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NJ Direct Install Program – Utility incentive pays up to 80% of your energy efficiency upgrade!

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East Coast Mechanical Contractors, Inc is a certified trade ally with the following NJ utilities:

NJ Direct Install Program: Save Up to 80% on Energy Upgrades!

Navigating the path to energy efficiency and cost savings can be daunting, but the NJ Direct Install program, also known as Small Business Direct Install (SBDI), offers a straightforward solution. Designed for small to mid-sized facilities in New Jersey, this program provides an incentive from the state’s gas and electric utilities to make energy upgrades more accessible and affordable. By participating in NJ Direct Install, businesses can easily and cost-effectively replace outdated lighting, HVAC, and other operational systems.

NJ Direct Install is ideal for commercial and institutional buildings with an average peak electric demand of 200 kW or less, offering a clear roadmap to utility cost reduction through the installation of high-efficiency equipment. The program not only identifies the most effective energy-saving measures but also covers up to 80% of the retrofit costs, significantly enhancing the return on investment.

Participants are only required to pay their share of the project costs while benefiting from 100% of the energy savings over time. NJ Direct Install presents an excellent opportunity for businesses to upgrade aging and inefficient systems.

Recent Update: As of Fiscal Year 2022, facilities with peak electric demands up to 100 kW (Tier 1 customers), nonprofit organizations, and properties in Urban Enterprise Zones or Opportunity Zones could qualify for up to 80% funding on installed measures.

Covered Equipment and Systems:

The program supports a wide range of energy conservation measures, including:

  • Packaged Rooftop Units
  • Split Systems
  • Boilers and Furnaces
  • Heat Pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Motors and Electric Lighting
  • Lighting Controls
  • Domestic Hot Water Heaters
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • HVAC Controls including Economizers

Advantages of NJ Direct Install:

  • Substantial Savings: Up to 80% of project costs are covered, with Tier 1 customers enjoying the higher subsidy, leading to a potential payback period of under three years.
  • Long-Term Benefits: The energy-efficient equipment installed will continue to provide cost savings through reduced utility expenses.
  • Zero-Interest Financing: Eligible participants can opt for a 60-month, interest-free repayment plan for their share of the project cost.
  • Hassle-Free Implementation: From the initial energy assessment to the final installation, all aspects are managed under the program, offering a complete turnkey solution.

East Coast Mechanical Contractors is proud to facilitate our clients’ participation in the NJ Direct Install and other NJ Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) Incentives. We serve a wide region in Central Jersey, including  Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

To capitalize on this opportunity to decrease energy usage and enhance your bottom line, contact ECMC  for a complimentary energy audit. This assessment will pinpoint the HVAC and lighting systems eligible for upgrades through NJ Direct Install, setting the stage for substantial energy and cost savings.