Energy Star Certification Cost: $500
Central air conditioner: $300
Central heat pump (fossil fuel back-up): $600
Central heat pump system (electric back-up): $700
Central heat pump system (fossil fuel back-up); electric water heater: $700
Central heat pump system (electric back-up); electric water heater: $800
Independence Power and Light offers rebates to builders for constructing new, energy efficient homes which meet ENERGY STAR standards. Builders who meet ENERGY STAR standards and install specified equipment will be eligible for prescriptive rebate amounts ranging from $300 - $800 per new home. In order to achieve ENERGY STAR designation, an independent Home Energy Rating System (HERS) developed by the Residential Energy Services Network is utilized to score a new house.
To help builders with the costs associated with an independent HERS rating, the New Homes Program with ENERGY STAR would reimburse builders for actual HERS inspection and rating costs up to $500 per home. In addition, additional financial incentives for energy efficient air conditioners, heat pumps, and electric water heaters would be available in lieu of existing rebates which would normally be offered under the Independence Power & Light residential rebate program. See application form on the program web site for other rebate and eligibility information. Complete all necessary information on application forms and include all requested equipment information. Contact utility for further program information.