Minnesota Energy Resources offers the home energy excellence program for builders. As a home buyer, purchasing a home energy excellence home has many benefits to you. These homes were built with energy efficiency in mind and will help you save energy and money for many years.

A home under this program receiving home energy excellence certification have:

  • Exceeded the energy-efficiency guidelines established by Minnesota Energy Resources which are higher than the Minnesota energy code.
  • High efficiency natural gas furnace
  • Efficiently designed ventilation system
  • Compliance with air tightness standards

If you are looking to purchase a new home, look for a certified Home Energy Excellence new home for a highly energy efficient home.

Builders or homeowners residential rebate eligibility guide

Customers who purchase a new home that participated in the Minnesota Energy Resources home energy excellence program are not eligible for certain rebates under other rebate programs.

The following chart identifies additional potential rebates in which the builder or homeowner may be eligible for:

Residential rebate program rebates Eligibility to participate?
Furnace, boiler, or integrated heating system No
Standard programmable thermostats No
Advance programmable thermostats Yes
Wi-fi enabled thermostats Yes
Water heaters No
Drain water heat recovery Yes
Hearth product Yes
Clothes washer Yes
Dishwasher Yes

Minnesota Energy Resources will only honor one rebate per piece of equipment. Therefore, building contractors and home buyers should determine who applies for and receives the rebate.

While it is the home that is certified, builders who have built home energy excellence homes this year are listed below:

  • Aaron Rude
  • Aaron Swarts
  • Al Barker Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Andy Head
  • Batzel Builders
  • Benike Construction
  • Big Sky Builders
  • Bigelow Homes LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Brandon Henderson's Construction +
  • Brian Lee Construction, Inc.
  • Brighton Homes LLC
  • Brookstone Builders, Inc.
  • Bruce Meldahl
  • Burdick Builders Inc.
  • By Design Builders
  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • Calculated Ventures
  • Caritas Builders
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centra Homes
  • Centurion Ridge LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes LLC
  • Chris Tisher
  • City Cottages, LLC
  • Corban Homes
  • Cordes Construction, LLC
  • Cory Hasley
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders
  • Craft Homes
  • Cravath Homes
  • Creative Home Construction, Inc.
  • D.W. Jones Management
  • D.W. Lutterman, Inc.
  • Dahl Homebuilders, Inc.
  • Dakota CDA
  • Dale Gathje Construction
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan & Sue Erdahl
  • Dan Gunderson
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • Dan Miller Construction, Inc.
  • Dan Severson Builders, Inc.
  • David Reiland Building Contractor LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Dickison Builders
  • Distinctive Design Build LLC
  • Distinguished Homes by Mitch Hagen
  • DR Horton
  • Edge Homes & Construction, Inc.
  • Endres Custom Homes
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Excel Homes
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Executive Construction Services, Inc.
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes Inc.
  • Fort Building and Supply
  • Fox Hill Builders LLC
  • Gary Olsen
  • GBI Homes Inc.
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • Gonyea Homes
  • Graphic Homes, Inc.
  • Greatland Homes
  • GreenWood Design Build, LLC
  • Gred Speedling Contracting, Inc.
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
  • Hammer Homes Inc.
  • Heartwood Homes
  • Herbert Homes
  • Hoagland Homes
  • Home and Improvements by Tom Yennie
  • Homes by Tradition
  • Ironwood Enterprises of Rochester
  • J. Robinson Construction, Inc.
  • Jason Halverson
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • JC Construction
  • Jeff Mueller Construction
  • Jeremy Bigelow
  • Jeremy Jacobson
  • Jerett Gallagher
  • Jim Brown Construction
  • Jim Bryne Construction
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • JL Custom Homes
  • JLR Dwellings, LLC
  • JM Homes
  • Joe Kruse Construction LLC
  • Joel Bigelow & Sons Enterprises, Inc.
  • John Dale Construction
  • Johnson Reiland Builders and Remodelers Inc.
  • K Hovnanian Homes
  • K. Michael Homes, LLC
  • K.A. Witt Construction
  • Kevin Berge Builders, LLC
  • Keyland Homes
  • KSPK LLC
  • L&M Construction Company
  • Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Lang Builders
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Lennar Homes
  • LeVan Builders
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders LLC
  • Lilly Farms, LLC
  • M H Dutton Construction, LLC
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Madery Construction
  • Maetzold Homes Inc.
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • Markham Homes LLC
  • Mattamy Homes
  • McDonald Construction
  • MDH, Inc.
  • MDM Homes, LLC
  • Meadow Lakes Builders
  • Med City Builders of Rochester LLC
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • Mike Allen Homes LLC
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Minnesota Design Build, LLC
  • Nevala Construction, Inc.
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Nordenstrom Construction
  • Norton Homes
  • Novak Fleck, Inc.
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Orchard Hills Villas LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes LLC
  • Overton's Construction
  • Pahl & Kaye Construction
  • Paul Anderson
  • Paul Emmerich Construction
  • Paul Hanzel Homes
  • Paulson Builders
  • Penz Custom Homes Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Family Homes
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Precision Builders LLC
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pro Built Homes
  • Pulte Homes
  • R & R Construction of MPLS
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R.J. Manemann Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Radcliffe Homes and Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • RCON Homes, Inc.
  • Richard Narveson
  • Robert Brooks Residential Contracting LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc.
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Ron Clark Construction & Design
  • Rongitsch Homes
  • Ryland Homes
  • Rymark Construction Inc.
  • Schrom Construction, Inc.
  • Scott Berberich Construction LLC
  • Scott Brooks
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • St. Vincent Custom Contracting
  • Stencil Homes
  • Steve Gentry Construction
  • Steve Skaran
  • Steven Horne Homes
  • Stimets Homebuilding & Remodeling
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Summit Series Homes, LLC
  • Tanner Kramer
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Toll Brothers
  • Tom Himmer
  • Travis Lange
  • TSB Construction, Inc.
  • VanGuilder Construction, Inc.
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Yorway Custom Homebuilders

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


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