Black Hills Energy (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program for Builders

September 21, 2011


Black Hills Energy offers the Residential New Construction Program to builders and contractors building homes in its Colorado service territory. This program encourages builders to install high efficiency heating and cooling systems, electric appliances, and lighting fixtures in new homes. Qualifying equipment must be purchased and installed after filling out the application form. Black Hills Energy also offers a $200 rebate for homes that are certified Energy Star, meaning that they have met the minimum index for Energy Star certification for either zone 4 or 5 depending on the county. View the program web site or contact Black Hills Energy for more information on this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Black Hills Energy
Start Date: 7/1/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Air-Source Heat Pump: $400
Central A/C: $400
Evaporative Cooler (Central): $400
Evaporative Cooler (Window/Wall Unit): $200
Refrigerator: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $50
CFL Fixtures: $20 per fixture
Whole Home Energy Star Certification: $200
Maximum Incentive: CFL Fixtures: $100
Equipment Requirements: Air-Source Heat Pump: SEER 15; HSPF greater than or equal to 8.5
Central Air-Conditioner: SEER 15; EER 12.5
Evaporative Cooler: Varies by application, see program web site
Refrigerator: must be Energy Star rated
Clothes Washer: must be Energy Star rated; MEF of 1.80 or greater
Dishwasher: See program web site
CFL Fixtures: See program web site
Whole home Energy Star Certification: home must meet the minimum index for Energy Star certification for either zone 4 or 5 depending on county


Name: Energy Efficiency Programs
Phone: (888) 567-0799

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.