Residential Construction Grants

residential construction

PGW EnergySense offers builders and developers in Philadelphia financial incentives for new single-family residential construction projects built to a higher standard of energy efficiency than required by code.

Residential Construction Grants totaling $1,400/unit are available for qualifying single-family natural gas homes that meet high-efficiency standards through energy modeling.

Who Should Apply?

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

What’s Available?

  • Residential Construction Grants

Eligible projects are defined as:

  • New construction projects where a licensed professional architect or engineer is preparing and certifying building plans OR
  • Major renovation/gut rehabilitation projects where at least two building systems are being replaced or redesigned, and where the renovations trigger Energy Code compliance
  • Homes must achieve 15% savings, at minimum, beyond energy code requirements (2015 International Energy Conservation Code) and must be verified by a HERS rating

Why Participate?

  • Receive generous financial incentives for approved homes on a per-unit basis
  • 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 – 08/31/2023. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date your application is received, and are subject to available funds.

Residential Construction Grant Funds Remaining

Approved Grants: 1
Percentage of Funds Used: xxx
Grant Funds Remaining: $xxx

% Funds Used

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to available funds. PGW reserves the right to change and/or end any portion of this program without notice. Rebates are only available for premises served by PGW Firm natural gas rates.