Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) HVAC rebate
As part of SRP's response to COVID-19, we are offering a rebate on specific UVGI technologies that can help make company facilities safer.
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Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms. The light breaks nucleic acid (DNA and/or RNA) bonds. As a result, cells can’t function properly and virus particles aren’t able to replicate.
Check out the UVGI fact sheet.
Signature Series Zoom Webinar
On Sept. 30, 2020, SRP hosted a free webinar to explain what UVGI for HVAC systems is and why the CDC has recommended this method to help make your company’s facilities safer. The webinar also explains how you can get the rebate!
Please note: The return air stream, supply air stream and mixed air stream are now all considered eligible installation locations for rebates.
Download the webinar presentation.
How does UVGI work with HVAC systems?
UVGI can be used not only to disinfect surfaces but also air. To do this, UV lamps are installed in the HVAC system in the main air stream or at the HVAC coils, after primary filtration.
How it works:
- A UV light is installed in the ductwork.
- The light kills viruses, bacteria and fungi by damaging their DNA/RNA.
- Air that receives a sufficient dose of UV radiation is disinfected.
- Systems designed specifically for coil defouling are not eligible. Please refer to ASHRAE's Filtration/Disinfection COVID-19 webpages for "UV-C In-Duct Air Disinfection" guidelines.
Other precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should still be followed.
How do I get my rebate?
Receive $30 per ton of HVAC capacity, which must be installed in either the supply, return or mixed air stream of the HVAC unit. Contact us if you have questions about qualifying technologies.
- Contact your Strategic Energy Manager to get started.
- Contractors: New construction projects and retrofits are eligible.
- This is a non-lighting rebate program.
- The UVGI system installed must supply a sufficient UV-C dose to inactivate airborne pathogens. Systems designed for coil disinfection do not supply a sufficient dose of radiation for air disinfection and are not eligible for this incentive.