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ENERGY STAR New Construction

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As a leader in offering energy-efficiency programs for more than 40 years, Tampa Electric is proud to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes and Certified Apartments and Condos (Multifamily) programs.

The ENERGY STAR label on a home or multifamily building means that it has been designed and built to standards well above other new construction on the market, delivering energy efficiency savings up to 30 percent when compared to typical new construction.

Learn more about why builders should construct ENERGY STAR homes and multifamily buildings, and why homebuyers and renters should look for the ENERGY STAR label.

Homebuyer advantages

With the ENERGY STAR label on a new home, homeowners can be confident that it will deliver. When ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to a new homes construction, an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs.

All ENERGY STAR certified homes have undergone more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that they are built to higher standards and will equate to energy savings. View this ENERGY STAR infographic for more.

Join more than 1.5 million Homeowners across America that are already enjoying the quality, comfort, and value of their ENERGY STAR certified homes. View this video to learn more.

Resources for homebuyers

Consumer Brochure PDF Icon
Maintenance Guide and Tips PDF Icon

Fact sheets:
Thermal Enclosure System PDF Icon
Heating and Cooling System PDF Icon
Water Management System PDF Icon
Efficient Lighting and Appliances PDF Icon
Independent Inspections and Testing PDF Icon

Builders that construct ENERGY STAR homes

The following builders have applied and received rebates from Tampa Electric for building ENERGY STAR certified homes in your area.

If you have questions, call 813-275-3909 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Look for our ad in the Tampa Bay Builders Association Directory.

Builder rebates

Contractors that build residential homes utilizing high-efficiency building techniques that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR standards will qualify for a rebate of $850* for each home that receives the ENERGY STAR certificate. The same rebate is available for customers that build their own home. Contact an Energy Star Rater serving Florida before you start construction. The ENERGY STAR Rater will provide you with guidance on inspections and the measures required to receive ENERGY STAR certification.

Acquiring your rebate

Please have the following information available before you start completing the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes rebate application:

  • Customer's Tampa Electric account number "or" Tampa Electric meter number

The application will prompt you to upload the following information:

  • ENERGY STAR Certificate

When you're ready, complete and submit the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes rebate application Secure Form Icon within 90 days of receiving your ENERGY STAR certificate. Once you submit the application, you will receive an enrollment/confirmation number that you can use to access your application. Be sure to write down and save the enrollment/confirmation number. If you have questions, call 813-275-3909 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To access an existing application Secure Form Icon, simply enter the enrollment/confirmation number you received when you initially submitted your application. This will allow you to make changes and upload any required files.

Contractors please note: An eight-digit vendor number is required for processing. This number is assigned to contractors who register with Tampa Electric. To register, please complete and submit this Vendor Number Request form Secure Form Icon. A vendor number will be e-mailed to you within five to seven business days and can be used to submit multiple rebate applications.

*Only one incentive payment will be issued per home.

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Multifamily rebates

Add extra value to your apartments and condos (multifamily buildings) when you build them to meet ENERGY STAR standards. The ENERGY STAR label appeals to savvy buyers and renters looking to maximize savings with reduced heating & cooling, water and other monthly utility costs.

Owners or developers that build multifamily buildings utilizing high-efficiency building techniques that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR standards will qualify for a rebate of $325* for each residential unit within a building that receives an ENERGY STAR certificate. Learn more about ENERGY STAR Certified Apartments and Condos.

Please perform the following prior to beginning construction:

  • Contact an ENERGY STAR Rater serving Florida before you start construction. The ENERGY STAR Rater will provide you with guidance on inspections and the measures required to receive ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Contact Tampa Electric's Energy Management Service department at 813-275-3909 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will work closely with you and provide any additional assistance you may need to qualify for the ENERGY STAR rebate.
Acquiring your rebate

Please have the following information available before you start completing the ENERGY STAR Certified Apartment or Condos (Multifamily) rebate application:

  • Tampa Electric account number assigned to the local leasing office

The application will prompt you to upload the following information:

  • ENERGY STAR Certificate or Certified Rater Report

When you're ready, complete and submit the ENERGY STAR Certified Apartments and Condos (Multifamily) application within 90 days of receiving your ENERGY STAR certificate. Once you submit the application, you will receive an enrollment/confirmation number that you can use to access your application. Be sure to write down and save the enrollment/confirmation number. If you have questions, call 813-275-3909 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To access an existing application, simply enter the enrollment/confirmation number you received when you initially submitted your application. This will allow you to make changes and upload any required files.

*All residential units must qualify

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