New Construction & Home Energy Rater System (HERS) Rating

Work with our HER’s Certified Raters to assist you in obtaining an Energy Star Certified Rating for your New Construction, existing Home, Development or Building.

CT and many other states offer Rebates and Incentives that will make the cost of building ENERGY STAR certification cost effective.  Why would anyone in this market and economy even consider not building efficiently?  The myth of more expensive is just that, a myth.

Buyers are now savvy and educated.  They understand that an energy efficient home or building will act as an annuity for the life of the home, along with making the property much more attractive to buyers. In addition, your dream home, building, or new development will be more comfortable and healthier!

In the near future we will see state and federal RATINGS on homes; this will make a huge impact on the marketability of your home, project or building along with the financing options available (more efficient homes can even now qualify for lower mortgage rates.)

So, BE SMART, BE CONSCIOUS & BUILD ENERGY STAR TODAY!  You’ll be happy you did! SEE BELOW HOW NEW ENGLAND SMART ENERGY CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS AND ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL THE ELIGIBLE PROGRAM REBATES:

This program is offered by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and administered by UI & CL&P!

How Does the Program Work?

  • While you are still in the planning stage, contact our HERS raters to prepare you for the application.
  • We will talk to you about your plans and help you or your builder complete the program APPLICATION.  The application will show a comprehensive listing of all your eligible incentives. Note: Because new construction incentives require an insulation and thermal bypass inspection, applications MUST be submitted before the home is insulated in order to be eligible.
  • Once your home is completed and the energy-efficiency measures have been verified, we send you a check. It’s as simple as that.

You may have heard your neighbors or your builder talk about ENERGY STAR® homes. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Products such as light bulbs and appliances can earn the ENERGY STAR rating if they meet certain energy-efficiency standards. New homes can also earn an ENERGY STAR rating. The new home construction program offered by CL&P & UI is a separate program from ENERGY STAR. However, many of our measures may qualify towards ENERGY STAR ratings. For more information, visit the ENERGY STAR website.

In order to receive ENERGY STAR certification and the associated rebate on your new home, it must be inspected by a certified Home Energy Rater System (HERS) Rater. Please note that in order to qualify for ENERGY STAR certification, inspections must be conducted both prior to dry wall installation and again once construction is complete.

You may also qualify for federal tax credits for installing energy-efficient measures in your home.

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