New Construction Pilot Program

New 'green' homes: the best time to upgrade

The New Construction Program is currently on hold.

The new Washington State Energy Code 2018 has gone into effect and impacts any homes permitted beginning February 1, 2021. This code upgrade negates the energy savings of 20% above code previously offered by this pilot program.

Homes permitted after January 31, 2021 are not currently eligible for this rebate.

Please contact us if your home was permitted on or before January 31, 2021, and you would like it to be considered for a New 'Green' Home rebate.

Building a new home permitted after January, 2021?

Meeting the new energy code isn't difficult or expensive, but it does require some careful building techniques and slight energy-efficient upgrades.

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Benefits

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Increased home value

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Healthier to live in

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Save energy and money
Read Jordan and Lyndsay Mynatt's story of building an efficient new home in Leavenworth and more about the program on Josh's blog post.

 

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Rebates

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$2,000

Your new home uses 20% less energy than code for homes permitted on or before January 31, 2021 (details below)

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Yes! Your new home could qualify for low-rate EnergySmart financing.

 

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Eligibility

Is your new home eligible for a rebate?

1. Your Home and Heating

  
  
  
  

2. New Home Energy Usage

  

3. Paperwork

  
  
  
  

4. When to Apply

  

5. Special Cases

Limited to 10 rebates per year. Please contact us and apply early.

 

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Apply

1. Pick a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater

Make sure to work with a HERS rater to make sure you qualify for a rebate. Builders can get a home certified as "green" through multiple programs in Washington. The PUD can help find the right fit. (One recommendation is Better Built NW.)

2. Build and Model Your Home Energy Usage

Have your HERS rater model your energy use and make sure it uses 20% less energy than code requires. PUD staff can help with resources, including typical ways to meet the higher efficiency standard, to help builders reach the 20% target.

3. Send in Paperwork

Gather your paperwork and send them (or ask your contractor to submit them) to conservation@chelanpud.org or:

Chelan County PUD
PO Box 1231
Wenatchee, WA 98807-1231

 

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What Happens Next?

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We'll review your paperwork and contact you if anything is missing.

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With your paperwork complete, we'll confirm your eligibility , review your modelling, and might schedule an inspection to review your home.

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If all checks out, you'll receive your rebate check in the mail 6-8 weeks after we receive your complete application.

 

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We're Here for You

Questions? Talk with Josh Mitchell, Chelan PUD residential energy adviser, at (509) 661-4380 or email josh.mitchell@chelanpud.org

 

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Contractors

The following HERS rates serve Chelan County.

 

Megan Kramer
(541) 401-7171

 

Jerry Mullhall
(509) 860-3195