CPS Energy is offering incentives to builders and contractors for new home construction that will result in lower monthly utility bills for the homeowner and will be good for the environment!
See Changes to New Home Construction Rebate
CPS Energy incentives for new residential construction are based on a “whole structure performance” concept. To receive an incentive for energy efficiency in new home construction, the building must be at least 15% more efficient than the City of San Antonio (CoSA) building codes (IECC 2009) implemented in January 2010. The building codes and related efficiency incentives were adopted from recommendations provided by the Mayor’s Task Force on Sustainable Buildings, a diverse community stakeholder group. Recommendations for building codes and incentives were formalized in the City's Sustainable Building Code ordinance.
This rebate applies only to homes directly serviced by CPS Energy. A residential structure is defined as a single-family home, a duplex or a fourplex. Each structure (not each unit) qualifies for a single rebate. Multi-family structures with more than 4 units are considered commercial construction and addressed under the New Commercial Construction Program.
No specific efficiency measures are identified as being eligible for energy incentives. This provides builders the flexibility to use whatever building methods they feel appropriate to meet the standards.
- Other methods under (2009 IECC) energy codes at (15% to 30% above code) = $ 800 per structure
- Other methods under (2009 IECC) energy codes at (31% or greater above code) = $1,500 per structure
Build San Antonio Green can help! Task force recommendations also call for local programs to collaborate to provide consistent community-wide approach to educating and incentivizing new construction. Build San Antonio Green aligned their home certification programs to match the incentive levels. So, if you qualify for Level 1 or above in the Build San Antonio Green program, you automatically qualify for CPS Energy incentives!
To qualify for CPS Energy's New Home Construction incentive program: