PGW EnergySense Grants

Posted by on June 17, 2013

Applicants may receive up to $75,000 in grants from PGW for eligible natural gas efficiency projects

Philadelphia Gas Works newest energy efficiency program is now accepting applications from multi-family residential, commercial and industrial customers seeking to increase the energy efficiency of their properties. Part of its EnergySense portfolio of energy efficiency programs, PGW’s Efficient Building grants can provide up to $75,000 per project for eligible building energy upgrades that conserve natural gas and meet published high efficiency criteria. Interested PGW customers can download the application by visiting

The Efficient Building grants are designed to encourage customers to install higher efficiency equipment.
PGW will consider all applications from customers that are focused on conserving natural gas by making
investments that improve the overall energy efficiency of their facilities. Eligible measures include:
– Space heating equipment, including natural gas boilers, furnaces, radiant or infrared heating systems
or stack economizers.
– Natural gas domestic hot water equipment upgrades and installation of piping insulation to exposed
pipes and low-flow showerheads or faucet aerators.
– Building envelope and shell improvements including air sealing, insulation and fenestration retrofits.
– High efficiency process equipment or waste heat recovery systems.

“Our EnergySense Efficient Building grants are completely focused on supporting comprehensive
improvements to commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings,” said Elliott Gold, the manager of PGW’s
EnergySense efficiency programs. “It’s in line with our broader EnergySense goal of enabling customers to
improve the way they manage their natural gas use, and save energy and money while doing so.

Successful program applicants can receive technical assistance and customized grants for cost-effective
gas-saving investments including high-efficiency heating system replacements, improved system controls
and building thermal performance enhancements. The program will also assist participants in arranging
financing for the balance of project costs through partnerships with third-party lenders.

Interested applicants must complete and submit their application no later than 5 p.m., local time, on July 16,

Through its EnergySense initiative, PGW aims to improve the way businesses and homes use natural gas,
preserving finite resources, including the environment, while reducing natural gas bills for customers and
directly benefiting the bottom-line of local employers. More information is available at

Founded in 1836, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country. It manages a distribution system of approximately 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes supplying approximately 500,000 customers. PGW’s operations are managed by a nonprofit corporation, the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC). More information about the company is available at

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