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:

  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Batzel Builders
  • Benike Construction
  • Bigelow Homes LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Burdick Builders Inc.
  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • Caritas Builders
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes LLC
  • Cordes Construction, LLC
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders
  • Craft Homes
  • Cravath Homes
  • Creative Home Construction, Inc.
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • 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
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Excel Homes
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes Inc.
  • Fort Building and Supply
  • Fox Hill Builders LLC
  • GBI Homes Inc.
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • Gonyea Homes
  • Graphic Homes, Inc.
  • GreenWood Design Build, LLC
  • Gred Speedling Contracting, Inc.
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
  • Hoagland Homes
  • Home and Improvements by Tom Yennie
  • Homes by Tradition
  • Ironwood Enterprises of Rochester
  • J. Robinson Construction, Inc.
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • JC Construction
  • JD Green LCC
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • Joe Kruse Construction LLC
  • K. Michael Homes, LLC
  • Keyland Homes
  • L&M Construction Company
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Lennar Homes
  • LeVan Builders
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders LLC
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Madery Construction
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • Markham Homes LLC
  • McDonald Construction
  • Med City Builders of Rochester LLC
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • Mike Allen Homes LLC
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Minnesota Design Build, LLC
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Norton Homes
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes LLC
  • Overton's Construction
  • Pahl & Kaye Construction
  • Paul Emmerich Construction
  • Paulson Builders
  • Penz Custom Homes Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pulte Homes
  • R & R Construction of MPLS
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R.J. Manemann Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Radcliffe Homes and Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Richard Narveson
  • Robert Brooks Residential Contracting LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc.
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Rymark Construction Inc.
  • Schrom Construction, Inc.
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • St. Vincent Custom Contracting
  • Stimets Homebuilding & Remodeling
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Tom Himmer
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Yorway Custom Homebuilders

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


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