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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 or Energy Advisor and Envelope Professional on staff and must be EPA Lead-Safe Renovator–certified. If you need any of these certifications, please see below:

  • Purchase or have available diagnostic equipment required of home performance contractors to conduct assessments and sell comprehensive work effectively.
  • Download, sign and submit the Contractor Participation Agreement with your Program Application to demonstrate the capacity of your business to participate in the program.
  • Learn to use the Home Energy Advisor software, a nationally recognized tool for estimating energy savings from proposed work, which helps you produce professional reports for customers and report evaluations and installed work to Energize Delaware.

If your firm already has the required certifications to participate in Energize Delaware, please click here to send our team your information:

To learn how to obtain and/or maintain BPI certifications, 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