Builders Incentive

New Homes

What is the tax credit for new homes?

A credit of $2,000 is available to home builders who build high-efficiency homes (including both site-built and manufactured homes). Qualifying homes must be designed so that heating and cooling energy used will be 50% less than a home that meets the standards of the 2006 International Energy Conservation. In addition, a $1,000 credit is available to manufactured home producers producing models that save 30% or that qualify for the federal Energy Star Homes program.

These credits are available for buildings or systems placed in service from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2013.

Read an IRS summary of the credit here.

Who is eligible for the federal tax credit?

These credits go to the builder or producer of the home.

What are the incentives and how do they work?

What goes into a high-efficiency new home?

Homes can qualify for these credits using a wide range of energy efficiency measures. These can include better-insulated foundations, walls, and ceilings; high-efficiency windows; well-sealed framing and air ducts; high-efficiency heating and cooling systems; and other innovative design and construction methods.

What must I do to qualify for the incentive?

Where can I find out more about qualifying homes?

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