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					     Energy Square
1111 “O” Street, Suite 223
   Lincoln, Nebraska
Website: www.neo.ne.gov
  Phone: 402-471-2867
    AGENCY VISION
For Nebraskans to have reliable
and affordable sources of energy
     that support a cleaner
environment and a more secure
          energy future.
  Mission Statement
   To promote the efficient,
economic and environmentally
  responsible use of energy.
         www.neo.ne.gov
WorldWideWeb.NebraskaEnergyOffice.NEbraska.GOVernment
              What We Do
•   Federal Grant Administration
•   Weatherization Program
•   Dollar & Energy Saving Loan Program
•   Energy Codes
•   Energy Statistics
•   Public Information
•   Others
                 Grants
• Federal grants can be found and searched
  at www.grants.gov
• Grants offered by the Energy Office are
  typically federally funded and must follow
  federal guidelines.
• Grant opportunities related to energy
  efficiency are generally posted on the
  Energy Office website, www.neo.ne.gov.
                www.grants.gov




Register for Grant Email Alerts (daily update of available grants)
  What a Grant Email Alert Looks Like
DOI
Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Klamath River Restoration Issues Website Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&opd=52427


• Find a grant that matches what you want to do! – As
  opposed to trying to make what you want to do sound
  like what the grant is asking for!
• Competitive – 100% failure rate for those who don’t
  apply!
          What is Weatherization
• The Weatherization Assistance Program is for
  low-income Nebraskans, providing at no cost:
   –   Insulation to Walls and Attics
   –   Replacing unsafe furnaces in owner occupied homes
   –   Sealing Ductwork
   –   Sealing Leaks
        • Replace Broken Glass
        • Replace Door and Window Seals

Operated by locally based organizations throughout the state, namely
Community Action Agencies - based on occupant income for rentals.
                 Weatherization
• Through the Weatherization Assistance Program federal funds have
  been utilized to weatherize the homes of low-income Nebraskans.
• Approximately 60,000 homes have been weatherized with an
  estimated 50,000 eligible homes remaining.




          $21,660 first person, plus $7,480 each additional.
           Dollar and Energy Saving
                 Loan Program
• A revolving loan program to encourage Nebraskans to adopt energy
  efficiency through low-cost financing available through Nebraska
  banks, savings institutions & credit unions.
• Interest rate to borrower is fixed at 5% for most loans. Loans for
  commercial building improvements, renewable energy, and
  industrial improvements are available at a fixed rate of 2.5%.
• There are no income guidelines but the borrower must be a
  Nebraska resident, and property or operation located in Nebraska.
• Started in 1990, the loan pool was originally capitalized with $10
  million in oil overcharge funds which were returned to the state
  through court orders from over-pricing in the 1970’s and early 80’s.
  Currently the loan pool is $36 million
• There are over 600 lender locations across the state eligible to make
  loans under this program.
• Since the programs inception these loans have financed over $200
  million in energy efficiency improvements in all 93 Nebraska
  counties.
    Efficiency Improvement Projects which
    can be funded using the Loan Program
•    Air Sealing – Caulking Weatherstripping
•    Seal Ductwork
•    Insulation
•    Heating and Cooling Equipment
•    Lighting Retrofits
•    Roofing and Siding, as part of an Insulation Project
•    Window and Door Replacement
•    Energy Efficient Appliances
•    Energy Efficient Office Equipment
•    Wind, Solar, and Fuel Cell Projects ($5,000/kWh – Max $25k)
     (above this point, in approximate order of energy savings/improvement dollar)

•    Waste Minimization Projects                   2.5%, $750,000 Loan Limit
•    Irrigation projects                          For Commercial and Industrial
•    No-Till Farm Equipment                           Building Improvements.
•    Grain Dryers
•    Alternate Fuel Vehicle Projects                             You may not commit
•    Telecommunication Equipment                                  or obligate yourself to
•    Construction – New Energy Star, 5 Star Plus,                 a project prior to NEO
             Single Family detached homes – 2.5%                  approval.
    Why $5,000 per kW on Renewable Loans?
•   AWEA small wind manf’s enlisted for info on installed pricing, PV pricing reviewed
    from adds and the web, and tax credit limits reviewed ($3,000 per kW on Fuel Cells).
    $5,000/kW exceeded all pricing and limits information and should cover all costs.
ECONOMICS:
Consider a 4 kW system - $20,000 cost - $26,000 loan eligible – 1 kW per hour average
1 kW/hr X 365 days/year X 24 hr/day X $0.0658/kWh = $576.408/year
$20,000 divided by $576.408/year = 35 year simple payback (no interested calculated)
                                  = 84 year payback when including 2.5% interest
30% tax credit, $20,000 => $14,000 => 24 year simple payback
                                       38 year payback @ 2.5% interest
$4,000 per kW => $16,000 system => 28 year simple payback
                                     49 year payback when including 2.5% interest
                                     19 year simple with 30% tax credit
                                     27 year payback w/30% & 2.5% interest
$3,000 per kW => $12,000 system => 21 year simple payback
                                     30 year payback when including 2.5% interest
                                     15 year simple with 30% tax credit
                                     19 year payback w/30% & 2.5% interest
                                                                                 What size of Renewable?
Utility Bill kWh ÷ Days/Month ÷ Hours/Day = kWh/hour



                                                                                 5
                                                                                                                         Cooling
                                                                                                                         Heating
                                                            AVERAGE kWh / hour


                                                                                                                         Total
                                                                                 4



                                                                                 3                                SUMMER RATES


                                                                                                                                                GEO Heat
                                                                                                                                                 & H20
                                                                                 2


                                                                                                                    SOLAR
                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                  WIND
                                                                                             Lights
                                                                                               &
                                                                                             Other                   Hot Water
                                                                                 0
                                                                                     0   1    2       3   4   5      6       7     8   9   10   11    12
                                                                                                                  MONTH
                                                       Reduction of overall building load – lights – insulation- heating & cooling equipt.
                                                       What kind of heat? Hot water? Other that’s not electric? Summer/Winter Rates?
                                                       This particular chart is for a home with gas heat-gas hot water-air conditioning.
                                                         Smallest kWh/hour X 4 – Maybe a small amount larger, i.e. summer rates.
                     Energy Codes
        What is the                          What is the
     LEAST EFFICIENT                      LEAST EFFICIENT
       Home you can                      HVAC system you can
        LEGALLY                              LEGALLY
          build?                               install?

 One that just meets the                One that just meets the
       energy code!                           energy code!
Energy Codes are minimum requirements, and should not be viewed as standards,
             but as something that one should strive to EXCEED.
            Energy Codes
• The energy office reviews each new version of
  the energy code as it becomes available.
• Results of those reviews are available on the
  Energy Office web site, www.neo.ne.gov.
• 2006 & 2009 International Energy
  Conservation Code (IECC) vs 2003 IECC
  (current code). Stringency-2006, then 03, 09.
Energy Statistics
Energy Statistics



                       Double




                       Triple

                    4 to 5 times
                                     Hours at Temperature                                         Nebraska
                                  Denver   Casper   Rapid City   Sioux City   Topeka    Omaha                          Phoenix   Fairbanks   Honolulu
                                                                                                   Average
                                   CO       WY         SD            IA         KS       NE                              AZ         AK         HA
              Temperature Range                                                                  (Incl OMA)
              -35 to -30             0        0              0            0         0        0             0                 0         121          0
              -30 to -25             0        0              0            0         0        0             0                 0         126          0
              -25 to -20             1        2              1            0         0        0             1                 0         159          0
              -20 to -15             0        3              5            2         0        0             2                 0         206          0
              -15 to -10             1       15             10           14         0        6             8   34            0         270          0
              -10 to -5              6       30             46           38         2       21            24                 0         332          0
DESIGN -1      -5 to 0             22        45             79           73        10       54            47                 0         401          0
                0 to 5             36        73            128           97        28       88            75  277            0         401          0
                5 to 10            78       116            194          152        58      127           121                 0         379          0
Ave Low 11     10 to 15           119       200            246          247       105      180           183                 0         401          0
 Mid Jan.      15 to 20           216       324            273          361       173      261           268                 0         447          0
               20 to 25           359       495            420          468       280      374           399                 0         457          0
               25 to 30           553       683            594          595       500      521           574                 8         455          0
               30 to 35           721       806            742          732       681      683           728                57         495          0
               35 to 40           717       831            694          642       654      672           702 6282          182         409          0
               40 to 45           692       782            675          550       601      584           647 Heating       391         429          0
               45 to 50           704       670            621          523       581      567           611               540         513          0
               50 to 55           678       606            632          527       590      527           593               659         637          0
               55 to 60           731       642            665          575       707      544           644               769         658          6
               60 to 65           783       592            656          642       625      637           656               767         515        122
               65 to 70           684       532            590          701       729      743           663  663          776         361        722
               70 to 75           549       423            488          618       723      703           584               762         202       2789
               75 to 80           437       347            370          507       649      579           482 Cooling       774         118       3458
 Late July     80 to 85           332       283            275          365       490      435           363 1842          798          54       1552
 Ave HI 90     85 to 90           236       201            198          207       334      263           240               698          14        117
DESIGN 92      90 to 95           103        66            108           97       214      134           120  174          611           1          1
               95 to 100           10         3             52           26       110       45            41               507           0          0
             100 to 105              1        0             10            4        34       14            11   53          324           0          0
             105 to 110              0        0              1            1         7        1             2               129           0          0
             110 to 115              0        0              0            0         0        0             0                15           0          0
              Total Hours =      8769      8770           8773         8764      8885     8763          8787 9325         8767        8561       8767
           Hours per year (365 x 24) = 8760
Public Information
                                  Tax Credits
                       – I am NOT a tax consultant!

•   Tax credits are available for owners of residential property for their own home. 30%
    of the cost of the qualifying improvements, up to a one time maximum of $1500, with
    the exception that there is no limit for geothermal and certain renewable energy.
    ( See - IRS Form 5695 )
•   $1.80 per square foot tax deduction is available for commercial buildings, $0.60 for
    Building Envelope, $0.60 for Lighting, and $0.60 for HVAC and Hot Water. ( IRS –
    Forms 1120, 1120-S, 1065 - “Other Deductions” ) (179D Property)
     –   Designer may claim on Government and Non-Profit buildings -
•   Commercial Tax Credit or GRANT for Geothermal heating & cooling and certain
    renewable energy option – 30% - U.S. Department of Treasury.
• Please enlist the services of a tax consultant or the IRS for
  further information (www.irs.gov).

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    Click on “NE” from the map, also click on “See Federal Incentives”
www.dsireusa.org
www.dsireusa.org
  Federal Incentives
www.dsireusa.org
Renewable Energy Grant
 www.dsireusa.org
Business Investment Tax Credit
      Home Energy Rating System
              (HERS)
The Energy Office was at one time a
  HERS provider for Nebraska
  raters, and was instrumental in
  bringing the HERS program to
  Nebraska. The HERS rating is
  one of the most accurate means
  of measuring a home’s energy
  load, and is the only means of
  qualifying an Energy Star home. It
  is required for certain federal tax
  credits. A HERS rating typically
  costs in the neighborhood of $300
  to $600, and is one of the best
  tools to determine where energy
  dollars can be saved in an existing
  home.
                        Other
• $2000 Contractor tax credit for Energy Star homes.
• Rentals have been missed by tax credits.
• 2x4 vs 2x6 Construction
• Energy Truss – Ice Dams – Foam for existing.
• HVAC Sizing.
• Duct Sealing – 09 Duct Blaster Requirement.
• NEO Green Building Program - drawings available on
  web for affordable homes.
• If you can think of a way to save energy, you will pay for
  that improvement – implementation/pay utility bill.
The Future – www.iter.org
                         GOALS
• Maximize the efficient use of traditional energy resources
• Encourage Nebraskans to adopt energy efficiency
  through low-cost financing
• Encourage the development and use of renewable
  energy resources
• Advise the executive and legislative branches of state
  government on energy policy and security

  bruce(dot)hauschild@nebraska(dot)gov   402-471-3351

				
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