Funds for Lights


* NYSERDA have an Existing Building Program which provides rebates for pre-approved lighting energy conserving measures. To qualify, customers must pay into the System Benefits Charge, so LIPA and NYPA customers are inelligible.

NYSERDA also offer New York State customers a low-cost loan program for energy efficiency upgrades, including lighting. The program is currently closed and is slated for re-opening sometime in the Spring of 2009.

* New Jersey has a rebate program for building owners making  lighting improvements.

* National Grid enterprise customers in Massachusetts that want to upgrade their lighting are offered rebates.

* Connecticut customers of United Illuminating, a regulated utility, are offered rebates for lighting upgrades.

* The state of Maryland offers state agencies loans to implement lighting improvements.

* The Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides federal tax incentives for efficiency upgrades to lighting systems.

Photo of Manhattan by Michael Kenna


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