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Savings for Educational and Congregational

Schools, universities, daycare centers, churches, synagogues and other places of worship are great candidates for energy efficiency incentives from Ameren Missouri's BizSavers® program. Whether your organization is not-for-profit or for-profit, public or private, you can save money by operating more efficiently while also benefiting from a cash incentive to offset the initial cost of your investment.

Popular Efficiency Measures

LED Replacements for fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge lamps in gyms, hallways, offices, theatres, classrooms, meeting rooms and chapels can pay for themselves with energy savings within a year and reduce maintenance costs. You can also take your savings to the next level with occupancy or daylight sensors.
By replacing inefficient HVAC systems, schools and places of worship can save big! Consider installing heat pumps with high Energy Efficiency Ratios (EERs) or adding controls to your equipment to dramatically reduce wasted energy by modulating temperature, fan speed and light output.

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Motor Controls/VFDs
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are a great energy saving measure for educational and religious facilities. Installing VFDs on fixed-speed fans and pumps can save 10-50% in energy costs.
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Refrigeration and Commercial Cooking
Refrigeration can account for significant energy costs at schools. Upgrading to more efficient equipment is a smart way to save. Schools and congregational facilities are also eligible for savings on ENERGY STAR® commercial cooking equipment that will help save every month.

Whole Building Performance/Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
Achieve optimal system energy use and efficiency through calibration and maintenance of current building systems. Building systems and controls optimization qualifies for cash incentives.


Options to Save Energy and Earn Cash Incentives

Standard Incentives
Incentives are paid on a per unit-installed basis and are available for a variety of qualified improvements. Projects that include all Standard measures do not require pre-approval unless the incentive is anticipated to be more than $10,000. For incentives more than $10,000, please see Custom Incentive below. Eligibility for a Standard Incentive requires customers to install measures achieving a minimum total incentive of $150 per application. All Standard Incentive applications must be submitted within 180 days of equipment invoice date.

Get Started! Apply for a Standard Incentive now and receive an incentive check 45-60 days after completion paperwork is received.

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Custom Incentives   
If your project is not on the Standard Incentives list, it may qualify for a Custom Incentive. Virtually any cost-effective energy efficient project qualifies for a Custom Incentive. These incentives are calculated based on the projected annual energy reduction. 

Get Started! Custom Incentives require pre-approval before purchase or installation. Apply for a Custom Incentive today.

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New Construction Incentives
Starting from scratch or completing a renovation? Incentives are available through the New Construction program. These incentives must be pre-approved prior to the Design Phase of the project.

Get Started! New Construction Incentives require Program involvement before Design Team meetings begin. Please review the New Construction Handbook and New Construction Guidelines, then contact us to begin the application process.
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Whole Building Performance/Retro-Commissioning Incentives (RCx)
Retro-Commissioning (RCx) is the process of optimizing systems within your building and requires an extensive facility assessment to explore energy-saving opportunities. RCx is a good solution for large buildings. The program pays $.02-.03 per kWh for the assessment (depending on size of the building), in addition to $.07 per kWh saved on all RCx projects.

Get Started! You must use a pre-approved RCx service provider (RSP), so contact an RSP to get started today.
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Still Not Sure Where to Start?

Visit our approved Trade Ally Network page to search for qualified contractors and service providers that will help you design, purchase and install your energy efficient equipment. Or, contact one of our business development representatives by calling 866.941.7299.

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