General Information and Structure
The Energize Delaware initiative partners with trusted nonprofit groups to improve community outreach efforts and takes a comprehensive whole-building approach to capture all energy savings opportunities in a property. The Program provides participants with customized financial and technical assistance that is intended to facilitate and streamline completion of successful projects. Technical assistance may include energy assessments, project scoping, contractor selection, renewable energy evaluation, green building charrettes, design review, training and construction oversight. A participant co-pay is required for some services. Financial assistance may include incentives and low interest loans, which are extended by the DE SEU. Loans can be subordinated and debt service can be underwritten up to 90% of savings. For existing buildings, the program will pay 90% of the cost of a comprehensive assessment of the energy and water performance of your multifamily development and provide a prioritized list of upgrade opportunities.