Home Energy Excellence Program (for home buyers)

We offer 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 receiving Home Energy Excellence certification must have:

  • Exceeded our energy-efficiency guidelines, 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.

How it works

Customers who purchase a new home that participated in the Home Energy Excellence program are not eligible for certain rebates under other rebate programs.

The following chart identifies additional potential rebates for which the builder or homeowner may be eligible:

Residential rebate program rebates Eligibility to participate?
Furnace, boiler, or integrated heating system No
Standard programmable thermostats No
Advanced programmable thermostats Yes
Wi-fi enabled thermostats Yes
Water heaters No
Drain water heat recovery Yes
Hearth product Yes
Clothes washer Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), whole home No

We only honor one rebate per piece of equipment. Therefore, building contractors and homebuyers 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:

  • Abbco Construction
  • ALG Enterprises, LLC
  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Bellepar Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Bluff Country, LLC
  • Boland Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Brevig Homes, LLC
  • Brian Olson Construction LLC
  • By Design Builders
  • Cape Cod Homes of MN
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge, LLC
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders, LLC
  • Cravath Homes
  • Custom One Homes
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • David Reiland Building Contractor, LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Distinctive Design Build LLC
  • Distinguished Homes by Mitch Hagen
  • DR Horton
  • Elevate Builders, Inc.
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes
  • G.O. Direct Homes
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • Graphic Homes Inc
  • Greg Speedling Contracting, Inc.
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Heartland Homes of MN
  • Hebert Homes
  • Hilltop Cottages
  • Holty Home Team, LLC
  • Home Improvement Shop, Inc.
  • James Randall Construction
  • Jax Construction & Cabinets, LLC
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • John Bergstrom Construction
  • Johnson Builders & Real Estate, LLC
  • Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc
  • K.A. Witt Construction
  • Keller Homes, LLC
  • Kevin Berge Builders, LLC
  • Key Land Homes
  • Lang Builders
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Legacy Homes
  • Lennar Homes
  • LGI Homes
  • Loomis Homes
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes, LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • Markham Homes
  • McNeilus Properties, LLC
  • Med City Builders of Rochester LLC
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • MI Homes
  • Mike Allen Homes, LLC
  • Mike Hartert Builders
  • Mundfrom Builders, Inc.
  • Nathan Gransee Construction, LLC
  • Nick Holty
  • Norton Homes
  • NRZ Construction
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes, LLC
  • Paulson Builders
  • Pederson Homes
  • Penz Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • Pine Island ISD
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premiere Artisan Design & Build
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pulte Homes
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R Home, LLC
  • Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Ridgeline Homes, LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Rymark Construction
  • Scott Berberich Construction LLC
  • SD Custom Homes
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • Sharper Homes
  • Spence Developments
  • Stanger Construction, LLC
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Terrace Construction, Inc.
  • Thiemann Construction, Inc.
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes, Inc
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Tom Himmer
  • Tom Kalmes Construction
  • Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC
  • Wobig Construction
  • Zumbrota Mazeppa School District


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