New Construction High Performance Buildings

If you are at the beginning stages of planning your project, please reach out to your utility partner for further clarification on rebate availability.

Optimize performance with the New Equipment & Construction program.

High-efficiency equipment can help your facility perform better, look better, and save you money on maintenance and your energy bills. Our incentives and rebates can help offset the upfront costs of new, energy-efficient equipment for your facility, helping you save even more.


Commercial and industrial businesses have a significant impact on New Hampshire’s energy saving efforts. The New Hampshire utility partners help businesses throughout the state get the information and financial incentives they need to successfully complete major energy efficiency upgrades. New equipment and construction incentives are offered to any commercial or industrial customer building a new facility, undergoing a major renovation, or replacing failed (end-of-life) equipment.

Program Overview

There is a pathway for every project

Receive expert net zero building technical assistance and the highest new construction/major renovation project incentives available. Set an ultra-low EUI and save. We provide support through a post-occupancy period to help you make sure the building performs at the level you expect.

  • Minimum of 10,000 square feet (sf) of heated and cooled space
  • Construction Incentives of up to $1.50/sf
  • Post Occupancy Incentives of $1.00/sf
  • Net Zero or Passive House Certification $3,000
  • Custom Incetives $0.30/kWh

See the brochure for details.

Where customers may not wish to or are unable to set an EUI target, when projects qualify as new construction/major renovation but are not whole buildings (e.g., tenant fit-outs, parking garages) or where customers seek support for discrete measures only, we can help.

Our energy experts will guide you in selecting the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your building. Technical assistance and incentives are available to help cover the costs associated with implementing energy efficiency measures.

  • Project must be at least 5,000 square feet of conditioned space.
  • No-Cost Energy Charette Provided
  • Custom Incentives of $0.30/kWh and $2.00 Natural Gas Therms
  • Prescriptive Incentives at current program rate

See the brochure for details.

Customers that may be late in the design process or have a small project or projects involving only a portion of a building may receive incentives for incorporating energy-efficient equipment and systems into the project. We provide support for prescriptive and custom energy-efficient equipment.

See the brochure for details.

Commercial equipment repairs & replacement

For new construction projects that are not comprehensive in nature but still looking to incorporate individual high-efficiency equipment, electric and natural gas prescriptive incentives are available.

  • No Minimum size requirements
  • Custom Incentives of $0.18/kWh
  • Prescriptive Incentives at current program rate

Natural Gas Equipment Brochure   Electric Equipment Brochure
Please contact your electric or natural gas utility provider partner directly to learn more.

Multifamily Projects

Building a new multifamily project? Please visit our Residential ENERGY STAR® Home New Construction Program page to learn more about incentives offered for energy-efficient incentives offered for energy efficiency upgrades.

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In addition to being eligible to participate in all of the commercial business programs, municipalities are also eligible for additional incentive programs. When the municipalities in our communities save, we all benefit from a healthier, more sustainable environment. New equipment and construction savings are available for municipalities that are building a new facility, undergoing a major renovation, or replacing failed (end-of-life) equipment.

Incentives are available for:

  • Air compressors
  • Boiler reset controls
  • Boilers
  • Custom projects
  • Electronically commutated motors
  • ENERGY STAR programmable thermostats
  • Energy-efficient lighting and controls
  • Furnaces
  • HVAC equipment and chillers
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Water heaters
  • Weatherization and insulation

Services include:

  • Educational programs and seminars
  • Energy efficient schools initiative
  • Review of equipment selection for incentive eligibility

Financing options may be available to help with energy efficiency projects. Contact your NHSaves utility provider to learn more about new equipment and construction savings.

Municipal Brochure

NHSaves is powered by your local utility providers:

Eversource logo

Residential: (800) 662-7764
Business: (866) 554-6025
Please Note: These are general Eversource
Customer Service numbers.

Liberty logo

Gas Customers: (800) 833-4200
Electric Customers: (800) 375-7413

Co-op logo

Phone: (800) 698-2007

Unitil logo

Phone: (888) 301-7700

Pre-approval of rebates by your utility provider is required prior to the purchase and installation of the energy-efficient equipment.

Please be sure to review Terms and Conditions for your utility:
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative