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Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/31/2014
Program Overview:
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:$1,000 - $4,500
Installation Requirements:Homes meet minimum certification requirements under the National Green Building System (NGBS), National Association of Home Builders Research Center, Energy Star, Residential Energy Services Network HERS or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems. Builders must be program approved.
Funding Source:Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Start Date:02/01/2013
Web Site:

NOTE: Starting from 02/12/2014, W-9s will not be required while filing for rebate under this program. 

The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE), is offering energy efficiency rebates to new homes certified by the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED), or that have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 59 or less. The Green for Green program is offered throughout the state; however not all properties qualify based on their location. Specifically, with some exceptions homes built in Level 4 areas as established by the Strategies for State Policy and Spending do not qualify. The program web site contains detailed maps showing these areas.

In order to qualify for incentives, homes must be built by program-approved builders. Only homes with a fully signed contract dated on or after February 1, 2013 are eligible for incentives. Home buyers do not submit applications themselves; applications are submitted by the builder on the home buyer's behalf. Non-profit builders are eligible to receive rebates through this program. No individual may apply for a rebate through this program more than once every 36 months. Funding reservations expire six months after the date the application is approved. Rebates are issued when the home goes to settlement and the home has been verified as meeting the certification requirement corresponding to the rebate amount.

  Kim Ferrell
, DE
Phone: (302) 678-1520 Ext.103
  Howard Fortunato
, DE
Phone: (302) 678-1520 Ext.101
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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