Green Labs Incentive Program

Get Money For New Efficient Freezers!

In 2016-19, UCSC completed a freezer retrofit and incentive program. We had received funding from the Strategic Energy Program and the Carbon Fund. We replaced or incentivized 30 freezers and fridges!

New Opportunity
In 2020, the Green Labs Team received a Carbon Fund grant of $20,000 to subsidize the purchase of fridges and ULT freezers. 

If you find a new freezer/fridge that qualifies, the incentive will be transferred to your department. Green Labs does not participate in the purchase or installation of the product. Contact EH&S to dispose of your old freezer.

$2,000 is available per ULT (-80) freezers
$200 is available for freezers/fridges (-4/-20)

Make sure to review PG&E's Business Rebates for Refrigeration. Historic rebates have been between $300-$600.

How to qualify

The freezer must be both:
1) Energy Star certified
2) Have an energy consumption of .40 (kWh/day/cu-ft) or less

Your lab must be either:
1) Green Lab Certified
2) Commit to becoming Green Lab Certified within one year of receiving the incentive

Get your incentive

Fill out our brief Freezer Incentive Program Application Form

A member of the Green Labs Team will reply to you shortly. 


Check out our Green Procurement page to view our freezer recommendations, freezer performance reports, current manufacturer incentives, and best freezer practices.