Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Audits
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-11-03
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Energy Audit: $100

Improvement Measures: 35% of cost

Eligible System Size Minimum total improvement cost (including audit cost) of $1,000

Start Date 2011-01-01

Installation Requirements Energy audits and improvements must be performed by program-approved contractors.

Maximum Incentive Total: $3,100

Improvement Measures: $1,500 for each improvement type

Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Website http://www.energy.state.md.us/homeperformance/index.html

References DSIRE[1]


Note: All available funding for this program has been reserved and the program has closed to new applications. This summary has been left up for informational purposes and describes the program as existed prior to the closure. It will be updated if and when the program re-opens with new funding. Residents may also wish to follow-up with their utility about the status of its residential energy efficiency incentive programs.

The Maryland Energy Administration is now offering rebates for energy efficiency improvements in owner-occupied, single family residences in Maryland through the Home Performance with Energy Star Program. In order to participate in the program, residents must first have a comprehensive home energy audit performed by a program-approved auditor. The cost of any energy audit varies by contractor, but an energy audit incentive of $100 is available for residents that pursue the recommended improvements. Based on the results of the audit, the homeowner will arrange for energy efficiency improvements to be made using a program-approved contractor. Upon completion of the work, rebates of 35% of the improvement cost up to $1,500 per measure are available for the following improvements:

  • Whole-House Air Sealing
  • Attic Insulation
  • Duct Sealing or Replacement or Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Insulation (Crawl Space or Basement)
  • Insulation (Rim Joist)

In order to qualify for a rebate, the total cost of improvements must be at least $1,000 including the cost of the energy audit. The total incentive is limited to $3,100 per customer. Improvements made prior to January 1, 2011 are not eligible for incentives under this program. Residents remain eligible for additional utility incentives which may be available for some energy efficiency improvements, and may also pursue financing for the remaining balance of costs through the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program. Please see the program web site for additional information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - Home Performance with Energy Star
Department SRA Inc.

Phone (240) 514-2757

Email mdhomeperformance@sra.com
Website http://www.energy.state.md.us/homeperformance/

  • 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)"