Program Updates and press releases



Due to the overwhelming success of the Green for Green Program, we have received rebate reservations that EQUAL our 2015-2016 Budget Allocation.  We will be suspending the intake of additional applications on September 1, 2015.  The good news is that there has been a significant increase in the number of new homes being constructed that are eligible to participate in this program—so, thank you for your efforts and great work building energy efficient and sustainable Green Homes in Delaware!  Due to the recent energy building code changes, we will be reviewing current program design and rebate incentive levels.


While we transition this program to have a greater impact on transforming the residential housing market, we will be doing a number of things to ensure program success:

•         Requesting additional funding from the DESEU Board for a modified program

•         Reviewing the incentive levels in relationship to current building energy codes

•         Reviewing appropriate rebates recipients, i.e. home builders vs. home buyers


Program and budget changes require approval by the DESEU Board.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and we also want to take this opportunity to thank you for making this program such a great success! 


Be sure to check back soon for updates and announcements regarding future program design and incentive level structure.

First check in the Green For Green program delivered

DOVER, DE – The Green for Green Steering Committee has presented a rebate check to new homeowners Lam and Maxine Lim because of the energy efficiency built into their new home, built by J.S. Hovnanian & Sons in the Felton, Delaware area.

The $2,000 check was paid through a cooperative program between the Home Builders Association of Delaware which administers the Green for Green Program and Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) which funds the program.  The SEU is a unique nonprofit organization created by the State of Delaware to foster a sustainable energy future for the state.  

The Green of Green Program offers  rebates between $1,000 to $4,500 to home buyers and non-profits home builders that build high energy efficient homes certified by the by the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED), or that have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 59 or less. A dozen homebuilders are participating in this program, more are welcome to participate.  Information is available on the program website

"In 2010 and 2011, when this was offered as a pilot program through the SEU, nearly 200 new home buyers received rebates totaling about $750,000. When compared to homes built to standard codes, these homes will see an estimated $2,371,000 in energy savings over their lifetime," said Mr. DePrima.  So far this year, about $130,000 of rebates have been paid or committed to be paid.

Click on or call 3028833048 for more information on SEU’s EnergizeDelaware programs.


LtoR: Howard Fortunato; Lisa Gardner and Rob Underwood from DNREC (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control); and Joe Gordon, stand behind Lam and Maxine Lim as they receive a $2,000 check from Tony DePrima for their new, energy efficient home in Roseville Estates, Felton, that meets National Green Building Standards. The Lims recently moved from Waldorf, Maryland.


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