Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes


As of June 1, 2013, Builder incentives are now available for qualifying homes located in all four FirstEnergy utility service areas: Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power.


Through strategic activities with builder associations, code officials, the ENERGY STAR® program and Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power, FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities (FirstEnergy), participating contractors will have access to marketing, incentives and educational materials that facilitate the construction of energy efficient homes. To qualify for incentives, homes will meet rigorous third-party verification standards for energy efficiency, providing the following advantages to homebuyers and their families:

  • Increased Comfort
  • Enhanced Energy Performance and Savings
  • Increased Marketability

Remodeling a home?

If you're doing a gut rehab (opening up all interior walls down to the studs), your project may qualify for FirstEnergy's new homes incentives.  If you're doing an addition or remodeling part of your home, your project may qualify for one of FirstEnergy's existing home incentives.

Incentives

Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power offer incentives to builders of energy efficient homes in the companies’ Pennsylvania service territories. ENERGY STAR® certification is a pre-requisite for participation. Then, builders of new residential construction are eligible to receive $400 per home plus $0.10 per kWh saved for homes that perform 15 percent better than the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Consult a participating energy rater for more details on how new homes can qualify for incentives through the New Homes Program.