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:

  • Alpha Design Build Group, Inc
  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Avid Builders
  • Bellepar Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Boland Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Bruce Cooper
  • Burdick Builders, Inc.
  • Caritas Builders
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge, LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Cordes Construction, LLC
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders, LLC
  • Cravath Homes
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • Dan Severson Builders, Inc.
  • Darin Gasner
  • 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.
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Excel Homes
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes
  • First Choice Homes, LLC
  • First Homes
  • Fox Hill Builders, LLC
  • GBI Homes, Inc.
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • Graphic Homes Inc
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Habitat for Humanity - Rochester Area
  • Hebert Homes
  • Hoagland Homes
  • Home and Improvements by Tom Yennie, LLC
  • James Randall Construction
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • Joe Kruse Construction LLC
  • Johnson Builders & Real Estate, LLC
  • Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc
  • Keller Homes, LLC
  • Kevin Berge Builders, LLC
  • Kevin Decker Construction
  • Key Builders, Inc.
  • Key Land Homes
  • L&M Construction Company
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Legacy Homes
  • Lennar Homes
  • LeVan Builders
  • Loomis Homes
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Madery Construction
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes, LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • Markham Homes
  • McDonald Construction
  • McNeilus Properties, LLC
  • Med City Builders
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • MI Homes
  • Mike Frank
  • Mike Hartert Builders
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Moderno Companies
  • Nevala Construction, Inc.
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Novak Fleck, Inc
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes, LLC
  • Paragon Homes
  • Paul Hanzel Homes
  • Paul Kreidermacher
  • Paxmar Land Development
  • Pearson Builders, Inc.
  • Peck Home & Deck, LLC
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Premiere Artisan Design & Build
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pro Built Homes
  • ProGuard Exteriors, LLC
  • Project One Construction
  • Pulte Homes
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R Home, LLC
  • R.J. Manemann Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Rymark Construction
  • Scott Berberich Construction LLC
  • SD Custom Homes
  • Senrick Custom Homes
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • Sharper Homes
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Thiemann Construction, Inc.
  • Thorson Homes, Inc
  • Todd Eidem Construction Inc.
  • Tollberg Homes
  • Tom Himmer
  • Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC
  • Wayne Musselman
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Yorway Custom Homebuilders


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