RI Rebounds Energy Efficiency Program


We are excited to announce that Rhode Island Commerce is now accepting applications for the new RI Rebounds Energy Efficiency Program.

The RI Rebounds Energy Efficiency Program is a statewide effort to assist small businesses reduce their energy costs by implementing measures that improve energy efficiency. This initiative will support small businesses recover from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including rising energy costs experienced in 2020-2021. 

This program will reimburse small businesses up to $10,000 for energy efficiency measures implemented as the result of an energy efficiency audit. 

Businesses with under $2 million in gross annual revenues are eligible for reimbursement if they implement the following energy efficiency measures:

  • LED lighting upgrades and controls
  • Cooler/refrigeration controls
  • Programmable Wi-Fi thermostats
  • Air sealing and building insulation
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Water saving devices
  • Boiler and hot water controls
  • Roof top unit controls
  • Pumps and efficient motors
  • Custom equipment and controls
  • Electric panel upgrades
  • Removal knob-and-tube wiring
  • Improvements to ventilation:
    • Purchasing and installing a higher-grade filter within an existing air handling unit
    • Central HVAC installation, repair, or balancing
    • HVAC UVGI system installation
    • Adding a portable fan filter unit (PFFU)
    • HRV system installation, repair, or balancing
    • Adding an indoor air purifier

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on eligibility requirements and where to apply, please visit our website:


If you have questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (401)521-HELP or email us at Jamie.Bova@commerce.ri.gov or Silvana.Mercado@commerce.ri.gov