Requirements and Specifications

This measure applies to both existing buildings and new construction.

Pre conditions:
Qualifying Heat Pump Upgrade applications have the following building characteristics:

  • 50,000 square feet or less conditioned building area,
  • Electric heat (gas is not eligible), and
  • There are no pre-condition requirements for new construction projects.

Post conditions:
Installed Heat Pumps must meet the following requirements:

  • Less than 20 tons of cooling capacity,
  • Be an air to air heat pump system, and
  • Meets all applicable CEE Tier 1 or Tier 2 performance specifications (e.g., both EER and IEER).


Heat Pump, less than 6 tons$1,000.00 per installed heat pump, up to 50% of total project cost.
Heat Pump, 6-20 tons$200.00 per ton, up to 50% of total project cost.