The whole building baseline improvement incentive rewards those customers who design their buildings to be more efficient than a baseline building constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010.

Incentives are calculated using the incentive rate guidelines below. To receive a measure incentive, a project must achieve an annual electric energy (kWh) and demand (kW) savings of 5% or better than the baseline.

Incentive Rate Guidelines (Whole Building)

First Year Annual Electric Reduction Incentive Rate
  Energy Demand
5 – 10% over baseline $0.05/kWh $50/KW
> 10% over baseline $0.08/kWh $75/KW
> 20% over baseline $0.10/kWh $100/K

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Whole Building Performance Rebate, you must:

  • Be constructing your facility in the DP&L service area
  • Be in the design phase of the project and submit a completed application
  • Submit documentation of an energy model, in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, Appendix G. Documentation must include:
    • An output report from the energy modeling tool with explanation of any error messages that appear.
    • Calculated values for the baseline building performance, the proposed design and the percentage improvement.
    • The electronic energy modeling software file(s) used to calculate the baseline and proposed case energy consumption. Examples include Trane TRACE™ 700 “.TAF” or eQuest “.pd2” and the associated “.inp” files. Files are subject to third party review.
    • A list of energy-efficient measures included in the proposed design that differ from the baseline, accompanied by product specification sheets for each measure.

Under the Whole Building Performance Rebate Program, DP&L will not provide rebates for:

  • Buildings that are under construction or occupied prior to rebate application approval.
  • Measures installed with funding from another utility incentive program or from DP&L's other rebate programs.
  • Renewable generation.

Page last updated: January 2, 2019.