Home Energy Excellence Program (for home buyers)

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
Wi-fi enabled 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:

  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Avid Builders
  • Big Sky Builders
  • Bigelow Homes LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Boland Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Brent Homes
  • Bruce Cooper
  • Burdick Builders Inc.
  • By Design Builders
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes LLC
  • Cordes Construction, LLC
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders
  • Cravath Homes
  • Creative Homes, Inc.
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • Dan Heim Construction
  • Dan Severson Builders, Inc.
  • David Reiland Building Contractor LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Dickison Builders
  • Distinctive Design Build LLC
  • Distinguished Homes by Mitch Hagen
  • DR Horton
  • Elevate Builders, Inc.
  • ERH Construction, Inc.
  • Excel Homes
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes Inc.
  • First Homes
  • First Choice Homes, LLC
  • Fox Hill Builders LLC
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Gonyea Homes
  • Graphic Homes, Inc.
  • GreenWood Design Build, LLC
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Hebert Homes
  • High Definition Homes
  • Hoagland Homes
  • Inspire Homes, LLC
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • JC Construction
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc
  • Justin Thompson Construction LLC
  • Kevin Decker Construction
  • Key Builders, Inc.
  • Keller Homes, LLC
  • Keyland Homes
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Legacy Homes
  • Lennar Homes
  • LeVan Builders
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders LLC
  • Loomis Homes
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • Markham Homes LLC
  • Master Builders, Inc.
  • McDonald Construction
  • Med City Builders of Rochester LLC
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • Mike Allen Homes LLC
  • Mike Hartert Builders
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Moderno Companies
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Norton Homes
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes LLC
  • Paragon Homes
  • Paxmar Land Development
  • Pearson Builders, Inc.
  • Peck Home & Deck, LLC
  • Penz Custom Homes Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pro Built Homes
  • Pro Guard Homes
  • Pulte Homes
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R Henry Construction, Inc.
  • R Home, LLC
  • Radcliffe Homes and Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Robert Brooks Residential Contracting LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc.
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Rymark Construction Inc.
  • Schrom Construction, Inc.
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • St. Vincent Custom Contracting
  • Stimets Homebuilding & Remodeling
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes
  • Todd Eidem Construction
  • Tollberg Homes
  • Tom Himmer
  • VanGuilder Construction, Inc.
  • Vennehjem Building Corp
  • Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Yorway Custom Homebuilders
  • Zach Sheeran
  • Zumbrota Mazeppa School District

For additional questions, please call us at 866-872-0052, option 1.