Residential New Construction
The Residential New Construction Program promotes the construction of ENERGY STAR labeled energy-efficient single family and multifamily homes by providing incentives to new home builders for the installation of high-efficiency heating, cooling and water-heating equipment, and more robust thermal envelope measures.
This program takes a comprehensive approach to overall efficiency and is designed to take advantage of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes Program. All homes seeking rebates must meet specific home energy rating score requirements (HERS) with a maximum score of 70, as shown below.
|Rebate Level||Qualification Requirements||Natural Gas Equipment Requirements||Electric Equipment Requirements||Rebate Amount|
|Electric Homes||Gas Homes||Combined Gas/Electric|
|Performance Tier 1||HERS ≤ 70||furnace ≥ 92% AFUE; and
water heater >= 0.64 EF
Air conditoner ≥ SEER 15 Heat Pump ≥ 9.0 HSPF
|Performance Tier 2||HERS ≤ 65 w/
ENERGY STAR v.3 certificate