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FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison) - LEED for New Construction Program

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated11/30/2012
Incentive TypeRebate
State/FederalMD
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeFirstEnergy (Potomac Edison)
Incentive Initiation Date5/1/2012
Incentive Expiration Date12/31/2014
Incentive Size and Funding SourceFirstEnergy offers incentives for construction that implements a range of energy efficient techniques in construction and operation. Incentives up to $5,000 are available to offset the cost of LEED certification, while up to $15,000 is available for projects based upon projected kWh saved. For design and construction review the incentive amount is equal to 50% of the total LEED certification fees. The general incentive is equal to $0.05 per kWh of projected savings. Incentives are based on kWh saved, regardless of what lighting products or technologies are used, but note that equipment must be code compliant.
Eligible RecipientCommercial, industrial and governmental customers of Potomac Edison in the state of Maryland are eligible to receive incentives.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaIncentives are only available to customers submitting new construction or major renovation projects for LEED-Certification. Major renovation projects include certified building plans for change of use and reconstruction of an existing building or vacant building. The facility must achieve LEED 2009 certification (certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum). The project must achieve minimum 7 EAc1 points for new buildings in the LEED NC 2009 rating system. The project must also demonstrate that the design exceeds Maryland commercial building energy code (2012 IECC, which follows ASHRAE 90.1 2010 standard) by 24% in energy cost savings.
Application Form(s)Application Form (PDF) (6 pp, 835K)
Other Incentive DetailsAll New Construction Incentive requests are subject to review and approval by the program staff. A formal pre-approval letter from the program must be received prior to receiving LEED certification.
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