Performance Incentives Details
Multi-family new construction projects can qualify for cash
incentives that will help pay for energy efficient design,
construction and verification. The incentives are awarded after the
building has been inspected and verified by a HERS Rater.
Performance Incentive -
Performance-based cash incentives to offset the costs to
design and construct your building to be at least 15% better than
minimum Title 24 requirements.
incentives include a base incentive of $100 per dwelling unit plus
saved) + ($/therm * therms saved) + ($/kW* kW saved)
that %>T24 values are based on CEC Certified Title 24 software
outputs from your Energy Consultant and can vary substantially
between the start and end of construction.
Verification Incentive –
offset the costs of hiring a HERS (Home Energy Rating Systems)
Rater. A HERS Rater is required to inspect and verify the energy
efficiency measures after installation and to submit a verification
certificate to program implementers.
Incentives are available (paid to developer) at $60 per dwelling
unit for a maximum of $12,000 per project.
Cash incentives are paid to energy consultants to offset
the cost of additional energy performance analysis and
Consultant incentives are available (paid to energy consultant) at
$50 per dwelling unit for a maximum of $10,000 per project.
In order to
qualify for the incentive, the energy consultant will be asked to
update the Title 24 documentation based on the CMFNH plan review and
to reflect as-built conditions.
Please note: The
Title 24 documentation submitted to CMFNH must be created and signed
by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) for 2008 Title 24
Standards (Low-rise: Residential CEPE, High-rise: Nonresidential
Projects that do not include mechanical cooling must have positive
cumulative electric savings and exceed the code by at least 15% with
energy savings from heating and water heating end uses. Applicants
must use HMG's form to accurately calculate compliance to qualify
For details on
the high-rise residential percent-better-than-Title 24 calculation