If you are a nonprofit, new construction organization such as a Community Development Authority, Housing Development Agency, or an organization such as Habitat for Humanity serving the low-income community, Minnesota Energy Resources supports your community efforts through the rebates outlined below. To be eligible, the new home must be served by Minnesota Energy Resources and cannot be participating in the home energy excellence program.

Measure Efficiency requirements Rebate
Natural gas furnace 95% AFUE $700
Integrated space and water heating system 92% AFUE $900
Natural gas water heater .59 UEF $100
Advanced thermostat Automatic programming
List of current eligible models.
$200*
Drain water heat recovery (DHR) device   $300
Clothes washers ENERGY STAR® certified $45
Dishwashers ENERGY STAR certified $30

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) will be used to verify actual AFUE ratings for heating purposes. Please reference all rebate requirements prior to installation to ensure eligibility.

AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

UEF: Uniform Energy Factor

* Rebate amount is 100% of total cost, up to maximum listed above.

Starting June 12, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) implemented new energy efficiency standards for water heaters. The old metric was Energy Factor, or EF. The new metric is UEF or Uniform Energy Factor. They are not the same. Effective 9/1/2018, all rebates are issued based on the AHRI database certification UEF criteria.

The rebate will be issued to the nonprofit organization submitting the application and responsible for the project. The developer or property manager or owner must demonstrate that the home will be serving a low- income household.

After the qualifying system is installed, work with your contractor to complete and submit the low income new construction rebate application. To qualify for the Advanced Thermostat rebate, complete model number must be provided.

Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program application must be received within 60 days of installation.

For additional questions, please call us at 866-872-0052, option 1.


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