Office Buildings

Energy represents 30 percent of the typical office building's costs and is a property's single largest operating expense. Investing in energy efficiency to control energy costs is a sound business strategy that can help boost the operational cash-flow for your property.

Tenants will reap the rewards of increased workplace comfort and employee morale, and lower utility bills. Building owners can increase the attractiveness of commercial properties to potential tenants by offering higher efficiency lighting, and heating and cooling systems.1

Delmarva Power provides standard incentives to businesses for installing a wide range of new, energy-efficient equipment.

The Many Benefits of Energy-Efficient Upgrades

  • Reduce utility and water costs
  • Increase tenant satisfaction & retention
  • Enhance light and air quality
  • Reduce maintenance and extend equipment life
  • Contribute to a more sustainable future

Earn Cash Incentives

Office buildings can take advantage of Delmarva Power’s standard incentives for installing new, energy-efficient equipment. Cash incentives are available to customers planning unique equipment and system upgrades and industrial process improvements. If you are planning energy-saving improvements that are not eligible for standard incentives, you may be eligible for custom incentives.

Delmarva Power pays cash incentives for qualifying energy-efficient improvements, such as:

Additional Incentive Opportunities

  • Operations & Maintenance Training incentive
  • Technical support and cash incentives are offered to owners and design teams for participating in the Comprehensive Design Support process for new construction, major renovation, and building addition projects

Additional Savings

Enhanced incentives are offered through the Small Business Program. If your building has a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over a twelve month period, you may be eligible for a Quick Energy Check-Up (QEC) and enhanced incentives. The QEC and the installation of low cost measures (up to $250) will be completed at no additional cost by a service provider of your choice.

Project Snapshot

Businesses and institutions have access to technical and financial resources to improve lighting, upgrade heating, ventilation and controls systems and build high-performance buildings. Below is an example of a recently completed project at a local office building. Delmarva Power supported the project with advice early in the process and cash incentives after the upgrades were completed, helping the customer save money, improve comfort and boost productivity.

Project Type Lighting VFD Chiller All Projects
Project Cost $290,000 $164,500 $483,000 $937,500
Annual Energy Savings (kWh) 690,000 163,125 450,001 1,303,126
Annual Energy Cost Savings2 $103,500 $24,469 $67,500 $195,469
Existing Bldgs Incentive $156,640 $28,000 $3,600 $22,064
Payback (YRS)3 1.1 5.5 6.6 3.6
2Average price of electricity = $0.15/kWh
3Payback = (Project cost - incentive) / energy savings

Get started today

Let delmarva help you identify energy-efficiency opportunities in your facility and analyze their energy impact and cost-effectiveness. Customers with a maximum monthly peak demand greater than 100 kW are eligible for incentives to assist with ASHRAE Level 2 Energy Audit. We also offer enhanced incentives through our Small Business Program to businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations and institutional customers that have a monthly demand of 100 kW or less over a twelve month period. These enhanced incentives are available to customers once a Walk-Through Energy Assessment provided by a Small Business Trade Ally has been completed. Contact a program representative for details.

If you need technical assistance in completing an energy-efficiency project, qualified contractors from our Service Provider Network are available to assist you. To find a trade ally in your area please visit Service Provider Network.

Learn more about:
Program Eligibility and Application Process
Eligible measures and incentives for Existing Buildings Projects
Eligible measures and incentives for New Construction Projects/Major Renovation Projects


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Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here
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