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Eligible Properties and Improvements

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Eligible Properties
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Non-profit, e.g. houses of worship, private schools
  • Multifamily with 5 or more units
Eligible Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • Automated building controls (BMS, EMS)
  • Boilers, chillers and furnaces
  • Building envelope (insulation, glazing, windows, etc.)
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • Hot water heating systems
  • HVAC upgrades
  • New roof (if it will result in energy savings)
  • Variable speed drives on motors, pumps and fans
  • More improvements are eligible. (Contact Scott Dicke at to verify an improvement that is not on the list.)
Eligible Renewable Energy Improvements
  • Solar PV
  • Solar thermal
  • Geothermal systems
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) systems
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydroelectric systems
  • Roof (if used to support a solar PV system)
  • Small wind systems
Eligible Water Efficiency Improvements
  • Irrigation systems
  • Low-flow fixtures (faucets, toilets, etc.)
Other Eligible Expenses
  • Commissioning costs
  • Construction costs related to an eligible improvement
  • Energy audit costs
  • Engineering and design expenses
  • Measurement & verification costs
  • Permit fees
  • Renewable energy feasibility study costs

This list is not all-inclusive and is expected to change over time. If you don't see a proposed improvement or expense on this list, contact us and provide a description of the improvement or expense for review.

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Agency Sponsor
Rich Dooley, AICP
Community Energy Coordinator
Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)
Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

Brian McCarter
Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc.

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