ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Become a Participating Builder

Builders

Earn financial incentives for each eligible ENERGY STAR certified new home you build. By partnering with the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program, you can provide your customers with a high-quality home, built to strict energy efficiency standards, which helps them reduce their energy use, save money, and do their part for the environment.

Benefits

You can differentiate your business in the marketplace as an energy-efficient builder by participating in the BGE ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program. ENERGY STAR certified new homes also typically lead to improved customer satisfaction and fewer callbacks.

As a participating homebuilder you also will benefit from financial incentives as well as technical support and training to help you meet program guidelines. Plus, marketing support from BGE will help you gain recognition as an ENERGY STAR builder.

Rebates

Participating builders can receive rebates for each home constructed in the BGE service territory that meets or exceeds the guidelines set by EPA for the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program.

Homes permitted after April 1, 2015, and certified to ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 with 90% CFL installation are eligible for the following incentives:

Housing Type Rebate Amount
Single-Family Detached Home $1,250
Townhouse or Duplex $750
Two-on-Two Condo $550
Multifamily Unit $400

ENERGY STAR New Homes listed above that include a smart thermostat will receive a $100 incentive.

Eligibility

To be eligible for rebates, the home must meet the following criteria:

  • Be new construction
  • Have electric distribution service provided by BGE
  • Be completed within the calendar year of application submittal
  • Have all required ENERGY STAR inspections
  • Not have passed rough framing at the point of application

Online Program Application

To apply for incentives for homes that meet these criteria, please complete the Online Home Builder Application.

Online Home Registration System

After your application has been approved, you will be able to register accepted homes with the program and request your incentive payment(s). Simply visit the Online Home Registration System and provide the required information. You will need the email address and password you used when you completed your initial program application.

Visit the New Home Online Data Entry Instructions for a description of how to perform the online data entry.

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