The Project ReEnergize program concluded June 1st, 2010 and no further funding is available at this time. Should further funding become available that information will be made public.
The energy efficiency measures eligible for rebate are:
Heating systems are not eligible for rebates as was previously publicized. Talk to a Project ReEnergize Qualified Contractor to see if you qualify for utility rebates or the $1,500 federal tax credit available for high efficiency furnace and boilers.
The maximum rebate available per home for eligible energy efficient upgrades without attic air sealing is $2,500.
The maximum rebate available per home for eligible energy efficient upgrades with attic air sealing is $4,000. An additional $750 is available for replacing orphaned atmospherically vented water heaters (available only with attic air sealing.)
On February 17, 2009 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by the federal government. According to Recovery.gov, "The Act will save and create three to four million jobs, 90 percent of them in the private sector."
Accordingly, the 2009 Minnesota Legislature passed a comprehensive bill to provide guidance on how to spend the federal stimulus funding allotted to Minnesota. Senate File 657 was signed into law May 21, 2009 and appropriated $7.65 million dollars for residential energy efficiency programs.
$2.5 million in rebates have been allocated to increase residential energy savings and create construction jobs in the state of Minnesota. And so, Project ReEnergize was born.
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A feature will soon be added allowing you to find out about all the energy efficiency rebates, tax credits and programs available to you by entering your geographic location. Check back in October.
The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) is administering Project ReEnergize on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. BAM is a statewide trade association representing over 3,500 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction and other aspects of the residential and light commercial construction industry. For more information visit: www.bamn.org
This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Please be aware that the opportunity to receive any rebate money from Project ReEnergize (the "Program") is contingent on the approval of a Rebate Application, submitted by the homeowner, in BAM's sole discretion, the completion of upgrades in accordance with the requirements of Project ReEnergize, and the availability of rebate funds at the time the Application is processed. Funds shall be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and Builders Association of Minnesota ("BAM") makes no representation or guaranty as to the availability of funds at any particular time or for any particular project.
Those interested in participating in the Program should review and be aware of Project ReEnergize's terms at the time of application. Strict compliance with all terms and guidelines of Project ReEnergize is required to be eligible to receive any funds through the Program.
Only Project ReEnergize qualified contractors who have completed the required Program training will be eligible to perform rebate work. BAM and all applicable government agencies expressly disclaim any representations or warranties, whether express or implied, with regard to the habitability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of any eligible improvements made under the Program. Homeowners shall look solely to their Contractors with regard to any warranty claims. BAM and any applicable governmental agency shall not be responsible for any mitigation responsibility, claims or damages arising from the work performed, including defect or warranty claims related to increased humidity levels in the home caused by air sealing.
BAM values the integrity of the Program and shall aggressively pursue any act of misappropriation or fraud. Homeowners and Contractors are encouraged to carefully review the guidelines and terms of Project ReEnergize prior to the submission of any documentation or contact BAM at 1-800-654-7783 with any questions regarding the Program.