Volunteer Energy Cooperative - Energy Right New Home Program

December 01, 2008


Volunteer Energy Cooperative, in collaboration with The Tennessee Valley Authority, offers an incentive for their members to construct energy efficient homes through their energy right New Home Program. The $50 rebate is available to homes with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 83 or better, which typically includes:

  • R-30 insulation in the attic
  • R-19 insulation in a cathedral ceiling
  • R-13 insulation in outside walls
  • R-19 floor insulation
  • Windows with a U-value of .5 or lower (preferably low e glass)
  • Heat pump with a SEER rating of 12 or higher
  • Not more than 12.5% glass
  • Agree to a TVA approved inspection
To apply for the rebate, customers should complete the New Home Inspection form after permanent power is connected to the dwelling and the heating and cooling system is operational, and return it to their local VEC office or mail it to the VEC Marketing and Economic Development Dept.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.vec.org/article.aspx?categID=6&articleID=486
Administrator: Volunteer Energy Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: $50
Equipment Requirements: Home must have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 83 or better
Home must have been completed for no more than 12 months
Home must be all-electric (electric heating and cooling, water heating, dryer, etc.)


Name: Marketing and Economic Development Dept.
Organization: Volunteer Energy Cooperative
Address: 18359 Hwy. 58 N.
Decatur TN 37322
Phone: (423) 334-1020
Email: vec@vec.org

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.