Multifamily Efficiency Program
The Multifamily Efficiency Program offers building owners incentives to install energy efficiency measures in Maine’s small to medium multifamily buildings.
Fast Facts about the Multifamily Efficiency Program
- All multifamily buildings with between 5 and 20 apartment units per building are eligible to participate.
- The Program is available to all income levels including affordable housing units and market rate units.
- The Program is not restricted by fuel type. Buildings that use various fuel types – including but not limited to: electricity, natural gas, oil and propane — may participate.
- Multifamily Efficiency Program incentives cannot be combined with incentives or rebates from other Efficiency Maine programs.
Two Paths to Efficiency
The Multifamily Efficiency Program offers two options for participation.
Prescriptive Path provides up to $1,000 in financial incentives per unit per program year with the installation of your choice of energy saving upgrades including:
Custom Path begins with an energy assessment of your entire multifamily building. Your Program Partner uses this assessment to develop a customized Energy Reduction Plan to achieve 20% whole-building savings.
|20% – 25% Savings||$1,600 per apartment unit|
|> 25% – 30% Savings||$1,700 per apartment unit|
|> 30% Savings||$1,800 per apartment unit|
Building owners who are interested in more information about participation should check Getting Started or call Efficiency Maine at 1-866-376-2463.
Multifamily Efficiency Program Case Studies
Windham: 20-unit housing complex gains energy savings.
Bangor: Seven-unit apartment building is more energy efficient and more comfortable.
Background: In response to a US Department of Energy, State Energy Program Special Project competitive solicitation, and in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security, Efficiency Maine Trust (Efficiency Maine) submitted a proposal titled “Strengthening Retrofit Markets for Comprehensive Savings in Multifamily Buildings”. Subsequently, Efficiency Maine Trust was awarded funding under DOE’s SEP Special Project funds.