Commercial Construction Grants

Residential Construction Grants

PGW EnergySense offers builders and developers in Philadelphia financial incentives for residential new construction projects built to a higher level of energy efficiency. Residential Construction Grants totaling $1,400/unit are available for qualifying natural gas homes that meet high efficiency standards through energy modeling.

Who Should Apply

  • Building developers with residential new construction or gut rehabilitation projects in Philadelphia.
  • Projects must receive firm rate and have single fuel natural gas heat.

Project Definitions

  • New construction projects are defined as a new building, where a licensed professional architect or engineer is preparing and certifying building plans.
  • Major renovation/gut rehabilitation projects are defined as those where at least two building systems are being replaced or redesigned, and where the renovations trigger the need to meet Energy Code requirements.
  • Homes must achieve 15% savings beyond energy code requirements (2015 International Energy Conservation Code) and receive a HERS rating.

Why Particpate

  • Receive generous financial incentives for approved homes on a per-unit basis. Check out the builder incentives below.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the construction of high-quality, energy-efficient new construction.
  • Energy-efficient HERS rated homes on average sell for higher prices when compared to unrated homes. Learn more from Freddie Mac’s analysis of energy-efficient homes rated between 2013 and 2017: Energy Efficiency: Value Added to Properties and Loan Performance.
Residential New Construction Grants
Requirements Incentives
≥15% more efficient than 2015 IECC; HERS rating completed $1,400/unit

Do you have an upcoming new construction project? Contact the program to get started!

EnergySense rebates are available from 09/01/2020 through 08/31/2023. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date your application is received and are subject to available funds.