Progress Energy Carolinas - Home Advantage Builder Rebate Program

May 10, 2012


The Progress Energy Carolinas' Home Advantage Program is designed to reward home builders, manufactured housing retailers, and multifamily unit builders with incentives for building and selling ENERGY STAR homes. Cash rebates are available to builders or developers of new single family, multifamily, high-rise multifamily dwellings, and manufactured housing. In order to qualify for the whole home rebates, homes must be certified Energy Star. Additional incentives, ranging from $300 - $600 per unit, are available for HVAC equipment that surpasses the Energy Star Certified Home requirements. The rebate application is located on the program website. Progress Energy Carolinas will also match 50% of the builders' advertising costs up to $50 per dwelling and pay a sales lot incentive of $100 to retailers for selling an Energy Star manufactured home.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Progress Energy Carolinas
Start Date: 12/1/2008
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Energy Star New Home or Housing Unit: $400
Energy Star Manufactured Home: $300
Cooperative Advertising: 50% match, up to $50 per dwelling
Heat Pump: $300/unit
Central A/C: $300/unit
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600/unit
Sales-lot Incentive: $100 (for selling an Energy Star manufactured home)
Maximum Incentive: The additional HVAC rebates are limited to two units per dwelling.
Equipment Requirements: Energy Star Qualified New Home: At least 15% more efficient than homes built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Air-source Heat Pump: 15 SEER of higher
Central AC: 15 SEER or higher
Geothermal Heat Pump: 17 EER or higher


Name: Home Advantage Rebates
Address: P.O. Box 1551
Raleigh NC 27602-1551
Phone: (800) 327-8704

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.