PACE-Eligible Improvements

Typically, all costs associated with the installation of new components that improve energy and water efficiency of a building. This applies to retrofits, routine upgrades and, in some jurisdictions like California, new construction. Also, the costs associated with seismic strengthening (in California) and storm proofing (in Florida) are eligible. 

The below list is intended as a reference tool only, as eligibility requirements may vary according to PACE Program jurisdiction. 

Efficiency


Air Sealing and Ventilation: Air Filtration, Air Sealing, Air Barriers, Bathroom Fan, Ceiling Fan, Duct Sealing.

Insulation: Roof, Duct Sealing, Floor, Hot Water System, Wall Insulation.

HVAC: Cogen Furnace, Demand Recirculation Pump, Duct Replacement, Ducted Heat Pump, Evaporative Coolers, Exhaust Fan, Geothermal Heat Pump, Heat Recover Ventilation System, Boilers / Chillers Insulation, Waste Heat Recovery (WHR), High Efficiency A/C, High Efficiency Furnace, Radiant Barrier Installation, Solar Space Heating, Thermostat Installation, Weatherization, Garage CO Controls (Ventilation).

Lighting: High-Efficiency Lighting, Fluorescent Lighting, Compact Fluorescent Lighting, Street Lighting, Exterior Lighting, Induction Lighting, Cold Cathode Lamps, Lighting Controls, Occupancy Sensors, Demand Response Controls.

Building Envelope: Skylight, Window Replacement, Window Film, Dynamic Window Systems, Doors, Walls.

Roofing: Green Roof, Cool Roof, Reflective Roof, White Roof.

Water Heating: High Efficiency Hot Water Boiler, High Efficiency Water Heater, Tankless Water Heater, On Demand Recirculation Pump, Domestic Hot Water Pipe Insulation.

Refrigeration: Insulation, Defrost Controls, Evaporator Fan Controls, Compressors / Condensors.

Compressed Air: Air Compressors, Compressed Air Storage, Compressor Controls.

Charging Stations: Electric Vehicle Plug-In Station.

Elevator Modernization: Insulation, Elevator.

Renewable


Solar: Solar Thermal, Ground-Mount Solar PV, Roof-Mount Solar PV, Solar Carport, Storage.

Wind: Wind Turbine Power System.

Fuel Cell: Fuel Cell Power System.

Cogeneration: Microturbine (non-renewable), Internal Combustion Engine (non-renewable), Fuel Cell (non-renewable).

Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs).

Other: Microturbine (renewable fuel), Internal Combustion Engine (renewable fuel).

Water


Fixtures: Low-Flow Showers, Low-Flow Toilets, Shower-heads, Waterless urinals, Aerators, Dishwashers, Commercial Washer / Dryer.

Irrigation: Irrigation System, Irrigation Controls, Soil Moisture Sensors.

Landscaping and Reuse: Greywater Systems, Blackwater Treatment System, Rainwater Harvesting System.

Seismic


Structural Retrofits (Superstructure Strengthening): Foundations & Soil Treatment, Lateral Support Systems, Shear Walls, Moment & Brace Frames, Diaphragm Strengthening.

Non-Structural Retrofits (Supplemental Bracings and Supports): Lighting, Ceilings, Equipment, Fire Sprinklers, Ductwork, etc.

Indirect & Soft Costs Architecture & Engineering Fees: Surveys & Permitting, Contractor General Conditions & Fees, Financing, legal & other fees.

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