The number and variety of incentives for ENERGY STAR factory built
homes is on the rise. Many utilities and state agencies are turning
to financial incentives as a way to promote efficient construction.
An array of tax credits, sales tax reductions, rate discounts and
direct payments are being offered from coast to coast for both HUD-code
and modular homes. Most programs provide a direct cash payment to
the factory builder, retailer/dealer or homebuyer, often with the
purchase of an ENERGY STAR home. Amounts vary, but most incentives
are between $500 and $1,500, although with several programs the benefits
reach well beyond $2,000, frequently in the form of a tax reduction.
The Systems Building Research Alliance is monitoring
programs that might benefit HUD-code and modular producers and builder/dealers
and has begun to compile a list of available incentives by state
Several of these programs are administered by SBRA. The rebates are paid directly
to the manufacturer, builder/retailer or community owner for each
new ENERGY STAR home they sell to customers of the utility. More
information about the current rebate programs is below.
For questions, contact Gwynne Koch, SBRA ENERGY STAR Program Manager,
or (212) 496-0900 x120.