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:

  • Anderson Builders, LLC
  • Barton Brothers Construction
  • Batzel Builders
  • Bellepar Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Bluff Country, LLC
  • Boland Construction LLC
  • Brahlen Homes
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Burdick Builders, Inc.
  • By Design Builders
  • C&C Builders
  • Caritas Builders
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge, LLC
  • Charles Merritt Homes
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders, LLC
  • Cuddigan Custom Builders LLC
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan Hansen Construction
  • David Reiland Building Contractor, LLC
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Dickison 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
  • Graphic Homes Inc
  • Greg Hanson
  • Greg Speedling Contracting, Inc.
  • H&H Company of Rochester
  • Hammer Homes, Inc.
  • Hebert Homes
  • Hilltop Cottages
  • Home and Improvements by Tom Yennie, LLC
  • Home Improvement Shop, Inc.
  • Homes by Tradition
  • James Randall Construction
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • Joe Mahoney Construction Co
  • Johnson Builders & Real Estate, LLC
  • Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc
  • Keller Homes, LLC
  • Kevin Berge Builders, LLC
  • Kevin Decker Construction
  • Key Land Homes
  • L&M Construction Company
  • Larry Beach Construction
  • Legacy Homes
  • Lennar Homes
  • Leyendecker Homebuilders, LLC
  • LGI Homes
  • Loomis Homes
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • 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 Hartert Builders
  • Mike Ranvek Construction
  • Moderno Companies
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • Norton Homes
  • NRZ Construction
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes, LLC
  • Paragon Homes
  • Pearson Builders, Inc.
  • Pederson Homes
  • Penz Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • Pine Island ISD
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pries Brothers Home Building, LLC
  • Pro Built Homes
  • R Fleming Construction
  • R Home, LLC
  • Radcliffe Homes & Remodeling
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Ridgeline Homes, LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Rymark Construction
  • Scott Berberich Construction LLC
  • Senrick Custom Homes
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • Sharper Homes
  • Spence Developments
  • Sticks and Stones Design Build Company, LLC
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Style and Structure
  • Thiemann Construction, Inc.
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes, Inc
  • TJB Homes
  • Tom Himmer
  • Tom Kalmes Construction
  • Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity
  • Vennehjem Building Corp
  • Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Zumbrota Mazeppa School District


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