Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate

October 14, 2015


NOTE NOTE: Website dead. Delisting it from the DSIRE. 

NOTE: Starting September 1, 2015, the program is no longer accepting any new applications. The funds for the program has been fully committed for 2015-2016 fiscal year. 

The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE), is offering energy efficiency rebates to new homes certified by the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED), or that have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 59 or less. The Green for Green program is offered throughout the state; however not all properties qualify based on their location. Specifically, with some exceptions homes built in Level 4 areas as established by the Strategies for State Policy and Spending do not qualify. The program web site contains detailed maps showing these areas.

In order to qualify for incentives, homes must be built by program-approved builders. Only homes with a fully signed contract dated on or after February 1, 2013 are eligible for incentives. Home buyers do not submit applications themselves; applications are submitted by the builder on the home buyer's behalf. Non-profit builders are eligible to receive rebates through this program. No individual may apply for a rebate through this program more than once every 36 months. Funding reservations expire six months after the date the application is approved. Rebates are issued when the home goes to settlement and the home has been verified as meeting the certification requirement corresponding to the rebate amount.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)
Start Date: 02/01/2013
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar - Passive,Solar Water Heat,Solar Space Heat,Solar Photovoltaics,Wind (All),Biomass,Geothermal Heat Pumps,Daylighting,Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building,Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Rebate selected by the Home Builder based on their program and standard. Each standard includes rebates for sustainability , and for energy efficiency.
Incentives range from $1,000 - $4,500
Installation Requirements: Homes meet minimum certification requirements under the National Green Building System (NGBS), National Association of Home Builders Research Center, Energy Star, Residential Energy Services Network HERS or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems. Builders must be program approved.


Name: Kim Ferrell
Phone: (302) 678-1520
Name: Howard Fortunato
Phone: (302) 678-1520

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.