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Home Performance with Energy Star for Contractors

Contractors who participate in Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program take a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home’s comfort, energy efficiency, durability and safety. Rather than focusing on a single problem—such as an inefficient heating and cooling system or drafty windows—participating contractors look at how improvements throughout a home can work together to make a homeowner’s entire living space more comfortable and energy-efficient, and save them money.

How to Participate

To become an Energize Delaware contractor, you need to have a BPI-certified Building Analyst on staff or partner with a participating BPI-certified trade ally. If you wish to obtain BPI certification, please CLICK HERE to learn more. If your services require your organization to maintain the EPA’s Lead-Safe Certification, please CLICK HERE to learn more.

You will register your organization as a participating HPwES contractor through NGAGE’s Registration Platform. You will need to log in as a New User and provide some basic company information. The following enrollment documentation will be requested of you:

  • Download, sign and submit the Contractor Participation Agreement
  • Download, sign and submit the Contractor Operations Manual
  • Submit a copy of your Delaware Business License
  • Submit a copy of General Liability Certificate of Insurance with minimum of $1,000,000 coverage
  • Active HVACR and/or Plumbing license – if a requirement of the Company’s trade

For more information or to download the required documents, CLICK HERE.

Program Incentives

When you participate in the program as a contractor, you will receive the following incentives. Plus, you’ll receive additional exposure for your company and leads from Energize Delaware’s advertising, promotions and other marketing resources.

MeasureHome Performance with ENERGY STAR®Assisted Home Performance & Downtown Development District Rebates
Assessment Customer Incentive75% up to $30075% up to $350
Customer Co-Pay for Assessment$100$50

Weatherization Measures

  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Incentives Are 50% Up To Listed Cap
  • Assisted Home Performance & Downtown Development District Rebates Incentives Are 75% Up To Listed Cap
MeasureHome Performance with ENERGY STAR®Assisted Home Performance & Downtown Development District Rebates
Air Sealing 20% Improvement$700$800
Air Sealing 30% Improvement$950$1,150
Air Sealing 40% Improvement $1,100$1,350
Duct Sealing 20% Improvement $500$600
Add R-19 Attic Insulation$900$1,100
Add R-30 Attic Insulation$1,000$1,200
Knee Walls$300$500
Rim Joist$150$200
Floor/Crawlspace Insulation$600$800
Wall Insulation (min 50% of walls)$1,600$2,100

HVAC and Water Heating

  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Incentives Are 50% Up To Listed Cap
  • Assisted Home Performance & Downtown Development District Rebates Incentives Are 75% Up To Listed Cap
MeasureHome Performance with ENERGY STAR®Assisted Home Performance & Downtown Development District Rebates
Heat Pumps Tier 1 (=>16 SEER and =>12.5 EER and =>8.5 HSPF or =>2.5 COP)$600$900
Heat Pumps Tier 2 (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER and =>9.0 HSPF or =>2.6 COP)$800$1,200
Mini-Split HP (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER and => 9.0 HSPF or =>2.6 COP)$400$900
Mini-Split HP (=>21 SEER and =>12.5 EER and => 10.0 HSPF or =>2.9 COP)$600$1,000
CAC Tier 1 (=>16 SEER and =>12.5 EER)$500$900
CAC Tier 2 (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER)$650$1,000
Furnace Tier 1 (94+AFUE w/ECM Blower)$500$900
Furnace Tier 2 (96+AFUE w/ECM Blower)$650$1,000
Boiler (85+AFUE)$650$1,000
Boiler (90+AFUE)$800$1,100
Heat Pump Water Heater$750$900
Tankless Water Heater (Gas/Propane)$600$800
ENERGY STAR® Certified Smart Thermostat$150$200
Direct Vent LP/NG Water Heater (≤55 gallons: EF ≥ 0.67 & UEF ≥ 0.64 / >55 gallons: EF ≥ 0.67 & UEF ≥ 0.85)$100$150
Condensing Boiler with On-Demand Hot Water (90+ AFUE)$1,000$1,200
Mechanical Ventilation Equipment (ERV/HRV/Continunous Exhaust) *One rebate per home on total cost of applicable ventilation upgrades. $300$500
Hybrid Heat Pump & Furnace System Tier 1 (≥16 SEER and ≥12.5 EER and ≥8.5 HSPF or ≥2.5 COP) and (94+AFUE w/ECM) $1,000$1,200
Hybrid Heat Pump & Furnace System Tier 2 (≥17 SEER and ≥12.5 EER and ≥9.0 HSPF or ≥2.6 COP) and (96+AFUE w/ECM) $1,300$1,500