Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates

December 04, 2012


Note: All available funding for this program has been reserved and the program has closed to new applications. This summary has been left up for informational purposes and describes the program as existed prior to the closure. It will be updated if and when the program re-opens with new funding. Residents may also wish to follow-up with their utility about the status of its residential energy efficiency incentive programs.

The Maryland Energy Administration is now offering rebates for energy efficiency improvements in owner-occupied, single family residences in Maryland through the Home Performance with Energy Star Program. In order to participate in the program, residents must first have a comprehensive home energy audit performed by a program-approved auditor. The cost of any energy audit varies by contractor, but an energy audit incentive of $100 is available for residents that pursue the recommended improvements. Based on the results of the audit, the homeowner will arrange for energy efficiency improvements to be made using a program-approved contractor. Upon completion of the work, rebates of 35% of the improvement cost up to $1,500 per measure are available for the following improvements:

  • Whole-House Air Sealing
  • Attic Insulation
  • Duct Sealing or Replacement or Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Insulation (Crawl Space or Basement)
  • Insulation (Rim Joist)

In order to qualify for a rebate, the total cost of improvements must be at least $1,000 including the cost of the energy audit. The total incentive is limited to $3,100 per customer. Improvements made prior to January 1, 2011 are not eligible for incentives under this program. Residents remain eligible for additional utility incentives which may be available for some energy efficiency improvements, and may also pursue financing for the remaining balance of costs through the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program. Please see the program web site for additional information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.energy.state.md.us/homeperformance/index.html
Administrator: Maryland Energy Administration
Start Date: 01/01/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Energy Audit: $100
Improvement Measures: 35% of cost
Maximum Incentive: Total: $3,100
Improvement Measures: $1,500 for each improvement type
Eligible System Size: Minimum total improvement cost (including audit cost) of $1,000
Installation Requirements: Energy audits and improvements must be performed by program-approved contractors.


Name: Program Information - Home Performance with Energy Star
Phone: (240) 514-2757
Email: mdhomeperformance@sra.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.