Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal (HUG) Program

July 21, 2011



Funded by the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the Energize Missouri Homes initiative provides single family residences with funding for the Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal program, which provides homeowners with rebates up to $17,000. In order to participate in the HUG program homeowners should contact their local state-appointed program aggregator directly to schedule an energy audit.

A full home energy audit will be scheduled and conducted by an Energize Missouri Homes (EMH) qualified auditor. Missourian homeowners that choose to participate in the HUG program and that would also like to qualify for state and federal tax incentives should choose an auditor that is both a EMH qualified auditor and a DNR certified auditor. Visit the directory of qualified energy auditors for more information. Upon completion of the audit, the aggregator will provide each homeowner with a list of recommended energy efficiency upgrades (and associated energy savings). It is then up to the homeowner to choose which upgrades to pursue.

  • Homeowners that implement upgrades achieving a 15% energy savings will qualify for reimbursement of their energy audit (a $500 value) and a rebate of 50% (up to $2,000) for energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Those that install energy upgrades leading to a 25% energy savings unlock a 70% rebate, up to $7,000.
  • In addition to energy efficient upgrades, homeowners may choose to install a geothermal ground pump. Those that do will be eligible for a 50% rebate, up to $10,000.
  • It is possible to pair the energy efficiency and geothermal rebates for a total rebate value of up to $17,000.

Program aggregators are local and regional organizations throughout the state that act as the point-of-contact for participating homeowners. Visit the Missouri DNR's aggregator map for a full listing of organizations.

In order to qualify for the Energize Missouri Homes program, rebate participants must own and occupy an existing single family home in Missouri. Homeowners must sign and certify an Audit Summary Form, establishing that the homeowner owns and lives in the audited property and that the property serves as the primary place of residence. Homeowners who do not live in Missouri, own homes under construction or major renovation, or that are applying for homes that are not their primary residence do not qualify.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/transform/energizemissourihomes.htm
Administrator: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Start Date: 11/15/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
Incentive Amount: 15% Energy Savings: 50% of Eligible Project Costs
25% Energy Savings: 70% of Eligible Project Costs
Geothermal System: 50% of Eligible Project Cost
Maximum Incentive: 15% Energy Savings: Up to $2,000
25% Energy Savings: Up to $7,000
Geothermal System: Up to $10,000


Name: Air Pollution Control Program
Organization: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Address: P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City MO 65102
Phone: (800) 361-4827

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.