CPS Energy - Home Energy Rebates and Programs


CPS Energy is offering incentives to builders and contractors for new home construction to reduce monthly utility bills for homeowners. CPS Energy incentives for new residential construction are based on a 'whole house' performance concept. To receive an incentive for energy efficiency, the building must be at least 15%more efficient than the City of San Antonio (CoSA) building codes (IECC 2009) implemented in January 2010. The CPS Energy incentives can be determined by using Energy Star HERS rating system.

No specific efficiency measures are required for energy incentives. This provides builders the flexibility to work with Contects to find the most appropriate energy efficient measures needed to meet the standards.

CPS Energy incentives can be determined by using ENERGY STAR® HERS rating or other approved testing methods.
Incentive Levels Using ENERGY STAR®:

ENERGY STAR® compliant with (HERS rating of 75 to 58) = $ 800 per structure
ENERGY STAR® compliant with (HERS rating of 57 or less) = $1,500 per structure
Incentive Levels Using Other Testing Methods:

Other methods under (2009 IECC) energy codes at (15% to 30% above code) = $ 800 per structure
Other methods under (2009 IECC) energy codes at (31% or greater above code) = $1,500 per structure