Benefits for Builders
Benefits of building an energy efficient home:
- It has been designed and built to standards well above most other homes
- Better quality, better comfort, and better durability
- Better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow
- Better process of inspections, testing and verification to ensure that it meets strict energy efficiency requirements
As a participating builder, you will benefit from the following:
- Market Differentiation and Recognition:
Builders distinguish themselves as leaders in energy-efficient construction and environmental stewardship. Homeowners recognize the brand that will provide them a safe, long lasting, energy efficient and comfortable home.
- Financial Incentives:
The program provides financial incentives to offset the cost of building a more energy-efficient home. The program also offers rebates to offset the costs of design, verification, and final certification of the home.
- Increased Profits:
Customers want the added value of an energy-efficient home, giving you a compelling sales advantage ... meaning faster sales ... adding up to increased profits for you.
- Qualified Rating Certifications:
The program works with Rating Companies to provide you, your contractors, and customers a customized, cost-efficient plan to achieve a high energy efficiency rating. Working closely with a program-qualified rating company throughout the construction process assures that proper building practices are followed to meet program requirements.
- Reduced Callbacks:
In reviewing systems and building practices during the construction process, expensive callbacks are reduced, saving you time and money.
- Market Participation:
Thousands of homes have been built to high performance standards that may only be certified by program-qualified rating companies.
- Technical Support:
Quality Assurance is designed to help participants navigate changing standards and technologies. Our team works to support the efficient and cost-effective performance of all certified homes.
For information call 866-NJSMART if you have any questions.
Builder participation information is available.