Review of Energy-Efficient New Homes Programs
This report reviews state and utility programs aimed at stimulating the construction of highly energy-efficient new homes in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Given the high rates of home construction in these states, there is considerable activity related to promoting new home energy efficiency. The programs include a wide range of approaches including technical assistance and training, financial incentives, home energy ratings, labeling, and performance guarantees. In some cases, program providers are utilizing a combination of approaches. This report contains descriptive information as well as program results where available, along with contact information for those interested in more information.