Utility Cost Reduction Projects that loan candidates propose
must comply with the following program and eligibility requirements.
(1) Loan candidates must own and occupy the buildings
where the proposed projects will take place.
(2) Eligible projects may include one or more of the
following Utility Cost Reduction Measures:
(A) indoor and outdoor lighting projects;
(B) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment
(C) electrical distribution equipment;
(D) building shell improvements;
(E) energy management systems;
(F) energy recovery systems, including systems that
generate electricity on-site;
(G) alternate/renewable energy systems;
(H) load management devices;
(I) water systems and waste water systems energy conservation
(J) geothermal equipment;
(K) indoor and outdoor water conservation projects;
(L) commissioning; and
(M) other cost-effective energy efficiency or water
conservation enhancements, demand, or rate-based measures that the
LoanSTAR Program has approved.
(3) Eligible Utility Cost Reduction Measures must:
(A) be permanently affixed to the building or permanently
installed on the site;
(B) have a demonstrated track record of cost-effectiveness;
(C) be commercially available. Experimental or research-related
technologies that are not commercially available are ineligible; and
(D) be recommended in a Utility Assessment Report that
is prepared by a State of Texas licensed professional engineer.