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
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:

  • 4D Development, LLC
  • A. Allen Construction
  • Abbco Construction
  • Bellepar Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow Homes, LLC
  • Bigelow-Lennon Construction LLC
  • Bluff Country, LLC
  • Brandl Anderson Homes
  • Brevig Homes, LLC
  • Brian Olson Construction LLC
  • Burdick Builders, Inc.
  • Castle Gate Construction
  • Castlewood Homes, Inc.
  • Centurion Ridge, LLC
  • Charlie Victor Construction, LLC
  • Chris Fritsch Custom Homes, LLC
  • Chris Kurth Construction, Inc.
  • Cooperative Consulting & Building Group
  • Country Joe Homes
  • Countryside Builders, LLC
  • Cravath Homes
  • Cuddigan Custom Builders LLC
  • Custom One Homes
  • Dale Jech Construction
  • Dan Gunderson
  • Dan Severson Builders, Inc.
  • David Reiland Building Contractor, LLC
  • David Weekley Homes
  • DeWitz Home Builders
  • Distinctive Design Build LLC
  • Distinguished Homes by Mitch Hagen
  • DR Horton
  • Elevate Builders, Inc.
  • Eternity Homes LLC
  • Excel Homes
  • Exclusive Home Builders
  • Fedder Homes
  • Fieldstone Family Homes
  • G-Cubed Homes
  • Geib Construction
  • Graphic Homes Inc
  • Hebert Homes
  • Holty Home Team, LLC
  • Hometown Construction Services
  • James Randall Construction
  • JB Woodfitter Homes
  • Jim Kostroski Construction
  • Joe Kruse Construction LLC
  • John Bergstrom Construction
  • Johnson Builders & Real Estate, LLC
  • Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc
  • Jonathan Carr
  • Keller Homes, LLC
  • Kevin Berge Builders, LLC
  • Kevin Decker Construction
  • Key Builders, Inc.
  • Key Land Homes
  • Legacy Homes
  • Lennar Homes
  • LeVan Builders
  • LGI Homes
  • Loomis Homes
  • M.P. Kaye, LLC
  • Majestic Homes
  • Makena LLC
  • Maplewood Homes, LLC
  • Mark Elliot Homes
  • McNeilus Properties, LLC
  • Med City Builders
  • Meier Companies, Inc.
  • Melby Homes
  • MI Homes
  • MN Living Co.
  • Moderno Companies
  • Nick Severson Construction, LLC
  • One Roof Community Housing
  • One Ten Ten Homes, LLC
  • Otis Custom Homes, LLC
  • Paulson Builders
  • Pearson Builders, Inc.
  • Pederson Homes
  • Pietsch Builders, Inc.
  • Pine Island ISD
  • PK Meyer Builders Inc.
  • Premier Builders of Rochester Inc.
  • Pro Built Homes
  • Pulte Group
  • Pulte Homes
  • R Fleming Construction
  • Range Construction LLC
  • Rig Nor, LLC
  • Robert Gill Builders, Inc
  • Robert McNearney Custom Homes
  • Rymark Construction
  • SD Custom Homes
  • Seth Friese Construction LLC
  • SFR Builders
  • Shimota Project Management, LLC
  • Spence Developments
  • Stanger Construction, LLC
  • Steven Horne Homes
  • Stone Cottage Construction
  • Terrace Construction, Inc.
  • TF Rochester, LLC
  • Thimijan Custom Homes LLC
  • Thorson Homes, Inc
  • Todd Eidem Construction Inc.
  • Vision Homes & Remodeling, LLC
  • Wobig Construction
  • Wright Homes Inc.
  • Zumbrota Mazeppa School District


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