High-efficiency equipment upgrades can not only help save energy and money, but can also add to the comfort, safety, and well-being of residents. Learn more about how efficiency projects in assisted living, nursing home, and residential care facilities can reduce operating costs and increase comfort.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Long-Term Care Facilities
Funding Opportunity Notice
For a limited time, Efficiency Maine is seeking applications for energy upgrades in Maine’s long-term care facilities. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and continuing care facilities in Maine may apply for this opportunity. Eligible measures include heat pump retrofits, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), boiler controls and ancillary equipment, interior and exterior LED lighting, and refrigeration measures. Click here for more information.
Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation
It’s easy to provide a comfortable environment with energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
Ductless heat pumps provide both heating and cooling for year-round comfort.
Ductless Heat Pumps. Ductless heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that offer room-by-room temperature control, helping residents have customized environments. Many assisted living and nursing facilities in Maine are choosing ductless heat pumps as an efficient and quiet way to meet heating and cooling needs. Learn more here.
Other heating and cooling systems are also eligible for incentives to help upgrade whole-building heating systems or meet room-by-room needs:
- Furnaces and Boilers
- Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
“We upgraded to an LED lighting system. It allowed us reduce overall fixture count but gave us more lumens per square foot. Most importantly, it has lowered operating costs so we can put more towards patient care.”
– John Morrill, Facilities Director
Caribou Rehab and Nursing Home
Providing cost-effective, reliable, and comfortable lighting for residents and staff is critical for assisted living facilities. High-efficiency lighting can reduce energy costs, reduce lighting replacements, increase productivity and enhance aesthetics.
Efficiency Maine offers a wide range of incentives for high-efficiency lighting:
- Exterior Lighting
- Interior Lighting
- Screw-in LEDs
Commercial Kitchen Equipment
High-efficiency cooking equipment can be up to 30% more efficient than conventional models.
Operating a full-scale kitchen with out-of-date ventilation or kitchen appliances can be a big energy drain. Upgrade to high-efficiency kitchen equipment to reduce costs and mitigate energy loss.
Efficiency Maine offers incentives for the following high-efficiency kitchen upgrades:
- Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation
Don’t see your energy solution listed above? Efficiency Maine also offers incentives for customized, site-specific energy solutions, including integrated HVAC controls, building envelope upgrades, combined heat and power installations, and more. Click here for more information on the Custom Program.
Work with an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner to install high-efficiency kitchen equipment, heating solutions, lighting, and more. Click here to find a Qualified Partner working near you.
If you work with a contractor that is not yet a Qualified Partner, encourage them to learn more here.