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***NOTICE – IMPORTANT GREEN FOR GREEN BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT***

Due to the overwhelming success of the Green for Green Program, we have received rebate reservations that EQUAL our 2015-2016 Budget Allocation. We will be suspending the intake of additional applications on September 1, 2015.  The good news is that there has been a significant increase in the number of new homes being constructed that are eligible to participate in this program—so, thank you for your efforts and great work building energy efficient and sustainable Green Homes in Delaware!  Due to the recent energy building code changes, we will be reviewing current program design and rebate incentive levels.

While we transition this program to have a greater impact on transforming the residential housing market, we will be doing a number of things to ensure program success:

  • Requesting additional funding from the DESEU Board for a modified program
  • Reviewing the incentive levels in relationship to current building energy codes
  • Reviewing appropriate rebates recipients, i.e. home builders vs. home buyers

Program and budget changes require approval by the DESEU Board. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we also want to take this opportunity to thank you for making this program such a great success! 

Be sure to check back soon for updates and announcements regarding future program design and incentive level structure.

 

Green for Green Program

The new Green for Green Program offers Delaware new home buyers rebates of $1,000 to $4,500 for homes upgraded to national standards for energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, building materials and other conservation-oriented, energy-saving features.  Homeowners can save from $21 to $47 a month on average, or up to 36 percent, on an average monthly electric bill!

Developed jointly with the Home Builders Association of Delaware, the rebate is available for homes in Delaware's designated growth areas.  Funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the rebates will fund energy upgrades for approximately 200 homes throughout the state.   

Who can participate?

  • Any Builder in Delaware can apply for homes being built in Delaware, based on the rules and terms of this program.
  • All Buyers of new construction or to-be-built homes may ask their builder to apply for the Green for Green rebate program on their behalf. 

How much are the rebates?

To qualify for a rebate, you will need to build your home to one of the following certification program standards. You should consult with your builder to determine which green features in your new home will meet the minimum criteria below: 

For more information see the links below: