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Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group.
Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes.
Builder and Product Information
- Climate Zone Best Practices and Case Studies
Building Technologies Program: Building America
- Energy-Efficient Mortgages Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development>
The Energy Efficient Mortgages Program (EEM) helps homebuyers or homeowners save money on utility bills by enabling them to finance the cost of adding energy-efficiency features to new or existing housing as part of their FHA-insured home purchase or refinancing mortgage.
- Financing Home Energy Efficiency: EEM Handbook
Florida Solar Energy Center
A handbook detailing FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac guidelines for consumers interested in Energy Efficient Mortgages.
- Find an ENERGY STAR Partner
Find home builders and developers that build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes; lenders that offer energy efficient mortgages; utilities that offer special incentives to buyers, builders and developers of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes; and home energy raters that can verify the energy efficiency of a home.
- Find CRRC Rated Roof Products
Cool Roof Rating Council
- Home Loan Guaranty Services
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Information on home loan benefits for veterans.
- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
- Passive House Institute US
Provides research, technical standards, training, certification and design tools for passive building.
- Showcase of Resource-Efficient Homes
Homes Across America
- Find a Certified Energy Rater
Residential Energy Services Network
Find Certified Raters in your state who can help you conduct an energy audit.
- Find a Roofing Contractor in Your Area
Cool Roof Rating Council
- Find an Architect
American Institute of Architects
Select the type of building you need and find an architect in your area who can help.
- Find Your Local Builders' Association
National Association of Home Builders
Find your local builders association for help in locating a builder near you.
- Member Directory
International Log Builders' Association
Find service providers for your log home or building.
- Log and Timber Home Producers
Log Homes Council
Find companies providing log home services.
Rebates & Tax Credits
Federal incentives for building envelope, heating, cooling, and water heating products, as well as small wind electric systems, geothermal heat pumps, and fuel cells expired at the end of 2016. If you made these improvements in 2015 or 2016, file form 5695 with your taxes to claim the credit.
A federal tax credit is available for solar energy systems. The credit is for 30% through 2019, then decreases to 26% for tax year 2020, then to 22% for tax year 2021. It expires December 31, 2021. Learn more.
Federal tax credits are available for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Learn more.