Qualifying Equipment

  • Commercial foodservice equipment must meet minimum energy-efficiency specifications to qualify. 

  • To qualify for a discount for gas equipment, the customer must be served by Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas or North Shore Gas. 

  • To qualify for a discount for electric equipment, the customer must be served by ComEd®.

  • Program criteria are subject to change.

Discounts

Discount amounts are per unit (fryer vat, broiler deck, steamer compartment, etc.). Full amounts for a given model can be confirmed in the Qualified Products List below.

EQUIPMENT

DISCOUNTS UP TO...

Conveyor broilers

$3,000

Kitchen ventilation

$2,500

Combination ovens

$2,000

Rack ovens

$2,000

Steam cookers

$2,000

Conveyor ovens

$1,500

Dishwashers

$1,500

Charbroilers

$1,000

Door-type dishwashers

$750

Fryers

$750

Griddles

$600

Convection ovens

$500

Rotisserie ovens

$500

Infrared salamanders

$500

Ice machines

$300

Hot food holding cabinets

$300

Undercounter dishwashers

$300

Pasta cookers

$200

Freezers

$200

Wrapping machines

$150

Refrigerators

$75

Pre-rinse spray valves

$25

Qualifying Models

A full list of qualifying models and discount amounts can be seen in the Qualified Products List. This list can be sorted by manufacturer, model, and other criteria.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Specifications
Gas Equipment

SPECIFICATION – GAS EQUIPMENT

UNIT  (U)

INCENTIVE  (I)

COOKING EQUIPMENT

Broiler: Charbroiler (underfired)

Charbroiler must use infrared (IR) burners

U: Broiler

I: $1,000

Broiler: Conveyor

Conveyor broiler models (conveyor width < 22-inches) must have a tested idle rate ≤ 40,000 Btu/h utilizing ASTM Standard F2239.


Conveyor broiler models (conveyor width ≥ 22-inches and ≤ 28-inches) must have a tested idle energy rate of ≤ 60,000 Btu/h utilizing ASTM Standard F2239.


Conveyor broiler models (conveyor width > 28-inches) must have a tested idle energy rate of ≤ 70,000 Btu/h utilizing ASTM Standard F2239 and must have a maximum input rate less than 80,000 Btu/h or a dual stage or modulating gas valve with a capability of throttling the input rate below 80,000 Btu/h.


Conveyor broiler must have a catalyst.

U: Broiler

I: $2,000 for broilers < 22" conveyor width

$2,500 for broilers with 22-28" conveyor width

$3,000 for broilers > 28" conveyor width

Broiler: Overfired/Upright

Broiler must use infrared (IR) burners

U: Broiler Deck

I: $500

Broiler: Salamander

Broiler must use infrared (IR) burners

U: Salamander

I: $500

Fryer

ENERGY STAR® rated Fryer with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 50% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 9,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F1361.

 

ENERGY STAR rated Large Vat Fryer with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 50% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 12,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F2144.

U: Fryer Vat

I: $750

Griddle

ENERGY STAR rated with a Heavy Load Cooking Efficiency ≥ 38% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 2,650 Btu/h per square foot of cooking surface, using ASTM standard F1275 for standard griddles and ASTM standard F1605 for double-sided griddles.

U: Griddle

I: $500

Oven: Combination

ENERGY STAR rated with steam mode cooking efficiency ≥ 41% and Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 200P+6,511; and convection mode cooking efficiency ≥ 56% and Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 150P+5,425, using ASTM standard F2861. P = number of steam pans (oven capacity).

U: Oven

I: $2,000

Oven: Convection

ENERGY STAR rated with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 46% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 12,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F1496.

U: Oven Cavity

I: $500

Oven: Conveyor

Cooking efficiency ≥ 42% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 57,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F1817.

U: Oven Deck

I: $1,500

Oven: Rack

ENERGY STAR rated Single-Rack Ovens with a Baking Efficiency ≥ 48% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 25,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F2093.

 

ENERGY STAR rated Double-Rack Ovens with a Baking Efficiency ≥ 52% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 30,000 Btu/h, using ASTM standard F2093.

U: Oven

I: $1000 for Single Rack Ovens

$2000 for Double Rack Ovens

Oven: Rotisserie

Rotisserie must use infrared (IR) burners

U: Rotisserie

I: $500

Pasta Cooker

Pasta Cooker must be new.

U: Pasta Cooker

I: $200

Steam Cooker

ENERGY STAR rated with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 38%, using ASTM standard F1484.

U: Steam Compartment

I: $2,000

SANITATION

High Temperature Commercial Dishwasher

Qualifying models must meet ENERGY STAR water consumption and idle energy rate for high-temperature sanitizing dishwashers. Dual-temperature machines must meet these criteria as well as the low-temperature machine criteria.

Undercounter type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.86 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 0.5 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Stationary door type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.89 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 0.7 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Single tank rack conveyor type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.70 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 1.5 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Multi tank rack conveyor type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.54 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 2.25 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

U: Dishwasher

I: $300 for undercounter units

$750 for door-type units

$1,500 for rack conveyor units

Low Temperature Commercial Dishwasher

Qualifying models must meet ENERGY STAR water consumption and idle energy rate for low-temperature sanitizing dishwashers. Dual-temperature machines must meet these criteria as well as the high-temperature machine criteria.

Undercounter type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 1.19 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 0.5 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Stationary door type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 1.18 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 0.6 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Single tank rack conveyor type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.79 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 1.5 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

Multi tank rack conveyor type machines must have a tested water consumption of ≤ 0.54 gallons/rack and an idle energy rate (kW) of ≤ 2.0 per the ENERGY STAR test method.

U: Dishwasher

I: $200 for undercounter units

$500 for door-type units

$1,000 for rack conveyor units

Pre-rinse Spray Valve

Pre-rinse spray valves must meet WaterSense specifications and have a tested flow rate of ≤ 1 gallons per minute (GPM) or less, utilizing ASTM F2324

U: Spray Valve

I: $25

Other

Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation

Installation of new or retrofit controls that vary the ventilation based on cooking load. Control system must include: Temperature sensor in the hood exhaust collar and/or an optic or IR sensor in the hood reservoir; variable speed drive on the exhaust fan that will vary the rate of exhaust to what is needed; variable speed drive on the make-up air unit, or other modification to reduce make-up air equivalent to exhaust air reduction.

U: DCKV System

I: $2,500

Electric Equipment

SPECIFICATION – ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

UNIT  (U)

INCENTIVE  (I)

COOKING EQUIPMENT

Fryer

ENERGY STAR rated with a Heavy Load Cooking Efficiency ≥ 70% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 320 W per square foot of cooking surface, using ASTM standard F1275 for standard griddles and ASTM standard F1605 for double-sided griddles.

U: Griddle

I: $600

Hot Food Holding Cabinet

ENERGY STAR rated half-size cabinets (< 13 ft³) with an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 21.5 W per cubic foot volume, using ASTM standard F2140.

ENERGY STAR rated full-size cabinets (between 13 and 28 ft³) with an Idle Energy Consumption Rate (≤ 2V + 254) W, using ASTM standard F2140.

ENERGY STAR rated banquet-size cabinets (≥ 28 ft³) with an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ (3.8 V + 203.5) W, using ASTM standard F2140.

U: Cabinet

I: $300

Oven: Combination

Griddle

ENERGY STAR rated Fryer with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 83% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 800 W, using ASTM standard F1361.

 

ENERGY STAR rated Large Vat Fryer with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 80% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 1,100 W, using ASTM standard F2144.

U: Fryer Vat

I: $600

ENERGY STAR rated with steam mode cooking efficiency ≥ 55% and Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 200P+6,511; and convection mode cooking efficiency ≥ 76% and Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 150P+5,425, using ASTM standard F2861. P = number of steam pans (oven capacity).

U: Oven

I: $2,000

Oven: Convection

ENERGY STAR rated full-size ovens with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 71% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 1.6kW, using ASTM standard F1496.

ENERGY STAR rated half-size ovens with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 71% and an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 1.0 kW, using ASTM standard F1496.

U: Oven Cavity

I: $600

Steam Cooker

ENERGY STAR rated with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 50%, using ASTM standard F1484.

U: Steam Compartment

I: $1,500

OTHER

On-demand Hand Wrap Machine

Handwrap machine must use either a mechanical or optical sensor to activate the heating element.

U: Machine

I: $150

REFRIGERATION

Solid Door Refrigerator

Refrigeration system must be built in (packaged); model must meet ENERGY STAR V4.0 specification, using ASHRAE standard 72.

U: Refrigerator

I: $75

Glass Door Refrigerator

Refrigeration system must be built in (packaged); model must meet ENERGY STAR V4.0 specification, using ASHRAE standard 72.

U: Refrigerator

I: $75

Solid Door Freezer

Refrigeration system must be built in (packaged); model must meet ENERGY STAR V4.0 specification, using ASHRAE standard 72.

U: Freezer

I: $200

Glass Door Freezer

Refrigeration system must be built in (packaged); model must meet ENERGY STAR V4.0 specification, using ASHRAE standard 72.

U: Freezer

I: $200

Ice Machines

Qualifying models must meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 OR CEE Tier 2 advanced tier performance criteria using AHRI standard 810. Only air-cooled machines qualify. Machines that qualify for both standards will be rebated at the CEE Tier 2 level.

U: Ice Maker

I: $150 for ENERGY STAR units

$300 for CEE Tier 2 Advanced units

This offering is funded by ComEd®, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas customers in compliance with state law.