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Clean Energy Financing for Commercial Property

Eligible Projects

Energy Efficiency Products

Renewable Energy Systems

Water Conservation Systems

The following set of charts show the product categories, specifications and testing requirements needed for your project to qualify for PACE financing through Arkansas Advanced Energy Equity Progam (A2E2). This list is not exclusive, but rather representative of many of the types of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation measures that qualify. If your specific project and/or energy related improvement is not listed here, it may still qualify if verified by program administrator as having an economic benefit equal to or greater than the cost of the project, per the Arkansas PACE statute. If there are any questions regarding exact models or specifications, please contact us for more information.

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Energy Efficiency Products
Product Eligibility Specifications Max. Term
Air Sealing and Weatherization Contractors should follow the Building Performance Institute ("BPI") standards, Energy Star guidelines and/or ASHRAE 62.2-7 2007 Ventilation Standards for air sealing and weatherization.

It is mandatory that air sealing levels are measured by a blower door test before and after improvements are made. A copy of the blower door test results (CFM50) before and after improvements are installed must be included with the Completion Certificate. Mechanical ventilation should be installed if natural ventilation is below the minimum levels specified in ASHRAE 62.2-7 2007 Ventilation Standards.

10 years
Insulation Attic Energy Star labeled and R-30 minimum required in open attic; cathedral ceilings will vary. 20 years
Wall Energy Star labeled and R-19 minimum, or fill wall cavity (e.g., for 2x4, R-13 will fill wall cavity) 20 years
Floor (over unconditioned space) Energy Star labeled and R-19 minimum 20 years
Perimeter (foundation) R-10 minimum 20 years
Ducts (in unconditioned space) R-6 minimum 20 years
Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers Foil type radiant barriers are recommended. Ventilation and moisture control requirements should be considered. 20 years
Cool Roof and Wall Systems Cool Roof
  1. Roofing products including liquid coatings must comply with all mandatory measures. The roofing products manufacturer must have its roofing product listed in the CRRC's Rated Product Directory (see http://www.coolroofs.org) OR, for steep sloped roofs only, be an approved Above-Sheathing Ventilation (ASV) metal roofing product whose manufacturer has provided sufficient evidence of energy savings equivalent to the minimum solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements set forth below.
  2. Roofing products must at a minimum meet the following solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements. In the case of liquid roofing products, the overall final roof assembly or surface, with the product applied, must meet these requirements
    steep sloped applications Initial* Aged*
    minimum solar reflectance 0.25 0.2
    minimum thermal emittance 0.75 0.75
    low sloped applications Initial* Aged*
    minimum solar reflectance 0.65 0.5
    minimum thermal emittance 0.75 0.75
  3. Any project involving roofing may be subject to additional code compliance requirements. The project stakeholder is fully and solely responsible to meet any such additional requirements.
    *"Initial" is the score for that product when it is newly installed. "Aged" is the score for that product after it has been installed on the roof for three years.
  4. Green roofs, also known as ‘vegetated roofs’ or ‘living roofs’— are ballasted roofs consisting of a waterproofing membrane, growing medium (soil) and vegetation (plants) overlying a traditional roof. Well-designed, engineered and maintained green roofs provide multiple benefits in stormwater management, reduced building energy use and urban heat island effect, increase in biodiversity with urban habitat for plants and animals such as birds and insects, as well as extending roof longevity.
20 years
Cool Wall Cool Wall Products must meet the following specifications in order to be eligible for A2E2 financing. Only Cool Wall products approved by A2E2 will be eligible for financing. 20 years
Space Heating, Ventilation,and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Programmable Thermostat Shipped with a default energy saving program that is capable of maintaining two separate programs (to address the different comfort needs of weekdays and weekends) and four temperature settings or more for each day. 15 years
Duct Sealing A HERS test is required for duct replacement or repair. A copy of the CF6R Form will be required as part of the Completion Certificate. Total CFM leakage should be less than 6%. Contractors should follow Energy Star guidelines 20 years
Boiler On Energy Star Qualified list ( ≥ 85% AFUE). 20 years
High Efficiency Furnace On Energy Star Qualified list: Natural Gas or Propane (≥ 90% AFUE). 15 years
Whole House Fan Must be included on the Edison Qualifying Product List. 20 years
Attic Fan Fan must have controls (thermostat). Fan opening must be properly insulated and sealed in winter. Solar-powered fans are allowed. 15 years
Ceiling Fan Must be on Energy Star Qualified list. 10 years
Other Ventilating Fans On Energy Star Qualified list.
Airflow (cfm) Minimum Efficacy
(in cubic feet of airflow per
minute per watt (cfm/W))
Range Hoods – up to cfm (max) 2.8
Bathroom and Utility Room Fans – 10 to 89 cfm 1.4
Bathroom and Utility Room Fans – 90 to 500 cfm (max) 2.8
In-Line (single-port & multi-port) Fans 2.8
10 years
Air Source Heat Pumps On Energy Star Qualified and AHRI lists:
  • Split systems: ≥ 8.2 HSPF, ≥12 EER and ≥ 14.5 SEER
  • Packaged systems: ≥ 8 HSPF, ≥11 EER and ≥ 14 SEER
The AHRI Number for the system must be provided to ensure the system meets Energy Star and AHRI minimum values.
15 years
Ground Source Heat Pumps On Energy Star Qualified list:

As of January 1, 2011:

  • Closed Loop (water to air): ≥ 16.1 EER and ≥ 3.5 COP
  • Open Loop (water to air): ≥ 18.2 EER and ≥ 3.8 COP
  • Closed Loop (water to water): ≥ 15.1 EER and ≥ 3.0 COP
  • Open Loop (water to water): ≥ 19.1 EER and ≥ 3.4 COP
  • DGX (Direct Expansion): ≥ 16.0 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
As of January 1, 2012:
  • Closed Loop (water to air): ≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
  • Open Loop (water to air): ≥ 21.1 EER and ≥ 4.1 COP
  • Closed Loop (water to water): ≥ 16.1 EER and ≥ 3.1 COP
  • Open Loop (water to water): ≥ 20.1 EER and ≥ 3.5 COP
  • DGX (Direct Expansion): ≥ 16.0 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
15 years
Radiant Heating and Cooling (floor, wall, and ceiling) Radiant systems must be powered by a qualified heat pump (electric or gas-fired, or ground-source), efficient gas boiler, or solar system (not by electric resistance). 15 years
Central Air Conditioner On Energy Star Qualified and AHRI lists:
  • Split systems: ≥12 EER and ≥14.5 SEER
  • Packaged systems: ≥11 EER and ≥14 SEER
Replacement of existing system only. No new cooling systems.

The AHRI Number for the system must be provided to ensure the system meets Energy Star and AHRI minimum values.

15 years
Evaporative Cooler Must be included on the Southern California Edison Qualified Product list.

Must be permanently installed through the wall or on the roof. Window installed evaporative coolers are not eligible.

Must have separate ducting system—independent of the air conditioning and heating duct system.

Can be single stage or two stage system that:

  1. Has UL recognized electrical components;
  2. Comes with a water quality management system that provides positive removal of sump water on a regular interval (a bleed system is not allowed);
  3. Have a single duct or multi ducted distribution system;
  4. Have either:
    1. A multi-function manual control switch, which offers high and low fan speed, pump on or off and the unit control of on or off; or
    2. A thermostat specifically designed for evaporative coolers, which automatically control the unit operation based on the indoor temperature, fan speed, and pump operation. The automatic thermostat must be mounted remotely from the cooler. Pressure relief dampers are required.
10 years
ECM Motor The ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) or frictionless fan motor may not be financed for longer than the remaining useful life of the forced air unit in which it is installed in. 10 years
Water Heating Gas Condensing Water Heater On Energy Star Qualified list or ≥ 0.8 EF 10 years
Natural Gas Storage Water Heater On Energy Star Qualified list: (≥ 0.67 EF) 10 years
Tankless (Demand) Water Heater On Energy Star Qualified list ( ≥ 0.82 EF) 20 years
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater On Energy Star Qualified list (≥ 2.0 EF) 15 years
Windows, Skylights, and Doors Exterior Windows Energy Star labeled (≤ 0.35 U Factor and ≤ 0.30 SHGC)

Replacement windows only; no newly created windows. A copy of the NFRC label will be required with the Completion Certificate.

20 years
Doors Energy Star labeled:
  • Opaque ≤0.21 U Factor and no required rating for SHGC,
  • ≤ ½-lite ≤0.27 U-Factor and ≤0.30 SHGC
  • ½-lite ≤.32 U-Factor and ≤0.30 SHGC
A copy of the NFRC label will be required with the Completion Certificate.
20 years
Skylights Energy Star labeled (U Factor ≤ 0.57 and SHGC ≤ 0.30)

Replacement skylights only, no new skylights.

A copy of the NFRC label will be required with the Completion Certificate.

20 years
Window Film Spectrally selective window films. ≥70% visible light transmission recommended.

Must provide NFRC label or product sheet with the Completion Certificate.

10 years
Pool Equipment High Efficiency Pool Circulating Pump and Motor Replace existing pool pump and motor with energy-efficient variable-speed pool pump on a single family residence pool.

It is recommended that pump motor be premium rated efficiency (NEMA).

May include add on of efficient pool filter which does not use backwashing. Proof of efficiency/no backwashing must be provided.

10 years
Natural Gas Pool Heater On Palm Desert Set to Save Qualifying Product List (Thermal efficiency ≥ 84%) 10 years
Lighting Measures Indoor Fixtures On Energy Star Qualified list. Must be permanently installed. 10 years

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