Hampton Roads - Next Step Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

September 19, 2011


The Next Step Program is an initiative of the Green Jobs Alliance designed to promote and implement residential and commercial energy efficiency programs throughout the 16 localities that make up the Hampton Roads area. Residents and business owners in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area can register for an in-home consultation and find participating contractors by calling the number provided. An energy auditor will identify energy efficiency measures resulting in utility savings and improved health based on Energy Star recommendations. Next Step pays incentives directly to the contractor.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) BetterBuildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.greenjobsalliance.org/nextstep.html
Administrator: Green Jobs Alliance
Start Date: 3/17/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Air Sealing, Duct Sealing, & Insulation: 25%
Custom Non-appliance Energy Star Upgrades: 25%
Energy Monitoring Device with Personal Web Interface: Free
Maximum Incentive: $1500 total
Installation Requirements: Contractors are BPI certified, pre-screened, and verified by the Next Step program.


Name: Leslie Holthoff
Hampton Roads VA 23666
Phone: (757) 251-9523
Email: lholthoff@greenjobsalliance.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.