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Custom Incentives

Custom projects that don’t fall into the prescriptive incentives are encouraged to propose for funding as a custom project. Only projects not eligible for prescriptive incentives can propose for custom incentives. Proposals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, based on technical merit and cost effectiveness. It is not expected that high cost, low energy savings measures such as roof or window replacements will qualify for funding.


The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative will provide 50% of project cost, up to $22/student for custom projects that are determined to be eligible for funding.


Timing – Proposals must be submitted in the planning stages of the project, prior to implementation.

Commissioning – It is expected that projects funded through this program will be fully commissioned to maximize the energy savings potential of the measure. EESI will verify that measures are fully commissioned to minimize energy use before final approval of the project.

Participation Process

Contact the EESI – Give us a call or email to discuss the project and determine if it might be a fit for custom incentives.

Submit Proposal – A school, or contractor working on the schools behalf, submits a proposal for funding. Proposal should outline the details of the project, including a quantification of the energy savings and project cost. Energy savings must be accurate and defensible, and must provide specific technical backup such that the savings can be independently assessed as part of the proposal review.

Proposal Approval/Denial – The program administrator will review the proposal based on technical merit, and cost effectiveness of the project. The program administrator will notify the applicant of its decision.

Pre-Implementation Inspection – Once the program administrator has approved the proposal, a pre-implementation site visit will be scheduled.

Project Implementation – Once the program administrator has conducted a pre-implementation site visit, the applicant may proceed with implementing the project, as described in the proposal.

Post Implementation Inspection – Once the project is complete, the program administrator will conduct a site visit to verify that the project is complete, and has been commissioned to function in a way that maximizes energy savings.