new homes

Get up to $2,075 cash back

Get up to $2,075 cash back

How to apply

Step 1

Hire and work with a verified Rater. Not required for Builders pursuing stand-alone rebates.

Step 2

Complete the Wattsmart New Homes builder application and enroll prior to starting your project.

Step 3

Rater's must complete the Wattsmart New Homes Third Party Application if payment is being forward to a builder.

Step 4

Submit a completed rebate application with all required documentation within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date. If working with a Rater, they will submit on their Builder's behalf.
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Build for a brighter future

Rocky Mountain Power offers builders the opportunity to receive cash rebates for building Wattsmart HERS rated homes that are more efficient than current energy code requires. Stand out and show your commitment to quality with homes that deliver superior comfort, greater durability and lower energy costs.

Rebates and qualifications

Performance measuresRebate for electrically cooledRebate for electric heat
HERS 62-56$175$350
HERS 55-49$300$600
HERS 48 or lower$500$1,000
ENERGY STAR® V3$25$25
Stand-alone measures*RequirementRebate
Air source heat pumpHSPF 9, 15 SEER or better$1,000
Air source heat pumpHSPF 10, 17 SEER or better$1,500
Air source heat pumpHSPF 12, 20 SEER or better$2,000
Central air conditioner15 to 16.9 SEER$100
Central air conditioner17 to 19 SEER$200
Central air conditioner20 SEER or better$350
Dual fuel heat pumpClimate Zone 3
90 AFUE or better
9 HSPF, 15 SEER or better
$1,000
Dual fuel heat pumpClimate Zones 5 and 6
90 AFUE or better
9 HSPF, 15 SEER or better
$2,000
Ductless heat pump - multi-headHSPF 9, SEER 15 or better$1,000
Ductless heat pump - single-headHSPF 9, SEER 15 or better$750
Ductless heat pump - supplementalHSPF 9, SEER 15 or better$500
Ground source heat pump3.5 COP, 16 EER or better$2,000
Heat pump water heaterNEEA tier 4
55 gallons or less
$700
Smart thermostatENERGY STAR certified$50
Stand-alone(s) + ENERGY STAR add-onMust also have installed one of the above measures$25
Stand-alone(s) + HERS add-onMust also have installed one of the above measures$50

Ensure single-family home qualifies:

  • Must be new construction, not an existing home.
  • Electrically cooled or heated homes qualify
  • Multifamily homes up to 3 units qualify

HERS program rules:

  • To be eligible for gas heat HERS rebates, an air conditioner must be installed and included in the HERS modeling.
  • Home must be site built and verifiable and testable following ENERGY STAR and RESNET™ requirements.
  • Homes that are built off-site but follow the state/local/regional codes qualify for new construction rebates.
  • Home must meet all individual program requirements for each service completed, including homes built off site.
  • ENERGY STAR homes must meet HERS index requirements.
  • Home cannot use on-site generation to achieve HERS index.
  • HERS modeling software must be approved by RESNET™ at the time of modeling.
  • Homes must meet current code requirements for duct leakage and air infiltration.
  • Rocky Mountain Power HERS, ENERGY STAR, and Connected Thermostat measures may be combined. If seeking the ENERGY STAR rebate, the HERS index used for ENERGY STAR certification must meet the utility's HERS requirements.
  • Whole home performance measures (HERS, ENERGY STAR) cannot be combined with the stand-alone measures (CAC, HPWH, DFHP, GSHP).
  • Rebate application must be received within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date or equivalent from the governing municipality.

Stand-alone measure program rules:

  • Review the complete list of requirements for each stand-alone measure.
  • Home must meet all building codes and standards requirements, including homes built off site.
  • Home must meet all individual program requirements for each service completed.
  • Rebate application must be received within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date or equivalent from the governing municipality.
  • If applying for a multifamily property (up to 3 units per foundation), please submit one application per unit.
  • For properties with 4 or more units per foundation, please see our custom Multifamily Program

Required documentation for performance measures:

  • RESNET™ registered HERS file
  • Copy of HERS summary report
  • Copy of ENERGY STAR certification (if applicable)
  • Brand and model of equipment (if the home included above code equipment)

Required documentation for stand-alone measures:

  • Brand, model and equipment efficiency
  • AHRI certificate

Required documentation for stand-alone HERS & ENERGY STAR add-ons:

  • Copy of HERS summary report
  • Copy of ENERGY STAR certification (if applicable)
Rebates are associated with the most recent tariff filing approved by the Utah Public Service Commission. All rebates are subject to change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Customer eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Utah who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1, 2 or 3 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Utah where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1, 2 or 3 also qualify for this program. You can locate your rate schedule on your bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070. Rebate checks are only issued in the name of the Rocky Mountain Power account holder.

Application details

Prior to starting a project, builders must complete their enrollment into the Wattsmart New Homes program. Download application.

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