Efficiency Vermont Certified™ Homes

Most people think a brand new house is energy efficient by design. But not all new homes are created equal. Factors like the type of insulation and ventilation used, as well as appliance and heating system choices, can make a significant difference in a new home’s long-term durability and energy savings.

Efficiency Vermont Certified homes feature advanced insulation and ventilation, high-performance windows, efficient heating and cooling systems, low-flow bathroom fixtures, and ENERGY STAR® certified lighting and appliances. The result is better air quality, increased comfort, lower energy bills, and a home that can yield a higher resale value.

Choose from either our Efficiency Vermont Certified Base or High Performance levels. View a complete list of specifications and incentives.

  • Guidance and technical support from a dedicated energy consultant
  • Reduced drafts, improved air quality and comfort, and lower energy bills
  • Cash-back incentives of up to $4,000 upon completion

Please be aware that new enrollments to the current Residential New Construction program will end on December 31, 2021. Projects enrolled prior to 12/31/2021 will have until 12/31/2022 to complete, incentive levels subject to change. Enrolled projects that complete after 12/31/2022 will be subject to incentives available at that time.

New programming will be available on January 1, 2022; this page will be updated with information regarding the new program when it is available. Customers that qualify for the Low Income Residential New Construction program may still enroll new projects in 2022 with no changes to the current program.

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How to Get Started

Receive free assistance to help your new home construction project meet Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards, the state’s energy code. For the biggest impact, engage us at the design stage. An energy consultant will guide you to the appropriate technologies, available rebates, and, if desired, our new home certification program.

  • Support for any single-family, stick-built or modular new construction project
  • Services include technical assistance, plan review, or a site visit
  • Enroll early to help maximize your energy savings

Please be aware that new enrollments to the current Residential New Construction program will end on December 31, 2021. Projects enrolled prior to 12/31/2021 will have until 12/31/2022 to complete, incentive levels subject to change. Enrolled projects that complete after 12/31/2022 will be subject to incentives available at that time.

New programming will be available on January 1, 2022; this page will be updated with information regarding the new program when it is available. Customers that qualify for the Low Income Residential New Construction program may still enroll new projects in 2022 with no changes to the current program.

Enroll Now