ENERGY STAR® rebates for Phoenix homebuilders

More than 80% of consumers trust ENERGY STAR as the EPA-backed symbol of energy efficiency.1 Greater Phoenix homebuilders can now take advantage of the ENERGY STAR brand name while securing incentives through SRP’s ENERGY STAR Homes program.

Through this rebate program, Phoenix-area homebuilders will:

  • Secure incentives for each home built with a HERS Index of 65 or lower.
  • Receive support from SRP marketing homes to potential buyers.
  • Earn government-backed recognition by meeting a higher standard of excellence.
  • Build better quality, more consistent homes by meeting over 150 critical construction details, ensuring better process control and greater ROI.
  • Get ahead of the curve by adapting to upcoming code requirements before they become mandatory.

Incentive structure

Incentives are available for qualifying homes with a HERS Index of 65 and lower. Qualifying homes with a HERS Index between 61 and 65 will receive $500. Qualifying homes with a HERS Index of 60 or lower will receive $1,200 + $100 per HERS Index point below 60.

Example Incentives

HERS index Performance Incentive
Greater than or equal to 66 $0
65-61 $500
60 $1,200
59 $1,300
58... $1,400...
50... $2,200...
<60 $1,200 + $100/point below 60

Incentives are available on a first come, first served basis.

How to get started with SRP’s ENERGY STAR Homes program

Take these steps to qualify for ENERGY STAR incentives from SRP:

  1. Review the program requirements for SRP ENERGY STAR Homes below.
  2. Become an ENERGY STAR Partner.
  3. Contact Rebecca Smout, SRP ENERGY STAR Homes Program Manager.
  4. Review the SRP ENERGY STAR Homes Master Agreement Document is a PDF.
  5. Enroll eligible communities via the Community Enrollment Form Document is a PDF.
  6. Complete construction.
  7. Provide SRP with a payment submittal form.
  8. Receive the SRP incentive.

Builder requirements for SRP ENERGY STAR Homes

Homes must be designed, built and tested in accordance with the "Performance Path" option of the EPA's ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes, Version 3 guidelines.

There is a minimum requirement of 10 homes in a single community to participate in the SRP ENERGY STAR Homes program.

  • A/C and heat pump efficiency: 14 SEER, 12 EER or better (plus 8.0 HSPF or better for heat pumps)
  • Gas furnace efficiency: 80% AFUE or better
  • Wi-Fi thermostat(s): A list of certified products can be found on the ENERGY STAR website.

Option 1: EPA WaterSense Plumbing Fixtures

Option 2:
  • Toilets: Have EPA WaterSense label or an average flush rate of 1.28 GPF or less
  • Showerheads: Have EPA WaterSense label or flow rate of 2.00 GPM or less
    • Exception: One (1) standard flow showerhead may be installed within each home.
  • Bathroom faucets: Have EPA WaterSense label or slow rate of 1.5 GPM or less
    • Aerators with flow rates of 1.5 GPM or less may be installed on standard flow bathroom faucets.

1. EPA Office of Air and Radiation, Climate Protection Partnerships Division. National Awareness of Energy Star® for 2011: Analysis of 2011 CEE Household Survey. U.S. EPA, 2012.

Homebuilders, ready to get started?

You may also call Rebecca Smout at (602) 236-2489 or email

ENERGY STAR Market Leader