Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Whole Building Design Incentives offer a comprehensive approach to energy-efficiency improvements and high-performance building design on nonresidential projects. Our Systems Approach Incentives are for projects that don’t require LEED certification. Whether it’s a major renovation or new building, DTE Energy can help you create a solid energy-wise foundation to build on.
New construction and major renovation projects must involve facility improvements that result in measurable or verifiable electrical savings (kWh) and/or natural gas energy savings (Mcf) that exceed the requirements set forth in ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, LEED or that exceed local building codes, whichever is more stringent.
Learn more about LEED and Design Review Assistance.
Incentives are based on three levels of LEED certification. Through this program, new construction and major renovation projects may include any one of the following:
The LEED Whole Building Approach provides an option for customers to receive a one-time $1,500 Assistance Incentive to help pay for LEED certification. Download the Program Catalog for more information; download the Program Application to apply for the incentive.
This approach is most appropriate for less complex projects, those whose systems are designed at different times, and for projects in which consideration for energy efficiency occurs later in the design phase. Pre-determined incentives are available in the following categories: lighting power density, HVAC – gas and electric, process electric, miscellaneous—gas and electric, and food service—gas and electric.
New Construction and Major Renovation Program:
Questions? Please contact us:
Contact the Energy Efficiency Program for Business at 866.796.0512. or
PO Box 11289
Detroit, MI 48211
This web page provides a general program overview only. For full program specifications and requirements, please see the Energy Efficiency Program for Business Program Policies and Procedures* and our FAQs. The Policies and Procedures document outlines the rules and processes that govern the program. Applicants must follow the program rules as detailed in this document and the accompanying application. By signing the application agreement form, the customer agrees to all rules and requirements in place on the date of signature.