A. Simply fill out an application and worksheet. You will need to compare your building or building design to an industry recognized design standard. This standard design will be referred to as a base case. If your building or design uses less energy than the base case, it is likely that you will qualify.

 

Q. What is the base case design?

A. The base case refers to an industry standard, ASHRAE 90.1 2004, which is commonly used when designing and constructing new buildings. New buildings are required to be built to at least ASHRAE 90.1 2004 standards. Building above this standard typically results in a more energy efficient building.

 

Q. How do I sign up for the program?

A. It's easy! Complete the program application and follow the "How to Apply" steps listed on the application. Applications can be easily completed and downloaded from the tep.com website. Once on the website, click on "Green Energy" and then click on "Business" under the "Commercial Energy Solutions" heading, and finally select "New Construction".

 

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of rebates that I can receive?

A. Yes. The program is designed to pay rebates for projects with a maximum rebate of 50 percent of each incremental measure cost. The maximum rebate amount that a customer can receive in a calendar year for a new building construction project is $75,000 per project and for a design project the limit is $10,000 per design team.

 

Q. I understand that the TEP program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Is there a way that I can reserve funding in advance of the project installation?

A. Yes. In fact, submitting a pre-application is recommended. Simply download an application from the website and check the "Pre-Notification" box on the customer information page. Complete the application and submit it to TEP via email, fax, or postal service. Rebates for approved pre-notification applications will be secured for 120 days.

 

Q. I plan on applying for a rebate for a new building, but the building will not be done for another 3 months. Is there any way that I can receive an extension on my fund reservation over the 120-day period?

A. Probably. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, contact the Commercial Energy Solutions team prior to the expiration of the 120-day reservation.

 

Q. Do I have to pre-notify to receive a rebate?

A. No. Once you have completed construction on your design project you complete, sign, and submit an application (check the box marked Final) with the appropriate documentation. We do suggest that you send in a pre-notification in order to reserve funding for your project. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Q. Can the customer rebate check be assigned to a third party?

A. Yes. A customer can designate on the application who is to receive the rebate check.

 

Q. When will I receive my rebate check?

A. Rebate checks will be issued in approximately 4-6 weeks of receipt of the final application and all necessary documentation.

 

Q. How do I get more information about the program?

A. It’s easy!
Email: commercialenergysolutions@dnvgl.com
Phone: 1-866-324-5506

 

Download New Construction FAQs [MS Word]


Related New Construction Resources

 

U.S. Green Building Council "The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available.

Center for Small Business and the Environment

Department of Energy Building Codes DOE's Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on national model energy codes.

2006 IECC Reference Guide

ASHRAE 90.1, 2004

Q. What is the TEP New Construction Program?

A. The TEP Commercial New Construction Program (“Program”) provides rebates to TEP’s non-residential customers for the installation of energy-efficiency equipment in new construction. Additionally, rebates available to help offset the costs of designing more energy efficient buildings.

 

Q. Can anyone participate in the Program?

A. No. The program is only available to non-residential customers within the TEP service area.

 

Q. Which energy efficiency measures are covered under the Program?

A. Rebates are provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in new construction projects. There are no predetermined types of equipment that need to be included in the project. It is up to the customers to present their case for an energy efficient newly constructed building or energy efficient building design.

 

Q. How do I know if my building or design qualifies for a rebate?

A. Simply fill out an application and worksheet. You will need to compare your building or building design to an industry recognized design standard. This standard design will be referred to as a base case. If your building or design uses less energy than the base case, it is likely that you will qualify.

 

Q. What is the base case design?

A. The base case refers to an industry standard, ASHRAE 90.1 2004, which is commonly used when designing and constructing new buildings. New buildings are required to be built to at least ASHRAE 90.1 2004 standards. Building above this standard typically results in a more energy efficient building.

 

Q. How do I sign up for the program?

A. It's easy! Complete the program application and follow the "How to Apply" steps listed on the application. Applications can be easily completed and downloaded from the tep.com website. Once on the website, click on "Green Energy" and then click on "Business" under the "Commercial Energy Solutions" heading, and finally select "New Construction".

 

Q. Is there a limit to the amount of rebates that I can receive?

A. Yes. The program is designed to pay rebates for projects with a maximum rebate of 50 percent of each incremental measure cost. The maximum rebate amount that a customer can receive in a calendar year for a new building construction project is $75,000 per project and for a design project the limit is $10,000 per design team.

 

Q. I understand that the TEP program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Is there a way that I can reserve funding in advance of the project installation?

A. Yes. In fact, submitting a pre-application is recommended. Simply download an application from the website and check the "Pre-Notification" box on the customer information page. Complete the application and submit it to TEP via email, fax, or postal service. Rebates for approved pre-notification applications will be secured for 120 days.

 

Q. I plan on applying for a rebate for a new building, but the building will not be done for another 3 months. Is there any way that I can receive an extension on my fund reservation over the 120-day period?

A. Probably. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, contact the Commercial Energy Solutions team prior to the expiration of the 120-day reservation.

 

Q. Do I have to pre-notify to receive a rebate?

A. No. Once you have completed construction on your design project you complete, sign, and submit an application (check the box marked Final) with the appropriate documentation. We do suggest that you send in a pre-notification in order to reserve funding for your project. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Q. Can the customer rebate check be assigned to a third party?

A. Yes. A customer can designate on the application who is to receive the rebate check.

 

Q. When will I receive my rebate check?

A. Rebate checks will be issued in approximately 4-6 weeks of receipt of the final application and all necessary documentation.

 

Q. How do I get more information about the program?

A. It’s easy!
Email: commercialenergysolutions@dnvgl.com
Phone: 1-866-324-5506

 

Download New Construction FAQs [MS Word]


Related New Construction Resources

 

U.S. Green Building Council "The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available.

Center for Small Business and the Environment

Department of Energy Building Codes DOE's Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on national model energy codes.

2006 IECC Reference Guide

ASHRAE 90.1, 2004

KEMA Services, Inc. is implementing these Programs on behalf of Tucson Electric Power. The Commercial Energy Solutions Program is paid for by Tucson Electric Power customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

KEMA Services, Inc. is implementing these Programs on behalf of Tucson Electric Power. The Commercial Energy Solutions Program is paid for by Tucson Electric Power customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.