New Home Construction


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The Potomac Edison New Homes Program* partners with homebuilders and HERS raters to ensure energy-efficient residential new construction in its service territory.
2020 Partner of the Year


Homebuilders: Expand your business and get cash back!

When you become a Program Partner you will establish yourself as an industry leader and receive rebates for every eligible ENERGY STAR® certified home. The New Homes Program also offers homebuilders the following benefits:


  • Enhanced customer satisfaction – ENERGY STAR certified homes typically have fewer homeowner complaints and callbacks.
  • Training from Potomac Edison on the technical aspects of constructing ENERGY STAR certified homes, including those related to Version 3.1 of the EPA guidelines.
  • You’ll receive ENERGY STAR marketing materials, as well as assistance from a Potomac Edison account manager.

Participating builders can receive rebates for each home constructed in the Potomac Edison service territory that meets the requirements set by EPA for the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program.

Homes certified to ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 with 100 percent LED Lighting installed, are eligible for the following incentives:

House Type Rebate Amount
Single-Family Detached Home $1,250
Townhouse or Duplex $750
Two-on-Two Condo $550
Multifamily Unit $400
>16 SEER AC $200
>16 SEER Heat Pump $350
>2.25 EF Heat Pump Water Heater $500
ENERGY STAR Certified Thermostat  $75

Submit your Homebuilder Participation Agreement and Rebate Application today!*

HERS Raters: Support your homebuilder clients and gain business!

To qualify for Program rebates, participating homebuilders must work with RESNET-accredited HERS Raters who are partners with the EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program as well as approved participants in the Potomac Edison New Homes Program.  Support your existing homebuilder clients and gain new clients by becoming a program participant!

Submit your HERS Rater Participation Agreement today!*

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By participating in these energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, customers agree to allow their utility to retain ownership of all Capacity Rights which refers to the demand reduction associated with any energy efficiency and peak demand reduction measure for which incentives were provided by the Company. Your utility will aggregate these energy efficiency demand reduction attributes into the PJM capacity market with proceeds being used to offset the program costs.