Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal (HUG) Program (Missouri)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Missouri

Name Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal (HUG) Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Doors, Heat pumps, Lighting, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Unspecified technologies, Energy Audit
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-03-01
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 15% Energy Savings: 50% of Eligible Project Costs

25% Energy Savings: 70% of Eligible Project Costs
Geothermal System: 50% of Eligible Project Cost

Eligible System Size n/a
Equipment Requirements n/a
Start Date 2010-11-15

Installation Requirements n/a

Maximum Incentive 15% Energy Savings: Up to 2,000

25% Energy Savings: Up to 7,000
Geothermal System: Up to 10,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits n/a

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website http://www.dnr.mo.gov/transform/energizemissourihomes.htm

References DSIRE[1]


Funding for this program was exhausted in early 2011. Applications are no longer being accepted.</b> Funded by the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the Energize Missouri Homes initiative provides single family residences with funding for the Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal program, which provides homeowners with rebates up to $17,000. In order to participate in the HUG program homeowners should contact their local state-appointed program aggregator directly to schedule an energy audit.

Overview A full home energy audit will be scheduled and conducted by an Energize Missouri Homes (EMH) qualified auditor. Missourian homeowners that choose to participate in the HUG program and that would also like to qualify for state and federal tax incentives should choose an auditor that is both a EMH qualified auditor and a DNR certified auditor. Visit the directory of qualified energy auditors for more information. Upon completion of the audit, the aggregator will provide each homeowner with a list of recommended energy efficiency upgrades (and associated energy savings). It is then up to the homeowner to choose which upgrades to pursue.

  • Homeowners that implement upgrades achieving a 15% energy savings will qualify for reimbursement of their energy audit (a $500 value) and a rebate of 50% (up to $2,000) for energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Those that install energy upgrades leading to a 25% energy savings unlock a 70% rebate, up to $7,000.
  • In addition to energy efficient upgrades, homeowners may choose to install a geothermal ground pump. Those that do will be eligible for a 50% rebate, up to $10,000.
  • It is possible to pair the energy efficiency and geothermal rebates for a total rebate value of up to $17,000.

Program aggregators are local and regional organizations throughout the state that act as the point-of-contact for participating homeowners. Visit the Missouri DNR's aggregator map for a full listing of organizations.

Eligibility In order to qualify for the Energize Missouri Homes program, rebate participants must own and occupy an existing single family home in Missouri. Homeowners must sign and certify an Audit Summary Form, establishing that the homeowner owns and lives in the audited property and that the property serves as the primary place of residence. Homeowners who do not live in Missouri, own homes under construction or major renovation, or that are applying for homes that are not their primary residence do not qualify.

Incentive Contact

Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Energy Center
Address P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone (800) 361-4827
Phone 2 (573) 751-3443
Email energy@dnr.mo.gov
Website http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/

  • 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)"