Commercial New Construction

  • Earn rebate between $3,000 and $25,000 for new commercial construction built 10-25% above state code

Building a new, efficient commercial property? If so, you could be eligible for cash rebates for your energy-efficiency investments. Rebates are awarded based on percentage of savings and square footage, per the chart below.

Performance Tier % Savings Over Code Less Than 25,000 sqft Greater Than or Equal to 25,000 sqft
1 10% $3,000 $10,000
2 15% $5,000 $15,000
3 20% $7,000 $20,000
4 25% $9,000 $25,000

Eligibility and required documentation

  • Commercial rebates are available to all LG&E and KU electric commercial customers who contribute to Demand Side Management as part of their monthly bill. Businesses must operate for a minimum of 1,800 hours annually. 
  • New building construction must have been completed (building is ready for occupancy) on or after November 14, 2014. Additionally, the LG&E or KU account must have been established in the customer’s name on or after November 14, 2014.
  • New construction rebates are awarded to business facilities that are built to a certain percentage above the current state building code. For the latest state building codes, please visit
  • If facility qualifies, customer may apply for and receive rebates for New Construction and LEED New Construction categories.  

  • Required documentation includes:
    • Documentation that supports savings claims above code. Examples include modeling inputs and/or outputs that support savings claims above code or other types of documentation from designer, architect or engineer stating what was installed to support the savings goal.
    • Full set of design drawings
    • Square footage of building 

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Be sure to have your account number and tax ID or social security number handy. Contractors, vendors and energy service companies may apply by phone.


LG&E and KU Energy LLC reserves the right to revise program requirements and incentive levels at any time. Incentives are subject to availability.