Energy Efficiency for Businesses
The City of Port Angeles offers an energy efficiency program broad enough to meet the needs of small and large commercial customers, industrial customers, and institutional customers. The program includes rebates for standard qualified HVAC system and lighting system improvements. There are also incentives for custom projects such as extensive building renovations, industrial processes improvements, or large scale lighting system improvements that include energy efficiency as a goal of the project. For large complex projects, the City may be able to arrange for consultation and guidance from regional energy efficiency experts.
For standard measures such as HVAC improvements or lighting retrofits, the City maintains a list of City Authorized Contractors (PDF) that can help implement your project and assist you through the rebate process.
See below for more information on our non-residential energy efficiency programs and rebates. If you should need assistance or have questions, please contact our staff at (360) 417-4718, or send us an email.
- Minimum energy savings and cost effectiveness thresholds apply to all rebates.
- All projects must be pre-approved and a formal application must be on file with the City's Conservation department prior to the start of work to qualify for the rebate programs.
- All projects, once approved, will be subject to guidelines and incentive levels at the time of approval.
The moderate marine climate in Port Angeles is a great environment for air source heat pumps. A properly sized and operating heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for most buildings in the city. The City of Port Angeles offers rebates for:
- Converting existing electric heating systems to high efficiency heat pumps;
- Upgrading existing heat pumps to high efficiency heat pumps; and
- Installing a ductless heat pump in a building with electric resistance heating system.
Rebates range from $100 to $250 per ton of the rated heating capacity of the new heat pump.
Commercial and Industrial Lighting Program
Good lighting can improve the work area, improve safety, increase productivity, and enhance sales. Lighting is one of the major uses of energy in commercial and industrial buildings. One of the best ways to reduce a business's electric bill and increase efficiency is to update the building's lighting. There are several technologies and a wide variety of lighting products available on the market today. It can take several months to find the right lighting solution for your business...or maybe you have one in mind already. The City of Port Angeles can help with a list of resources and rebates for qualified improvements.
The City of Port Angeles Lighting Calculator (XLS) (please allow extra time for the calculator to load) can be used to develop a description of the lighting improvements, and a rebate application for the proposed project. Rebates range from $3 to $500 per fixture, depending on the size of the fixture and the energy savings achieved. A full list of available rebates can be found on the "Program Offerings" page of the calculator.
Please visit the resources listed below for ideas and suggestions on good lighting systems.