Volunteer Energy Cooperative - Energy Right New Home Program (Tennessee)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Tennessee

Name Volunteer Energy Cooperative - Energy Right New Home Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 50

Equipment Requirements Home must have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 83 or better

Home must have been completed for no more than 12 months
Home must be all-electric (electric heating and cooling, water heating, dryer, etc.)

Program Administrator Volunteer Energy Cooperative
Website http://www.vec.org/article.aspx?categID=6&articleID=486

References DSIRE[1]


Volunteer Energy Cooperative, in collaboration with The Tennessee Valley Authority, offers an incentive for their members to construct energy efficient homes through their energy right New Home Program. The $50 rebate is available to homes with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 83 or better, which typically includes:

  • R-30 insulation in the attic
  • R-19 insulation in a cathedral ceiling
  • R-13 insulation in outside walls
  • R-19 floor insulation
  • Windows with a U-value of .5 or lower (preferably low e glass)
  • Heat pump with a SEER rating of 12 or higher
  • Not more than 12.5% glass
  • Agree to a TVA approved inspection
 To apply for the rebate, customers should complete the New Home Inspection form after permanent power is connected to the dwelling and the heating and cooling system is operational, and return it to their local VEC office or mail it to the VEC Marketing and Economic Development Dept.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Marketing and Economic Development Dept.
Department Volunteer Energy Cooperative
Address 18359 Hwy. 58 N.
Address 2 PO Box 277
Place Decatur, Tennessee
Zip/Postal Code 37322
Phone (423) 334-1020

Email vec@vec.org
Website http://www.vec.org/

  • 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)"