Direct Install Pays up to 70% of Your Energy Efficiency Upgrade

The biggest challenge to improving energy efficiency is knowing where to start and how to get through the process. Created specifically for existing small to medium-sized facilities, Direct Install is a turnkey solution that makes it easy and affordable to upgrade to high efficiency equipment.

The program is designed to cut your facility’s energy costs by replacing lighting, HVAC and other outdated operational equipment with energy efficient alternatives. The program pays up to 70% of retrofit costs. Entities owned or operated by municipalities, counties, K-12 public schools, and customers located in Urban Enterprise Zones or Opportunity Zones may be eligible for up to 80% of the cost of the installed measures. These dramatic incentives improve your payback on the project and provide continued savings through reduced utility bills.

The project incentive cap is $125,000. Direct Install participants are held to a fiscal year entity cap of $250,000 per entity. Link to the Direct Install Program Guide to learn more information.

In 2019 the Direct Install program surpassed $200 million in incentives provided since its inception representing almost 9,000 efficiency prjects funded!

TSLE provides turnkey DI services to all eligible businesses, nonprofits and local municipalities in Mercer, Middlesex, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties.


Existing small to mid-sized commercial and industrial facilities with an average peak electric demand that did not exceed 200 kW in any of the preceding twelve months are eligible to participate in Direct Install. Applicants will need to submit their last twelve months of electric utility bills demonstrating they are below the demand threshold and have occupied the building during that time. Buildings must be located in New Jersey and served by one of the state’s public, regulated electric or natural gas utility companies.

Our NJDI Steps:

  • Contact Us! - Call 610.789.1900 or email to let us know you are interested.
  • Send in Bills & Applications - We need your completed application and 12 months of utility bills to confirm eligibility for funding.
  • No-Cost Energy Audit - Once we know you're eligible, we schedule a no-cost audit of your facility's lighting and HVAC.
  • Review and Sign Your SOW - Review and sign your Scope of Work. We'll invoice you your portion.
  • Schedule Installation - Once we get your signed paperwork and deposit, we schedule your project.
  • Enjoy the Savings! - That was easy! Now sit back and enjoy your new lighting and other efficiency measures - at up to 70% off.

Systems and Equipment Addressed by Direct Install:

  • Lighting
  • Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)
  • Refrigeration
  • Motors
  • Natural Gas
  • Variable Frequency Drives

Benefits of New Jersey's Direct Install Program:

Complete Turnkey Process - We will address your project from start to finish, beginning with an assessment of your facility, and ending with the installation of eligible energy-efficient equipment.

Minimal Cost - The program pays up to 70% of material and installation costs. With incentives this dramatic, your upgrade project can pay for itself in less than two years.

Ongoing Savings - Your new energy-efficient equipment will provide savings for years to come through dramatically reduced energy costs on your monthly utility bills.

Financing Available - We work with inustry specific partners to help make financing available to you for your project.

Interested in Learning More About NJDI?

If you are in Mercer, Middlesex, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem County and would like to learn more about upgrading your lighting and HVAC with Direct Install or would like to schedule your free energy assessment, pleaseemail us or call us at 610.789.1900.