The Energy Smart New Homes Program aims to develop the market in New Orleans for energy efficient new and rebuilt homes. This program offers incentives for home that are built at higher energy efficiency levels than required by the building code.
Who Can Participate?
Builders & Developers: All builders and developers building new homes or qualifying rebuilds in Orleans parish are eligible to participate.
Homeowners: If you are interested in living in an energy efficient home you can contact one of these builders to construct, rebuild or to purchase an energy efficient home. The builders and developers are listed below.
How Can You Participate?
Incentives are available in one of two ways.
Homes that achieve a third party Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 85 of lower quality for a $200 rebate, and at a HERS of 70 or lower, a $375 rebate. An additional $100 incentive is available for installing an ENERGY STAR® Advanced Lighting Package.
Incentives are available for installing specific qualifying features in a new home.
For Either Path:
Step 1 – Builder enrolls as a Participating New Home Builder
Step 2 – Notify Energy Smart when starting new project
Step 3 – Submit application and documentation of HERS rating or qualifying measure
Upon verification, receive Energy Smart Incentive!