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Eligibility

Note for PSE&G Electric and Gas Customers:  PSE&G is Launching its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program on June 1, 2021

This program is available to PSE&G residential customers that receive both electric and gas service from PSE&G. If you are interested in participating in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program through PSE&G, please call 1-855-846-2895 or visit PSEG's website for more information.

All other New Jersey utility customers* may qualify for NJ's Clean Energy Program's (NJCEP) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. Please see the information regarding NJCEP's program below. 

*Customers of Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), Rockland Electric, Elizabethtown Gas, New Jersey Natural Gas, South Jersey Gas, PSE&G "electric-only" customers, and PSE&G "gas-only" customers.

 

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is designed to transform the way energy efficiency services are delivered to existing 1-4 dwelling units and low-rise multifamily buildings. A combination of eligible measures may be financed. All projects must include at least attic air sealing and insulation in at least one location as per the eligible measures list.

Single Family Home Eligibility Requirements

Single family homes and townhouses, and residential buildings of 2-4 units (individual living spaces) are eligible for HPwES. A townhouse is a single-family dwelling unit constructed in groups of three or more attached units in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with open space on at least two sides.

Bonus Incentives:
Low or moderate income residents, residents living in an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), or within a designated affordable housing facility may be eligible to receive an additional incentive of $500, $750, $1,000 depending on their estimated total energy savings if they participate in NJCEP's HPwES Program.

Multifamily Eligibility Requirements

The NJ HPwES program defines multifamily eligibility as buildings that:

  • are no more than three stories high; have single ownership,
  • have total building energy usage which is accessible through individual metering of the units within the multi-family structure, or a master meter at the building (as opposed to sites with multiple buildings heated by a central heating plant),
  • are made up of five or more units in a single building, or multiple buildings (each with five or more units), within a single geographic boundary and with a single property management structure.

    The program offers the following incentive structure for multi-family projects:

  • Improvement packages showing a minimum of 5% but less than 15% estimated total building energy savings will receive a per unit incentive of $500 not to exceed 50% of the costs of the approved measures used to calculate TES.
  • Improvement packages showing a minimum of 15% but less than 20% estimated total building energy savings will receive a per unit incentive of $1,000 not to exceed 50% of the costs of the approved measures used to calculate TES.
  • Improvement packages showing 20% or greater estimated total building energy savings will receive a per unit incentive of $1,500 not to exceed 50% of the costs of the approved measures used to calculate TES.

The total incentive amount for a multifamily project must not exceed 50% of the total costs of approved measures; approved measures are the same as for the single-family houses and townhouses. If the total multifamily project incentive based on the above structure yields an amount greater than 50% of the costs of approved measures, the incentive amount offered will be lowered to the 50% maximum.

HPwES program improvements must consider a whole building approach to be approved. Individual units within a multifamily structure or development are not eligible for the program independently of the entire building or development; however, they may take advantage of other NJCEP offerings, such as WARM and COOLAdvantage programs.

The program will work with the contractor of a multi-family project to ensure proper project assessment and approval process. Multifamily buildings are to be addressed in accordance with the BPI Multifamily Building Standards. The program will only approve such projects for contractors that have at least one staff member holding BPI Multifamily certification.


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