ENERGY STAR® New Homes Program

Overview for Homebuilders and Raters

Stand Out from the Competition

ENERGY STAR New Homes helps homebuilders provide customers with comfortable and energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified homes through a complete package of the best building practices and improvements that stand out from the competition. Participants receive benefits such as:

  • Up to $3,950 in rebates for homebuilders for each qualified home permitted
  • Additional rebates for eligible smart thermostats, air conditioners, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters installed in qualified homes
  • Technical and marketing training to help you build and sell energy-efficient homes
  • A dedicated Delmarva Power Account Manager to help you throughout the program process

Homebuilders: Set yourself apart and get up to $3,950 back for each ENERGY STAR certified new home built, plus additional incentives for eligible additive measures installed.

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.

What is the National ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program?

Delmarva Power is proud to be a local sponsor of ENERGY STAR for New Homes, a national program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program helps homebuilders offer their customers a complete package of best building science 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

Learn more about the national ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program.

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Builders: Apply to the ENERGY STAR New Homes Program

Raters: Apply to the ENERGY STAR New Homes Program


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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.