HVAC Rebates

At a Glance

  • Alameda Municipal Power offers rebates to help your business replace old HVAC systems with new, high-efficiency units, as well as other energy savings upgrades.
  • Installing an efficient HVAC system can save you up to 35% in system energy costs.
  • Rebates are available for cooling equipment, reflective window film, and variable-frequency drives.


Cooling Equipment

  • The rebate is 50% of the difference in cost between the required minimum efficiency from the California Energy Commission’s current Appliance Efficiency Regulations and the high efficiency equipment.
  • The efficiency rating must be consistent with the current Consortium for Energy Efficiency tiered levels.
  • Other HVAC efficiency ratings may qualify for Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) Commercial Customized Program.

Reflective Window Film

  • The rebate is based upon the first year energy savings at a rate of $0.11 per kilowatt-hour
  • Rebates are not available for windows with a northern exposure

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

  • The rebate rate is $80 per controlled horsepower/
  • VFD must be applied to HVAC supply or return air fans; and the throttling devices, such as inlet vanes, bypass dampers, and throttling valves must be removed or permanently disabled.


  • Applicants must have a valid AMP account and projects must be installed on the account listed on the application form.
  • All equipment must be new; used or rebuilt equipment does not qualify.
  • Projects that require Title 24 qualify for AMP’s Commercial New Construction Program.
  • Submit equipment specifications and costs with the rebate application, which must have the customer’s original signature.
  • All projects must have a pre and post installation inspection by AMP.
  • To qualify for an AMP rebate you must have approval from AMP before you start the project
  • AMP reserves the right to withhold funding for projects that do not meet technical requirements; and in no case will AMP rebate more than 100% of the actual nontaxed project cost.
  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted
  • AMP reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program without prior notice at its discretion.
Commercial HVAC Rebate