Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes


Notice: Phase III of Act 129 began on June 1, 2016 and will continue through May 31, 2021. Phase III eligibility requirements and incentive levels went into effect on June 1, 2016. All homes with a certificate of occupancy date on or after June 1, 2016 must meet Phase III eligibility requirements.


The Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program

Builders of new residential construction are eligible to receive 30¢ per kWh saved for homes that perform 15 percent better than the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code®.  Homes must be inspected and verified by a certified HERS Rater.

Builders who meet ENERGY STAR® V3.0 certification requirements are eligible to receive 35¢ per kWh saved for homes that perform 15 percent better than the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. To be ENERGY STAR certified, homes must be verified by a certified HERS Rater and all V3.0 checklists must be completed.

Participating contractors 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