This program is one of several innovative solutions made possible by Energize Connecticut and administered by CL&P.
There is no better time to think of energy efficiency than when you are building a new house. Exciting advancements in technology and building techniques can make your dream home efficient and comfortable. The investment you make now in energy-efficient insulation, home and water heating, air conditioning and lighting will return to you in the form of lower energy costs and/or a higher resale value.
With the support of Energize Connecticut and CL&P, you can receive financial incentives and rebates to help offset the cost of investing in energy-efficient equipment and materials. Instead of searching for each opportunity, your CL&P program administrator will be your guide to ensure that you receive all your eligible program benefits.
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 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 contact HERS raters directly to discuss your options and to set up an inspection appointment. 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.
For more information, call 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).