SmartStart Online Application Forms

Note: Select energy efficiency programs for existing buildings are transitioning to the utility companies

To learn more about this transition and for utility contact information, please visit this page

PSE&G customers who purchased electric or natural gas energy efficiency equipment prior to June 1, 2021 may be eligible for SmartStart Buildings (SSB) rebates. For non-PSE&G customers, equipment purchased prior to July 1, 2021, may be eligible for SSB rebates.

For projects (single- or multi-measure) saving electricity and natural gas, aka “dual-fuel”, where gas or electric service, but not both, are provided by PSE&G should continue to apply to NJCEP’s SSB existing buildings until the other utility programs launch.

NJCEP’s SmartStart Buildings (SSB) program will remain available for new construction projects and major gut renovation projects only beginning on July 1, 2021.

FY22 Smart Start (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

  • New Construction: Energy efficiency installations in new building development (new steel, concrete, etc.) or gut-rehabs/major renovations.
  • Retrofit: Energy efficient retrofits or replacements in existing facilities. *Material purchase deadlines apply, see above.
Application LinkNew Construction Eligible?Existing Buildings* Eligible?
Custom Measures
Electric Chillers
Electric Unitary HVAC
Food Service Equipment
Gas Cooling
Gas Heating
Gas Water Heating
Ground Source Heat Pump
Lighting Controls
Performance Lighting
Prescriptive LightingHorticulture Only
Refrigeration Controls
Refrigeration Doors/Covers
Refrigerator/Freezer Motors
Variable Frequency DrivesAir Compressor Only


New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
c/o TRC
317 George St., Suite 520 • New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 866-657-6278 • Fax: 732-855-0422