City of Akron - New Residential Construction Energy Rebate Program (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name City of Akron - New Residential Construction Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-07-01
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Rebate levels are based on HERS Rating:

50-41: 15,000
40-31: 17,500
30-21: 20,000
20-11: 22,500
<11: 25,000

Equipment Requirements Must meet Summit County Building Code
Start Date 2011-01-01
Expiration Date 2011-06-30

Maximum Incentive $25,000


References DSIRE[1]


The City of Akron Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The New Residential Construction Energy Rebate Program offers between $15,000 and $25,000 dollars for new homes constructed in 2011. Homes must meet the minimum standard indicated by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code and the Summit County Building Code. In addition, the home must rate a 50 or less on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. Incentive levels vary based on the rating. In order to qualify for the rebate, a new construction permit must be issued between September 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Rebates are for single family detached homes built within the City of Akron. Residents have 6 months after receiving a rebate reservation to complete construction. Interested residents should download the rebate reservation form on the program web site (listed above). Rebates are awarded on a first come, first served basis, except for 5 rebates, which are set aside for builders, investors, and developers.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department City of Akron
Division Department of Planning and Urban Development

Place Akron, Ohio
Phone (330) 375-2696


  • 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)"