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The Washington Gas Residential New Construction Program supports the residential new construction industry in building increasingly energy efficient homes and units in eligible multifamily low-rise buildings within the Maryland Washington Gas service territory. To achieve this goal, the Program offers technical and sales/marketing training and support as well as incentives to homebuilders for homes and units that meet the criteria below.

To be eligible for Washington Gas Residential New Construction incentives, the home must first meet ENERGY STAR version 3.1 certification. For more information on EmPOWER Maryland ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes Programs, please visit ENERGY STAR New Homes.

For Homes permitted ON or AFTER July 1st, 2020 that meet ENERGY STAR version 3.1 certification, the following incentive structure will be in place:

 

Equipment Efficiency Requirement Incentive per Unit
Furnace ENERGY STAR certified, less than 225 Mbtuh, greater than 95% AFUE $400
Boilers Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified $400
Boilers Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum 95% AFUE  $700
Gas “Combi” Boiler ENERGY STAR certified and 90%+ AFUE $700
Storage Water Heater Tier 1 ENERGY STAR certified $100
Storage Water Heater Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum UEF 0.69 $150
Tankless Water Heater Tier 2 ENERGY STAR certified and minimum UEF 0.89 $400
Combination Home and Water Heating Units Minimum 90% AFUE and/or
Minimum 0.87 UEF
$700
 

All ENERGY STAR certified homes with eligible gas equipment must be submitted through the Ekotrope Portal.

The current Program cycle is from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. Applications for Washington Gas Residential New Construction Program are accepted for each calendar year (i.e. 2021) and should be for homes that will be completed within the year the application is submitted.

If you are ready to enroll in the program, please follow the “Begin Application” button below.

*Please note, this application is only for builders to enroll in the program. Builders will not be able to submit individual homes until eligibility is verified and credentials created for Ekotrope.

Have questions about a new or existing application? Please contact us at Alex.Emond@icf.com or (301) 828-8471.

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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money.

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