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
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:

  • Aaron Rude
  • Aaron Swartx
  • Batzel Builders
  • Big Sky Builders
  • Bigelow Homes LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Brandon Henderson's Construction
  • Brookstone Builders, Inc.
  • Bruce Meldahl
  • Burdick Builders Inc.
  • By Design Builders
  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes LLC
  • City Cottages, LLC
  • Corban Homes
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders
  • Craft Homes
  • Cravath Homes
  • Dakota CDA
  • Dale Gathje Construction
  • Dan Gunderson
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • Dan Severson Builders, Inc.
  • David Reiland Building Contractor LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Dickison Builders
  • Distinguished Homes by Mitch Hagen
  • DR Horton
  • Edge Homes and Construction Inc.
  • Endres Custom Homes
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Excel Homes
  • Executive Construction Services, Inc.
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes Inc.
  • Fort Building and Supply
  • Fox Hill Builders LLC
  • GBI Homes Inc.
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
  • Hammer Homes Inc.
  • Hoagland Homes
  • Home and Improvements by Tom Yennie
  • Homes by Tradition
  • Jason Halverson
  • JC Construction
  • Jeremy Bigelow
  • Jeremy Jacobson
  • Jerett Gallagher
  • Jim Brown Construction
  • Jim Byrne Construction
  • JL Custom Homes
  • JLR Dwellings LLC
  • JM Homes
  • Joe Kruse Construction LLC
  • Joel Bigelow and Sons Enterprises Inc.
  • Johnson Reiland Builders and Remodelers Inc.
  • K.A. Witt Construction
  • K Hovnanian Homes
  • K. Michael Homes LLC
  • Keyland Homes
  • KSPK LLC
  • L &M Construction
  • Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Lang Builders
  • Lennar Homes
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders LLC
  • M H Dutton Construction, LLC
  • Madery Construction
  • MDM Homes, LLC
  • Majestic Homes
  • Maplewood Homes LLC
  • Markham Homes LLC
  • Mattamy Homes
  • MDH, Inc.
  • Meadow Lakes Builders
  • Med City Builders of Rochester LLC
  • Mike Allen Homes LLC
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Nevala Construction, Inc.
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Norton Homes
  • Orchard Hills Villas LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes LLC
  • Pahl and Kaye Construction
  • Paul Anderson
  • Penz Custom Homes Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pries Brothers Home Building LLC
  • R Fleming Construction
  • Radcliffe Homes and Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • RCON Homes Inc.
  • Robert Brooks Masonry and Residential Contracting
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Ron Clark Construction and Design
  • Ryland Homes
  • Rymark Construction Inc.
  • St. Vincent Custom Contracting
  • Scott Berberich Construction LLC
  • Stencil Homes
  • Steve Gentry Construction
  • Steve Skaran
  • Stimets Homebuilding and Remodeling
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Summit Series Homes, LLC
  • Tanner Kramer
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Travis Lange
  • TSB Construction, Inc.
  • VanGuilder Construction, Inc.
  • Wensmann Custom Homes
  • Wright Homes Inc.

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


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