Custom Projects

Custom Projects

Commercial buildings often have highly complex and unique systems and variable operations. For this reason, many commercial energy efficiency opportunities are best approached as custom projects. For these complex projects, Inland has Customer Service Engineers on hand to support you in identifying custom project opportunities for retrofit and new construction.

Custom projects follow 5 basic steps

1. Proposal development

Inland works with you to develop a custom project proposal, including estimated energy savings, project cost, and measurement & verification (M&V) plan. A custom project proposal is not strictly required for every project, but it is often a good idea. The Customer Service Engineer is available to provide technical expertise during proposal development.

2. Proposal submittal

Inland submits the proposals to Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for review and approval.

3. Project implementation

Inland works with you and necessary trade allies to complete the project. BPA's trade ally networks are on hand to support identification of trade allies that can serve projects effectively. Note that the order and purchase date of the equipment must be after BPA approval of the custom project proposal (if applicable). 

4. Project close-out

The measurement and verification (M&V) are completed and the custom project completion report is prepared. The Customer Service Engineer is available to provide M&V expertise during the project close-out and can help fill out the necessary completion report.

5. Project completion

Inland submits the completion report to BPA for review and acceptance. Final payment from BPA to Inland is based on the accepted completion report data. 

How to Apply

Please contact an Energy Services Specialist for pre-approval.

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