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Whole Building New Construction

Savings available for energy-efficient measures for an entire building in a new construction project.

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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 ReductionIncentive Rate
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.

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Additional Details

  • For more information, view the program terms and conditions or contact us at
  • Rebate values are subject to change and apply only to new, unused equipment. Rebate measures and values for the 2020 programs are for equipment and services purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2020.
  • Rebates are issued directly to the customer. Each project will only be eligible to receive a single DP&L rebate.
  • Funds are allotted on a calendar-year basis and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A new construction rebate will be limited to the lesser of 100% of the incremental cost or 50% of the project cost, not including taxes, warranty fees, or maintenance fees. DP&L shall make the final determination regarding rebate amounts. Any individual account number will be limited in incentives in any calendar year to the greater of $250,000 or the amount equivalent to the dollars paid into DP&L's Energy Efficiency Rider for the individual account number during the preceding 12 months, with the exception of CHP projects.
  • DP&L reserves the right to deny any rebate.
  • All DP&L energy programs are subject to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rules and regulations.