New Home Construction: Built to Save

Build It Better From the Beginning

When you design for energy efficiency from day one, you build homes that are easier to keep cool in summer and easier to heat in winter. You also build houses that are more comfortable, inviting and enjoyable for the families that will call them home.

With our New Home Construction program, you can earn up to $2,000 in rebates when you build to ENERGY STAR® standards. You'll also help us all work toward a more sustainable future for Michigan.

How to Earn Rebates for Building Efficient Homes

Work With a Home Energy Rater

Ensure your design and build will meet ENERGY STAR guidelines.


Become a Trade Ally

Complete a Trade Ally Participation Agreement to join our rebate programs.


Earn Rebates for Homes That Save

Complete a Rebate Application for up to $1,700 in rebates per home.


Learn More About Homes Built to Save

Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Home

Homes built to ENERGY STAR guidelines offer many benefits, including:

  • An average 20% savings on energy bills
  • Up to $2,000 in rebates for natural gas and electric homes and $1,400 for natural gas-only homes
  • Enhanced performance and comfort, including reducing dust, pollen, bugs and excessive humidity
  • Better for the environment and Michigan’s future

Building to a Higher Standard

What does a home built to save energy look like? You’ll find:

  • High-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment
  • More tightly constructed building envelopes
  • ENERGY STAR insulating windows
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • ENERGY STAR efficient appliances
Visit ENERGY STAR to learn more.

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

We're a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Thank you to all participating builders for your outstanding contributions toward making Michigan more energy efficient.

contractor installing insulation

Get Started Building to Save

Contact us to learn more or when you’re ready to get started earning rebates for building ENERGY STAR homes.

Call us at 877-888-1014 or email us.

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