The FirstEnergy Maryland Energy Efficient Buildings-New Construction rebate program will be available for non-residential customers of FirstEnergy Maryland utilities pursuing LEED NC 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovation certification. Applicants having achieved LEED certification prior to May 1, 2012 are not eligible for rebates. The program offers incentives to offset 50% of total LEED certification fees (design+construction review) up to $5,000, as well as $0.05/kWh saved per energy model up to $15,000.
To qualify for this program, the following criteria must be met:
- The project must be new construction, or major renovation with professionally certified building plans for
change of use and reconstruction of an existing building or vacant structure.
- The facility must achieve LEED 2009 certification (certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum)
- Achieve minimum 7 EAc1 pts for new buildings in LEED NC 2009 rating system
Demonstrate that design exceeds Maryland commercial building energy code (2012 IECC, which follows ASHRAE 90.1 2010 standard) by 24% in energy cost savings
These programs support the EMPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. Costs will be recovered through a monthly surcharge on customer bills. Participation in these programs can help offset this surcharge.