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The EPA’s national ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program helps homebuilders offer their customers a complete package of best building practices and improvements that ensure homeowner comfort and energy-efficient performance in every qualified home. ENERGY STAR homes include:

  • A comprehensive thermal enclosure system
  • A comprehensive, efficient, quality-installed heating and cooling system
  • A comprehensive water management system
  • Energy-efficient appliances and lighting
  • Third-party verification of compliance with the ENERGY STAR specification

Stand out from the competition and participate in BGE’s ENERGY STAR New Homes Program!

Provide your customers with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified homes and you’ll receive:

  • Up to $3,950 in rebates for homebuilders for each qualified home
  • Technical and marketing training to help you build and sell energy-efficient homes

Homebuilders: Set yourself apart and get up to $3,950 back for each ENERGY STAR certified new home built. Learn more.

Raters: Take advantage of the growing demand for ENERGY STAR certified new homes and receive valuable training from the industry’s leaders in energy-efficient construction. Learn more.

Click here for a list of participating raters.


Participating builders receive rebates for each home constructed in the BGE service territory that meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR new construction standards for single family homes, duplexes, townhomes, and low-rise multifamily units. Homes that meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 or 3.2 with 100% LED lighting are eligible for the following incentives:

Certification Level
House Type ENERGY STAR®  Version 3.1 ENERGY STAR®  Version 3.2 ENERGY STAR® NextGen All-Electric
Single-family Detached$1,250$1,950$3,950
Townhouse or Duplex$750$1,400$3,400
Two-on-Two Condo$550$675$2,675
Multi Family Low Rise$400$600$2,600


Not ready to go all-in on NextGen? Earn more by adding any combination of the following upgrades:

Optional UpgradesBonus
ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump Water Heater+ $1,000
High Efficiency Heat Pump, >15.2 SEER2, >8.5 HSPF2+ $450
High Efficiency Air Conditioner, >15.2 SEER2+ $200
HVAC Grade I Quality Install+ $150
ENERGY STAR® Smart Thermostat+ $75

Optional upgrades apply when certifying to v3.1 and v3.2. Homes that meet NextGen will qualify for the $2,000 bonus. (e.g., Single family detached home that meets NextGen will receive $1,950 + $2,000 for a total rebate of $3,950)

Already a participant?

Check out these additional resources for participating homebuilders and raters to find out how you can get started.