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Make Energy Efficiency a Hallmark of Your New Home

Are you planning to remodel or build a new home? Include energy efficiency and renewable energy in your plans. Energize Connecticut connects you with resources and funding to make your home energy efficient and tap into the power of renewable energy.


Quality work and good materials have always been hallmarks of a well-built home. Today, energy efficiency should be as well. Even with improved building codes and more energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, the average new home in New England uses over $3,000 in energy.1 But new homes today can do better.

There are many options to consider when designing and building a new energy-efficient house. Recent improvements in building materials and construction techniques make it easy to integrate energy efficiency into your home’s design while improving comfort, health and aesthetics. With advanced insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and renewable systems, new homes can achieve dramatic energy savings.

Source: 1U.S. Department of Energy

How We Help

If you’re building or remodeling a home in Connecticut, you can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. For example, you can benefit from a range of rebates, financing options, and technical support through the full-service Residential New Construction program.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our programs wizard, check out the smart energy solutions we offer, or see a list of popular choices below.

Smart Energy by Design

Building or remodeling? Put energy-saving solutions into your plans.

Trim Heating and Cooling Costs

Enjoy savings & comfort with a ductless heat pump. A $300 rebate makes it affordable.

Save with ENERGY STAR®

Cash in on reduced pricing or rebates on efficient lighting & appliances.

Hot Water, Warmed by the Sun

Solar Hot Water is a smart water-heating choice. Financing helps you make the switch.

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