Homes built to meet nationally recognized standards for energy-efficient construction. The home is designed to increase the homeowner’s comfort, reduce energy use and maintain the home’s value. The result is a home that delivers improved quality, comfort and energy savings the homeowner can enjoy from the day they move in.
HERS Index – An Official Savings Scorecard
HERS is short for Home Energy Rating System®. The HERS index is the industry standard to measure a home’s energy efficiency. A certified HERS rater uses the index to create a HERS score. The HERS score is like a miles-per-gallon (MPG) sticker that tells homeowners and prospective buyers the energy efficiency of a home. HERS scores typically range from 0 to 100 – the lower the HERS score, the more energy efficient the home.
The average Indiana home built in 2019 under I&M’s New Construction program had a HERS rating of 60 – better than the average Indiana rating of 67 and the national average of 61.
Top Builders in 2019
In 2019, more than 500 Indiana homes qualified for the rebates with Granite Ridge Builders, Lancia Homes, Westport Homes, Kline Custom Homes, and Ideal Suburban Homes building built more than 63% of those homes. Together, those homes will save almost 1 million kilowatt hours of energy annually – enough to power about 100 typical homes for an entire year! See the Press Release for details.
Beginning in 2020, Michigan builders can take advantage of these rebates on all electric homes.
New Home Construction Overview
Make sure your dream home is built to save energy for years to come.
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2019 Participating Builders
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Builders who certify a home’s energy efficiency with an independent Home Energy Rating System (HERS) assessment can earn rebates of $200 to $1,300.
Don’t miss the chance to earn New Home Construction rebates. Builders call 317-910-9084 or tell us the best time, and we will contact you.
The home must meet the following criteria.
- Single-family home, duplex or multi-family end unit located in I&M’s Indiana or Michigan service territory with a residential billing tariff. Michigan homes must be all electric.
- HERS certification
- Must occur between January 1, 2020 and December 13, 2020.
- Must be submitted with rebate application
- May be obtained from a certified HERS Rater
- Application must be received by December 13, 2020. Applications received after this date will be processed at 2021 levels.
- Application must be received within 90 days of HERS certification.
- See the Indiana or Michigan New Home Construction Rebate Application for complete Terms and Conditions.
|Electric Heat / AC||HERS Score||Rebate|
|Gold Star||65 below||$1,300|
|Gas Heat + Electric AC||HERS Score||Rebate|
|Platinum Star||56 below||$300|
|Heat / AC||HERS Score||Rebate|
|Gold Star||67 below||$1,300|
|Wi-Fi/Smart Thermostat Electric Heat with Central A/C|
|Wi-Fi Thermostat – Geothermal Heat Pump||$50|
|Wi-Fi Thermostat – Air Source Heat Pump||$75|
|Heat Pump Upgrade Only|
|Heat Pump – Air Source SEER 13, Upgrade to SEER 17||$160|
|Heat Pump – Geothermal SEER 13 Air Source Upgrade to SEER23 Closed-loop||$160|
|Heat Pump Water Heater Upgrade Only|
|Heat Pump Water Heater Upgrade from 0.9 EF Electric Water Heater||$200|
Who gets the rebate?
The rebate is paid to the builder.
How do I find a HERS Rater?
You can locate a certified HERS rater at RESNET Home Energy Rater.
I’m building a home in Michigan, can I get the rebate?
Yes. Beginning in 2020, New Home Construction rebates are available in Michigan.
Can I get a product rebate too?
You cannot get a rebate from both Home Energy Products and Home New Construction.
How much is the rebate?
The Rebate Chart has the complete list of rebates.