The United Illuminating Company - Residential New Construction Program (Connecticut)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name The United Illuminating Company - Residential New Construction Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Above Grade Insulation: 0.50/sq. ft. of insulated area

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: 500/ton
Water Heater: 300
Energy Star HVAC: 500/ system
Efficient Natural Gas Hot Water Heater: 300
Single Family Energy Star Certification Incentives: 500-3,000
Multi-Family Energy Star Certification Incentives: 250-1,500
Single Family Rating Incentive: 100-400
Multi-Family Rating Incentive: 100-175

Maximum Incentive Insulation: 1 br 660; 2 br 1,030; 3 br 1,395; 4 br 1,910; 5 br 2,095

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: 1,500 per location
Energy Star HVAC: Systems must be at least SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF 8.2
Efficient Natural Gas Hot Water Heater: Minimum EF 0.82
Energy Star Certification: Multi-Family 1,525; Single Family 3,050
Multi-Family Rating Incentive: 5,000-8,750; varies by HERS results

Program Administrator The United Illuminating Company

References DSIRE[1]


The United Illumination Company and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) offer a program designed to encourage the construction of Energy Star certified homes. The Residential New Construction Program offers incentives targeted at increasing the energy efficiency of constructed homes in several important stages in the construction process. Measures eligible for these rebates include insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, HVAC measures, hot water heating, final energy star certification as well as a rebate offsetting the cost of performing a HERS rating. Incentives vary based upon equipment efficiency, HERS scores, and whether dwelling is a single or multi-family residence. All related information can be found on the program application, which is located on the web site listed above. Contact utility or CEEF before starting construction work to ensure eligibility. No homes are eligible after sheetrock has been applied to residence. Home must achieve all standards provided by the program in order to receive incentives.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Christopher Ehlert
Department The United Illuminating Company
Address 157 Church St
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06510
Phone (877) 947-3873


  • 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)"