Wattsmart multifamily program

Multifamily properties in Utah with four or more units can get cash rebates for energy-efficient upgrades and new construction, including:

  • Appliances
  • Building shell
  • HVAC
  • Lighting 
  • Weatherization
  • Water heating

Our experts will identify energy-saving opportunities at your new or existing property. You choose what energy-efficient equipment to install, and we help you earn rebates for your project. For new construction multifamily projects still in the design phase, our experts can consult with the design group to improve design efficiency and maximize rebate potential.

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology, or ICAST, administers the program. 

Utah multifamily program steps and rebates

Steps for existing buildings
  1. Before you install energy efficiency products at your property, please email or call our program administrator at RMP@icastusa.org or 1-866-739-9741 to request a free energy audit and/or engineering design review.
  2. We conduct a free on-site energy audit and provide a report that confirms your incentive amount.
  3. We provide free consultation for design to improve efficiency.
  4. You decide whether or not to implement your project.
  5. We provide a post-installation inspection.
  6. You get your rebate within 45 days of project completion and receipt of required documentation. (Alternatively, you have the option to reduce the total cost of the project by the rebate amount, in which case a third party addendum will be required to allow the rebate to be paid to the program implementer.)

You have the option to have our program administrator manage your entire project, including permitting, installation and financing.

Rebates are based on property type and electric energy savings up to a percentage of total project costs.

Measure Category

Market Rate Rebate per kWh saved

Low Income Rebate per kWh saved

HVAC

$0.30

$0.36

Windows

$0.30

$0.36

Lighting

$0.10

$0.12

Appliances

$0.18

$0.21

Building Shell

$0.18

$0.21

Domestic Hot Water

$0.18

$0.21

Heat Pump Water Heater

$0.30

$0.36

New Construction

$0.20

$0.24

When you participate, we will ask you for the number of units and income level of tenants for your property. The area median income or median household income will be determined using the current census data provided by the American Community Survey (ACS), which gets updated annually. We will use the ACS census area median income for the county where the property is located.

Multifamily Property Type

Definition

Up to Project Costs

Low income  

Properties where the majority of households earn less than 80% of the area median income

Up to 100% of total project costs

Market rate

Properties where the majority of households earn more than 80% of the area median income

Up to 70% of total project costs

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FAQs

Contact the multifamily program

Call 1-866-739-9741

Email us

RMP@icastusa.org

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