CPS Energy - New Residential Construction Incentives (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name CPS Energy - New Residential Construction Incentives
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Energy Star Compliant (HERS Rating 75-58): $800/structure

Energy Star Compliant (HERS rating 57 or less): $1,500/structure
Other Rating Methods(15% to 30% above code): $800/structure
Other Rating Methods(31% or greater above code): $1,500/structure

Start Date 2010-01-01

Program Administrator CPS Energy
Website http://www.cpsenergy.com/Residential/Rebates/New_Construction/index.asp

References DSIRE[1]


CPS Energy offers incentives for new residential construction that is at least 15% more efficient than required by the City of San Antonio Building Code (based on IECC 2009). The building code and incentive program were created by Ordinance 2009-03-12-0179 (the Sustainable Building Codes Ordinance) and further amended by Ordinance 2009-10-01-0777D. The Residential New Construction Incentive Program does not specify eligible measures, but rather provides incentives for the amount of energy saved overall. Savings are based on the total energy consumption of all fuel types used in the building.

CPS Energy offers builders and contractors incentives for new, energy-efficiency residential buildings in the CPS Energy service area in San Antonio. Buildings located within San Antonio can use any approved testing method to demonstrate that they meet the required efficiency level. Areas served by CPS Energy that are not in the City of San Antonio may still be eligible for the incentive, but must be certified using Build San Antonio Green's certification program. Multi-family residential buildings qualify for the residential incentives if they have 3 units or fewer. Buildings with 4 units or more qualify as commercial buildings and are eligible for the New Commercial Construction Incentives. Applications, guidelines, checklists, and other information is available on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name CPS Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Department CPS Energy
Address PO Box 1771
Place San Antonio, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78296-1771
Phone (210) 353-2728

Email energy_efficiency@cpsenergy.com
Website http://www.cpsenergy.com

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ordinance 2009-03-12-0179
Date Effective 2010-01-01
Date Enacted 2009-03-12

Authority 2: Ordinance 2009-10-01-0777D
Date Effective 2010-01-01
Date Enacted 2009-10-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"