Residential New Construction Program

February 26, 2024


For individuals building new homes, Efficiency Vermont offers free technical assistance and targeted rebates to help ensure new homes are built as energy efficient as possible. The first step is to enroll in the Residential New Construction program. Upon enrollment, Efficiency Vermont will review building plans and go over designs to determine estimated energy costs for heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, and appliances. Efficiency Vermont will recommend ways to lower those costs and help the homeowner choose proper energy-efficient equipment, lighting, and appliances.

If you are income eligible, you may enroll in new homes to be Efficiency Vermont Certified, receive financial incentives and receive free energy consultation. Please visit here to learn more.

For more information on the program and details about how to apply see the above website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Efficiency Vermont
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Efficiency Vermont Home Certification: 50% of the cost of the rating up to $750
Drain Water Heat-Recovery System Bonus (Vermont Gas Systems customers): 50% of equipment cost up to $400
Balanced Ventilation: $350 - $700
Installation Requirements: Must be new construction


Name: Efficiency Vermont
Address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor
Winooski VT 05404
Phone: (888) 921-5990

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.