Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Construction Program (Connecticut)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Construction Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by technology for prescriptive measures and whether the applicant is seeking ENERGY STAR Certification or Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Incentive.

Eligible System Size Varies
Equipment Requirements Varies by technology

Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund
Installation Requirements Pre-approval is required

Maximum Incentive Varies
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Electric Utility

Program Administrator UI, CL&P, SCG, CNG, and Yankeegas

References DSIRE[1]


The Energy Efficiency Fund offers a program designed to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes. The Residential New Construction Program offers incentives targeted at increasing energy efficiency in several important stages in the construction process. Measures eligible for these rebates include insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, HVAC measures, hot water heating, ENERGY STAR certification, as well as a rebates offsetting the cost of performing a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating. Incentives vary based upon equipment efficiency, HERS scores, and whether dwelling is a single or multi-family residence.

The program is administered by participating utilities, including Connecticut Light and Power, United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, Yankee Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas. Interested customers are required to complete the "Initial Plan" section of the application and submit it to the respective utility administrators prior to starting insulation work to ensure eligibility. Home must achieve all program-mandated standards in order to receive incentives.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Enoch Lenge
Department Connecticut Light and Power
Address 107 Selden Street
Place Berlin, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06037
Phone 860) 665-5369
Fax (860) 665-3030
Contact Name Michael Chesney
Department United Illumination Company
Division Residential
Address 157 Church Street, MS1-6B
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06510
Phone 203) 499-5935
Fax (203) 499-2800

  • 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)"