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New Home Construction for Builders

Builders can earn valuable rebates by building homes designed to save energy and improve comfort while supporting a sustainable future.

Consumers Energy offers rebates for builders who build energy efficient homes

Build efficient homes, your reputation, & your bottom line.

Plan for energy efficiency from the start and build homes that save owners money – and earn rebates for you.

How to Earn Rebates for Building Efficient Homes


Work With a Home Energy Rater

Ensure your design and build will meet ENERGY STAR guidelines or achieve HERS 56 or lower.


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Become a Trade Ally

Complete our Builder Trade Ally Participation Agreement.


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Earn Rebates for Homes That Save

Your Home Energy Rater will submit your Rebate Application on behalf of you.


INCENTIVES INCENTIVES

Learn More About Homes Built to Save


To qualify for new home rebates all homes must be inspected by a Certified RESNET Home Energy Rater

Give the Home a Score

To qualify all homes are to be inspected by Certified RESNET Home Energy Rater.

Participating Builders work with a third-party Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) inspector to:

  • Provides a comprehensive home energy report
  • Test air-tightness of home, leakiness of HVAC distribution system, and evaluate insulation
  • Register home on RESNET National Registry
  • HERS-rated homes are sold for, on average, 2.7% more than comparable unrated homes.

Homes must qualify for rebates with a HERS rating of 56 or less

Build to a Higher Standard

Homes that achieve a HERS rating of 56 or less qualify for a rebate from Consumers Energy.

A typical qualifying home will have:

  • High-efficiency HVAC
  • Tightly constructed building envelopes
  • High Performance Windows
  • High-efficiency lighting and appliances
  • Comprehensive water management system
  • Lower energy bills

There are many benefits to building an ENERGY STAR H0ome, both to the homeowners and the builder

Strive Further: Build an ENERGY STAR® Home

Homes earning the ENERGY STAR® label offer additional benefits, including:

  • ENERGY STAR Windows/Appliances/HVAC
  • Higher Rebates: Up to $2,000 in rebates for natural gas and electric homes and $1,400 for natural gas-only homes
  • An average 20% savings on energy bills, and lower maintenance costs
  • Enhanced performance and comfort, including reducing dust, pollen, bugs and excessive humidity
  • Better for the environment and Michigan’s future

Looking for More Information?

Additional builder materials and information can be found on the Consumers Energy New Construction Trade Ally website.
Email: CENewHomes@icf.com