The United Illuminating Company - Residential New Construction Program

August 12, 2010


The United Illumination Company and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) offer a program designed to encourage the construction of Energy Star certified homes. The Residential New Construction Program offers incentives targeted at increasing the energy efficiency of constructed homes in several important stages in the construction process. Measures eligible for these rebates include insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, HVAC measures, hot water heating, final energy star certification as well as a rebate offsetting the cost of performing a HERS rating. Incentives vary based upon equipment efficiency, HERS scores, and whether dwelling is a single or multi-family residence. All related information can be found on the program application, which is located on the web site listed above. Contact utility or CEEF before starting construction work to ensure eligibility. No homes are eligible after sheetrock has been applied to residence. Home must achieve all standards provided by the program in order to receive incentives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: The United Illuminating Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Above Grade Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft. of insulated area
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: $500/ton
Water Heater: $300
Energy Star HVAC: $500/ system
Efficient Natural Gas Hot Water Heater: $300
Single Family Energy Star Certification Incentives: $500-$3,000
Multi-Family Energy Star Certification Incentives: $250-$1,500
Single Family Rating Incentive: $100-$400
Multi-Family Rating Incentive: $100-$175
Maximum Incentive: Insulation: 1 br $660; 2 br $1,030; 3 br $1,395; 4 br $1,910; 5 br $2,095
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: $1,500 per location
Energy Star HVAC: Systems must be at least SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF 8.2
Efficient Natural Gas Hot Water Heater: Minimum EF 0.82
Energy Star Certification: Multi-Family $1,525; Single Family $3,050
Multi-Family Rating Incentive: $5,000-$8,750; varies by HERS results


Name: Christopher Ehlert
Organization: The United Illuminating Company
Address: 157 Church St
New Haven CT 06510
Phone: (877) 947-3873

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.