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 Gold Star and Platinum Star standards based on the Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) score. Please contact your local certified RESNET Home Energy Rater for details on receiving a HERS rating.

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 Gold Star and Platinum Star standards.

Do I qualify?

Rebates are available for homes constructed in NIPSCO natural gas and/or electric service territories.  Please see application below for complete requirement details. To speak to a program representative, call 1-800-721-7385.

  • Rebates are available for single-family detached homes, duplexes and end-unit homes in attached town homes, where only one wall is shared.
  • Homes must have active NIPSCO natural gas and/or electric service at the time the rebate application is submitted. If the home is served by NIPSCO gas only, then natural gas must be used for both space heating and water heating.
  • Rebates from the Residential New Construction Program may not be combined with the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program.


HERS Index Score

Gas & Electric Rebate

Electric Only Rebate

Gas Only Rebate

Gold Star

≤ 65




Platinum Star

≤ 60




How to apply

Applications must be postmarked within 90 days of HERS certification or no later than December 12, 2015 whichever is earlier to be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact the Residential New Construction Program at 1-800-721-7385.

2015 New Construction Rebate Application

There are three ways to submit your completed application:

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

NIPSCO's residential energy efficiency programs are administered by CLEAResult, harnessing innovative thinking in energy management and delivering the insight and technology to change the way people use energy.