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Broward County's Appliance Residential and Business Rebate Program was a success.

Within the last year, Broward County dispersed approximately $470,000 in rebate checks to 2,300 residents and businesses who participated in the County's Energy Sense Appliance Rebate Program. The Appliance Rebate Program, now closed, was part of a $1.24 million Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant awarded by the state and funded through the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the program was to reduce the County's overall energy consumption, stimulate the economy, and save participants money on their utility bills, while helping residents and businesses make the transition to more efficient appliances.

The County's Appliance Rebate Program has generated:

• more than $2.5 million in economic stimulus and over $140,000 in tax revenues to the South Florida region.

• an energy savings of 334,000 Megawatt hours (MWh).

• an annual water savings of 6.2 million gallons

• a total greenhouse gas reduction of 7,700 metric tons.

• and an average annual saving of $80 per household.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of rebate applicants stated that the program influenced their decision to purchase an ENERGY STAR appliance. The average reported age of replaced appliances was 14 years - suggesting the program played an important role in removing these inefficient units from use. The rebate program provided quality customer service to over 6,300 interested parties and for many households was the first step in investing in energy conserving devices.