Residential New Construction Program 

Earn rebates when you build new, energy-efficient homes with NIPSCO’s Residential New Construction Program. The program offers rebates to builders and developers for homes that are constructed to Silver Star, Gold Star and Platinum Star standards based on the Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) score or meet Energy Policy Act Efficient Home Tax Credit requirements to qualify. While the tax credit expired in 2014, please continue to contact your local certified RESNET Home Energy Rater to certify that compliance with the EPAct tax credit requirements have been met in order to qualify for the Platinum Star standard.

What is a HERS score?

The HERS score can be described as a sort of miles-per-gallon sticker that provides homeowners and prospective buyers with insight into the home’s energy efficiency. HERS scores typically range from 0 to 150—the lower the HERS score, the more energy efficient the home. Please see the table below for a list of requirements and rebates for new homes that meet Silver Star, Gold Star and Platinum Star standards.

Do I qualify?

Rebates are available for homes constructed in NIPSCO natural gas and/or electric service territories. Rebates are available for single-family homes and duplexes. To speak to a program representative, call 1-866-721-7385.

  • The rebates listed below are limited to newly constructed homes with qualifying HERS certifications completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
  • Rebates from the Residential New Construction Program may not be combined with the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted within 90 days of HERS certification to be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact the Residential New Construction Program at 1-800-721-7385.

PDF Document New Construction Rebate Application

There are three ways to submit your completed application within 90 days of HERS certification:

  • Email application to
  • Mail application to:
    NIPSCO Residential New Construction Program
    3100 West Rd., Building 3, Suite 200
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Fax application to 517-580-5123