New Home Construction


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The Potomac Edison New Homes Program* partners with homebuilders and HERS raters to ensure energy-efficient residential new construction in its service territory.
2020 Partner of the Year

Homebuilders: Expand your business and get cash back!

When you become a Program Partner you will establish yourself as an industry leader and receive rebates for every eligible ENERGY STAR® certified home. The New Homes Program also offers homebuilders the following benefits:

  • Enhanced customer satisfaction – ENERGY STAR certified homes typically have fewer homeowner complaints and callbacks.
  • Training from Potomac Edison on the technical aspects of constructing ENERGY STAR certified homes, including those related to Version 3.1 of the EPA guidelines.
  • Marketing materials and support at no additional cost. You’ll receive ENERGY STAR marketing materials, as well as assistance from a Potomac Edison account manager.

Participating builders can receive rebates for each home constructed in the Potomac Edison service territory that meets the requirements set by EPA for the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program.

Homes permitted after July 1, 2018, and certified to ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 with 90 percent LED Lighting installed, are eligible for the following incentives:

House Type Rebate Amount
Single-Family Detached Home $1,250
Townhouse or Duplex $750
Two-on-Two Condo $550
Multifamily Unit $400
ENERGY STAR Certified Thermostat  $100

Submit your Homebuilder Participation Agreement and Rebate Application today!**

HERS Raters: Support your homebuilder clients and gain business!

To qualify for Program rebates, participating homebuilders must work with RESNET-accredited HERS Raters who are partners with the EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program as well as approved participants in the Potomac Edison New Homes Program.  Support your existing homebuilder clients and gain new clients by becoming a program participant!

Submit your HERS Rater Participation Agreement today!**

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