Builder Requirements

  • Homes must be located in UGI Gas or UGI Penn Natural Gas service territories
  • Homes must have a certificate of occupancy issued on or after January 1, 2018.
  • Each home must be at least 30 percent more energy efficient than current codes and federal standards require, as documented by a HERS rating. This includes ENERGY STAR certified homes.
  • Gas space-heating fuel is required for homes to be eligible for UGI Save Smart New Homes.
  • Eligible homes include single-family detached, single-family attached, modular homes, and residential metered units in multifamily buildings that are five stories or less. Manufactured homes are not eligible.
  • Builders and HERS raters must complete a participation agreement in order to submit homes and receive incentives through UGI Save Smart New Homes.
  • Builders must submit an IRS Tax Form W-9 before they can receive incentives through UGI Save Smart New Homes.
  • Submissions must be completed and reported by an eligible and certified HERS rater. The associated costs of hiring a HERS rater to provide evaluation of eligibility are the responsibility of the builder.
  • HERS raters must remain in good standing, and maintain a “Passing” quality assurance score, to submit homes to UGI Save Smart New Homes.
  • All submissions of incentive and participation applications for UGI Save Smart New Homes will be through the approved online submission process.