Pay for Performance Program Partners
What is Pay for Performance?
The Pay for Performance Program comprehensively addresses the energy efficiency needs of the commercial and industrial sector by working with participants, such as developers, building owners and their representatives, to improve energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings. Pay for Performance is comprised of an Existing Buildings component and a New Construction component.
How do I get involved?
A critical component of Pay for Performance is the development of a network of program partners.
In order to become a Pay for Performance partner you must fill out and submit an application package. The Partnership Agreement and the Submission Requirements listed within the agreement will act as your application to become a Pay for Performance partner.
You may submit an application package for either the Existing Buildings component or the New Construction component or both. Please utilize either the Excel or online form below.
- Download Partnership Agreement for Existing Buildings component
- Download Partnership Agreement for New Construction component
A panel will review your application package and we will notify you if you have been accepted to the program within 3 weeks of the submittal deadline. You will then be required to complete an orientation and training webinar for each component for which you were approved. Keep in mind that you cannot submit new projects to the program until you have successfully participated in the orientation. Approval as a partner is unique to the Pay for Performance program and is not transferable to any other programs. The SmartStart and Large Energy Users programs do not require any partnership pre-approval. Direct Install has a separate pre-approval process.
If you have any additional questions regarding the program or the application please forward them to P4P@NJCleanEnergy.com.
When are the deadlines?
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Who can qualify to become a partner?
The main qualification of a partner is evidence of having previously acted in a lead capacity on at least three commercial and industrial projects for which comprehensive energy efficiency scopes of work were developed and fully implemented. Extensive experience with energy auditing and building energy modeling is required. The qualifications are described in detail in the Partnership Agreement.
Typical partners include architecture, engineering, and energy consulting firms, including ESCOs.
Customers with large buildings (≥750 kW demand) or a campus of buildings may request to have internal staff qualified as a partner. Internal staff may include Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Manager, Building Energy Modeling Professionals, etc. If approved, internal staff is only allowed to represent their customer’s building(s) in the program. This opportunity will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Program Manager. All other program requirements will be in effect.
How will I get paid?
As a Pay for Performance partner, you will work directly with the program participant and negotiate applicable fees. All program incentives will be paid directly to the participant. Partners will be paid by the participants, NOT by the program.