Business Programs

Business Program

Efficiency Maine’s Business Program offers fixed or “Prescriptive Incentives” to reduce the cost of projects that help your business use energy more efficiently, from LEDs to HVAC to agricultural equipment. Eligible organizations (including businesses, municipalities, schools and other non-residential facilities) may be eligible for efficiency incentives.

Prescriptive Incentives are available for equipment that generates consistent energy savings over a wide range of applications, including:

Lighting235x235Lighting/LEDs: Projects range from LED exit signs to high-efficiency outdoor lighting to refrigerated case fixtures to occupancy sensors. Incentives range between $14 and $400 per fixture. Read more about:

DuctlessHeatPump235x235Ductless mini-split heat pumps: : Equipment size may range from 9,000 to 18,000 Btu/h for single-zone units and 9,000 to 60,000 Btu/h for multi-zone units.

Incentives are $1,000 per single-zone unit or up to $2,200 for multi-zone units.  Read more about:

HVAC 235x235HVAC equipment: Projects include air conditioning systems, water source heat pump systems, and demand control ventilation. Incentive amounts range from $75 to $200 per ton or unit. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems are available for Prescriptive incentives of $0.50/sq. ft. of conditioned space for new construction projects, up to a maximum of 100,000 square feet.

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VFD235x235Variable-speed drives: Projects range from variable air volume for air handlers to variable speed drives for chilled water distribution pumps. Incentives from $1,800 to $4,200 per unit. Read more about:

refrigeration235x235Commercial refrigeration: Commercial refrigeration projects include ice makers, scroll compressors, and zero-energy freezer doors. Incentives range from $20 to $750 per unit. Read more about:

Compressed CompressedAir_235x235air systems: Projects range from air compressors to high-efficiency dryers to air-entraining nozzles. Incentives range from $10 to $1,600 per unit. Read more about:

agriculture235x235Agricultural equipment: Projects range from compressors to ventilation fans to vacuum pumps. Incentives amounts from $35 to $6,000. Read more about:


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How to Get Started

Find a Qualified PartnerWork with an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner to install energy-efficient equipment. Your Qualified Partner will be able to provide program guidelines and eligibility requirements. Please find additional information about the program below. Please note that some applications require pre-approval.


You or your contractor can call 1-866-376-2463 with any questions concerning your application. Our field staff will work directly with you or your contractor, including visiting the site, to help complete your project!

If you’d like additional information about the Business Program, please contact Efficiency Maine at 1-866-376-2463.