EarthCents® New Home
Georgia Power's EarthCents® New Home Program focuses on educating the home-buyers about the benefits of owning a qualified EarthCents New Home. These homes offer built-in quality and comfort and are more efficient than homes constructed to standard building codes. Through the installation of energy-efficient measures and products in new home construction, program-participating contractors will work with home-buyers to ensure that their newly-constructed home functions more energy-efficient than average homes.
To qualify as an EarthCents New Home, the new home energy performance must be tested and certified by an independent HERS rater. Contractors will choose a Georgia Power-certified HERS Rater and consult on program requirements. Click on the link below to view a list of HERS Raters by region.
2017 Rebates & Offers
These rebates are available to home builders to offset the cost of a formal inspection by a certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater and to assist with the incremental cost of installing the efficiency measures.
Georgia Power participating builders may also be eligible to receive $250 per heat pump system installed in a single-family home where available.
Georgia Power participating builders are eligible to receive $500 for each EarthCents HERS-qualified single-family new home with a HERS Index of 74 or better.
For more information on how to become a program-participating contractor, contact Tim Carter, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tara Mincey, Sr. Market Specialist, at email@example.com, or Lisa Baldwin, Energy Efficiency Support Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.