CPS Energy - New Residential Construction Incentives

August 11, 2023


CPS Energy offers incentives for new residential construction that is at least 15% more efficient than than International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018) building code.

The Residential New Construction Incentive Program does not specify eligible measures, but rather provides a rebate based on a "whole home performance."

CPS Energy offers builders and contractors incentives for new, energy-efficient residential buildings in the CPS Energy service area in San Antonio. Applicants must submit an initial reservation application, as well as a final application utilizing a program-recognized home energy performance test. Approved methods can be found at the above link.

Multi-family residential buildings qualify for the residential incentives if they have 3 units or fewer. Buildings with 4 units or more qualify as commercial buildings and are eligible for the New Commercial Construction incentives. Applications, guidelines, checklists, and other information are available on the program web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://resi-savenow.cpsenergy.com/cps-energy/savings/new-home-construction-rebates/
Administrator: CPS Energy
Start Date: 01/01/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
Incentive Amount: BSAG Project Verified:
$1,000 rebate

Non-BSAG Project Verified:
$800 rebate


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Yes; specific technologies not identified
Sectors: Construction, Residential, Multifamily Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $800.00, The incentive has a minimum of $1000.00


Name: Ordinance 2009-03-12-0179
Date Enacted: 03/12/2009
Effective Date: 01/01/2010
Name: Ordinance 2009-10-01-0777D
Date Enacted: 10/01/2009
Effective Date: 01/01/2010


Name: CPS Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Organization: CPS Energy
Address: PO Box 1771
San Antonio TX 78296-1771
Phone: (210) 224-7278
Email: energy_efficiency@cpsenergy.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.