Energy Saving Tax Credits for Homeowners

Federal Tax Credits

(Information from the Structural Insulated Panel Association)

Builder tax credit for new homes
A $2,000 tax credit is available for builders of energy-efficient homes.  To qualify, the home must demonstrate a 50 percent reduction in heating and cooling energy over the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as determined by a qualified energy rater.  This credit was recently extended to homes built before December 31, 2011.

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Homeowner tax credits for existing homes
Building envelope improvements to existing homes, such as installing SIP insulated nailbase, are eligible for a 10% tax credit, with a cap of $500 per home.  This credit was also recently extended through December 31, 2011.

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State and Local Tax Credits

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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