New Home Construction

Build with a high standard of energy efficiency. Save money, year after year.

Ensure quality, comfort and energy savings in your new home.

How it works

Find a participating home builder experienced and skilled with energy-saving features that increase comfort and sustain your home’s value over time. Participating home builders use advanced construction methods to meet a higher standard of energy performance for newly built homes.

Each home is inspected and tested using the Home Energy Rating System® (HERS®), a nationally recognized method for calculating a home's energy performance. The inspection is performed by an independent HERS® rater trained in best practices for energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

Be sure to ask your home builder about ENERGY STAR® certified homes – these homes are built to stand well above others and comply with ENERGY STAR’s stringent requirements. Learn more about the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes and watch the video below.

Search the DTE directory for participating contractors.

Find a Builder

For more information, please call us toll free, (866) 796-0512 or email us.

Become a Participating Builder.

If you’re interested in becoming a participating builder:

Email us and provide your contact information. We will review and verify your information, our account management team will notify you with additional enrollment information.

Attend a mandatory training session, over the phone. After the session you will be provided with a link to the online Participating Builder Agreement form to fill out.

If you have questions about the builder enrollment process, you can email us or call us at (866) 796-0512.