(Electric and Gas) Residential New Construction Program

July 08, 2022


The Energize CT program has an offering designed to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes. The Residential New Construction Program offers incentives targeted at increasing energy efficiency in several important stages in the construction process. Certified HERS raters work with customers' building teams throughout construction. Program incentives vary based upon the final HERS scores, and whether dwelling is a single or multi-family residence.

The program is administered by participating utilities, including Eversource Energy, United Illuminating (UI), Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), and Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG). Interested customers are required to complete the "Initial Plan" section of the application and submit it to the respective utility administrators prior to starting insulation work to ensure eligibility. Home must achieve all program-mandated standards in order to receive incentives. See program site for further information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://energizect.com/your-home/solutions-list/residential-new-construction-program
Administrator: Eversource Energy, UI, SCG, CNG
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Tier 1 (HERS Index of 51-60)
Multifamily: $1,500
Single Family Attached: $2,000
Single Family: $3,000

Tier 2 (HERS Index of 41-50)
Multifamily: $2,000
Single Family Attached: $2,500
Single Family: $4,000

Tier 3 (HERS Index of 40 and below)
Multifamily: $2,500 plus $25 per point below
Single Family Attached: $3,000 plus $40 per point below
Single Family: $4,500 plus $50 per point below

Tier 4 (HERS Index of 0 and below)
Multifamily: $3,500
Single Family Attached: $4,600
Single Family: $6,500

Bonus Incentives: $250 - $2,000 (all-electric homes or additional criteria)
Equipment Requirements: Varies by technology
Installation Requirements: Pre-approval is required
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Electric Utility


Name: Nicholas Jones
Organization: Eversource
Phone: (860) 665-5825
Email: nicholas.jones@eversource.com
Name: UI Customer Service
Organization: UI, SCG and CNG
Phone: (877) 947-3873
Email: ui.wiseuse@uinet.com

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.