Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - New Homes Program (Louisiana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Louisiana

Name Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - New Homes Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 2,000 per home with HERS rating of 70 or better

3,000 per home with at least 50% energy savings compared to IECC 2004

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Maximum Incentive 3,000

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Website http://www.empowerlouisiana.org/HeroNewHomesProgram.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


The Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) New Homes Program is offered by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for Louisiana residents or licensed businesses in Louisiana. Homes that achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 70 or more qualify for a $2,000 rebate. Homes that achieve a 50% energy savings for heating and cooling compared to IECC 2004 qualify for a $3,000 rebate. For the $3,000 rebate, 20% of the energy savings must be achieved in improvements to the building envelope.

In order to qualify for the rebate, a HERO-Certified Energy Rate must review the building plans and make recommendations on energy performance goals. After the resident and the rater have agreed on a building plan, the resident must complete the project and documentation within six months. Rebates will be given after all required documentation has been submitted. Guidelines and forms can be found on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division HERO Program

Phone (877) 319-1368

Email lahero@shawgrp.com

  • 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)"