PERC construction incentives advance decarbonization

April 14, 2023 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) Propane Construction Incentive Program helped eliminate more than 18 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent from the environment in 2022. This statistic nearly doubles the program’s impact in 2021.

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“Installing propane appliances in more than 1,000 homes across 25 states helped make this achievement possible,” says Bryan Cordill, director of residential business development at PERC. “Many people believe using more electricity is the answer to reducing carbon emissions. But this data clearly shows that construction professionals can make a significant environmental impact when building with propane and utilizing a hybrid approach to home energy decisions.”

The 2022 program awarded $1 million in funding to construction professionals who provided data from GTI Energy’s Energy Planning Analysis Tool comparing the emissions of the propane appliances they chose to their electric alternatives. Installations included propane furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, cooktops, ovens, clothes dryers, outdoor grills and standby generators.

The 18 million pounds of CO2 that the Propane Construction Incentive Program helped eliminate is equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from any of the following:

  • 1,839 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.
  • 1,038,249,446 smartphones charged.
  • 1,075 homes’ energy use for one year.

The Propane Construction Incentive Program offers a baseline incentive of up to $1,000 to builders or remodelers who upgrade to propane appliances in a new build or a remodel. Applicants can also earn a $500 bonus for installing propane appliances specific to their region of the country.

“Builders and remodelers who participate in the Propane Construction Incentive Program and install propane appliances in their customers’ homes are not only creating a competitive advantage for themselves, but they are also helping decrease greenhouse gas emissions,” says Cordill. “Propane is available right now, and its use is having an immediate, positive impact on the environment.”

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