ENERGY STAR® Homes (New Construction)
ENERGY STAR®: Energy Efficiency that Pays
This ENERGY STAR® Homes program is a national effort to make new homes perform better when it comes to energy efficiency. This program offers performance based incentives up to $4,000 based on Home Energy Rating evaluations and is guided by standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.
When you are building a new house, NHEC is committed to helping you find cost saving incentives to fit your project. You can find rebates for a range of improvements from air sealing, insulation and lighting to building a new ENERGY STAR home. By making these updates, you’ll not only make your home more comfortable, you could qualify for incentives as you build.
Building a home to suit your needs is a perfect time to build efficiency right in. And every ENERGY STAR certified new home helps reduce energy costs and offers quality, comfort and increased value.
Here are some benefits of building an ENERGY STAR home:
- Quality that lasts: When you add energy efficiency features to a new home, you add more than energy savings. You get better performance and an overall superior level of quality.
- Wall-to-wall comfort: You’ll see, feel and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort.
- Proven value: Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative offers up to $4,000 in program incentives, plus free professional consultation and certification services ($1,300 value).