City of Akron - New Residential Construction Energy Rebate Program

November 22, 2011


The City of Akron Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The New Residential Construction Energy Rebate Program offers between $15,000 and $25,000 dollars for new homes constructed in 2011. Homes must meet the minimum standard indicated by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code and the Summit County Building Code. In addition, the home must rate a 50 or less on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. Incentive levels vary based on the rating. In order to qualify for the rebate, a new construction permit must be issued between September 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Rebates are for single family detached homes built within the City of Akron. Residents have 6 months after receiving a rebate reservation to complete construction. Interested residents should download the rebate reservation form on the program web site (listed above). Rebates are awarded on a first come, first served basis, except for 5 rebates, which are set aside for builders, investors, and developers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date: 01/01/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: Rebate levels are based on HERS Rating:
50-41: $15,000
40-31: $17,500
30-21: $20,000
20-11: $22,500
<11: $25,000
Maximum Incentive: $25,000
Equipment Requirements: Must meet Summit County Building Code


Name: General Information
Organization: City of Akron
Akron OH
Phone: (330) 375-2696

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.