Are you a resident, business owner, or local government official in the state of New Jersey recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s damage? The state of New Jersey is helping homeowner’s, businesses, and local government agencies to recover, restore, and rebuild after Sandy’s damage. Through the Clean Energy Program, the state is offering an extension on the temporary financial incentives.
If your home is located in the zip codes that were designated as major or minor damaged areas due to Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for enhanced incentives on high efficiency equipment and appliances. If you’re located outside of the eligible zip codes list, you may qualify for increased incentives, if you can prove that you suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy. Any applications received for the relief from zip codes outside those designated are going to be reviewed on a case by case basis. The Hurricane Sandy incentives are for qualified equipment you purchased from October 29, 2012 until June 30, 2013. You will need to submit a Homeowner Certification Form along with the proper rebate application.
You will receive an additional $200 for submitting the Homeowner Certification Form with your application. The following equipment is eligible for incentives: furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, gas water heaters, mini-spit units, central air conditioners, clothes washers, and refrigerators.
Businesses & Local Governments
The incentives that are available through NJ SmartStart Buildings have been increased 50 percent. This increase does not apply to the new food service equipment incentives for qualifying equipment purchased October 29, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
To assist the food provider’s industry, a new line of incentives for high efficiency food service equipment has been added. Eligible equipment includes: dishwashers, ice machines, fryers, ovens, griddles, refrigerators and freezers, hot food holding cabinets, and steam cookers. Review the Food Service Equipment application for specific efficiency requirements and incentive levels. The 50 percent increase for the NJ SmartStart Buildings incentives don’t apply to these new food service equipment incentives.
Streamlined and Modified Requirements
Where appropriate, pre-inspections and pre-approvals will be waived. Equipment inventory requirements for those who can prove existing conditions will also be waived. Eligible proof in the form of maintenance records, recent photographs, and energy audit reports will be required. Major rehabilitation projects won’t have restrictions on performance lighting. In addition, an extension was granted from March 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 for incentives for premium motors and T12 lighting.
Schools can also participate in this program. Review www.njcleanenergy.com/sandy for specific zip codes eligibility and for more specific details about the incentives.