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 constructed under this program can be recognized in one of two ways:

  • Home Energy Excellence Certification - This home meets the energy efficiency guidelines established by Minnesota Energy Resources which are higher than the Minnesota Energy Code.
  • Home Energy Excellence Performance Certification - This home exceeds Minnesota Energy Resources' guidelines by being built with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating that improved at least 8% over the average MN design HERS rating. Some homes achieve a 10% improvement or more.

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

  • High efficiency natural gas furnace and water heater
  • Programmable set-back thermostat
  • Efficiently designed ventilation system
  • Compliance with air tightness standards

While it is the home that is certified, builders who have built Home Energy Excellence homes this year are listed below:

  • Al Barker Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Bigelow Homes LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Burdick Builders, Inc.
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes LLC
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Cravath Homes
  • Custom One Homes
  • Dahl Homebuilders, Inc.
  • Dakota CDA
  • David Reiland Building Contractor LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • DR Horton
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fieldstone Family Homes, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
  • Hammer Homes, Inc.
  • Homes by Tradition
  • Kevin Berge Builders LLC
  • Lennar Homes
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders LLC
  • Majestic Homes
  • Maplewood Homes LLC
  • Markham Homes
  • Mattamy Homes
  • MDH, Inc.
  • Meadow Lakes Builders
  • Mike Allen Homes LLC
  • Orchard Hills Villas LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes LLC
  • Penz Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester, Inc.
  • Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • RCON Homes, Inc.
  • Robert Brooks Masonry & Residential Contracting
  • Robert Thomas Homesm, Inc.
  • Ron Clark Construction & Design
  • Ryland Homes
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Toll Brothers

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