Austin Energy Rebate and Incentive Programs

January, 2019


Presented by Austin Energy’s

Manuel “Manny” Garza, PE, Engineer and Shelly Comer Murray, LEEDap BD+C, Architect


In this program we will review the rebate and incentive offerings by Austin Energy. The commercial rebate and incentive programs related to energy efficiency and demand side management will be covered. The program supports larger initiatives by incentivizing customer to install energy efficient equipment and reduce peak electric demand.


Manuel “Manny” Garza leads the Commercial, Small Business, and Multi-Family programs at Austin Energy where he brings over a decade of energy management experience on both sides of the meter. In total, he has spent five years on the utility side at Austin Energy. Prior to AE he spent six years of his professional career on the customer side with H-E-B Grocery Co. At H-E-B, he played an integral role in both demand and supply side management for over 370 stores and its support facilities throughout Texas. While at H-E-B he led a wide range of programs including Lighting, Energy Management Systems, HVAC and Solar.

Manny holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned his P.E. in 2014. He and his wife Cynthia have two beautiful children, Adrian (six) and Alexandra (two) who keep them on their toes and fill their lives with joy.

Shelly Comer Murray brings twenty five years of experience to the field of architecture with multiple construction types, building uses, design styles, research, education, and business practices. She is a registered architect with the State of Texas, a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Environmental Design and Engineering from Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University of London. She has practiced both residential and commercial design privately in Texas, California and Italy. Additionally, she served as Sustainability Officer for University of Texas – Health Science Center, all which ultimately lead her to her current position with Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB). Here Shelly served as an AEGB commercial rating program project manager and currently manages the Integrated Modeling Incentive where she strives to lead our community on the value of early energy modeling as a design tool in the team’s process.

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