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Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program

Last Review: 2012-11-26
Incentive Type: Utility Rate Discount
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: Contact Duke Energy
Website: http://www.duke-energy.com/south-carolina/billing/electric-rates.asp

Summary:

Duke Energy encourages residential customers to buy energy-efficient homes through the utility's Energy Star Homes Program, which awards a rate discount to customers living in Energy Star homes. To earn the Energy Star label, homes are tested by a third-party inspector to ensure they meet the U.S. Department of Energy's criteria. Generally speaking, a home must be at least 30% more efficient than the national Model Energy Code for homes or 15% more efficient than the state energy code, whichever is more rigorous. The home test is the responsibility of the customer and/or the builder, and the cost range is from $300 to $500 for certification. The size of the home and the inspector’s travel time may affect the cost. Typical characteristics of an Energy Star home include:

  • Effective insulation

  • High-performance windows

  • Tight construction and tight ducts

  • Energy-efficient HVAC equipment

  • Independent testing provided by third-party inspectors

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Contact:
Duke Energy
Customer Service
PO Box 1090

Charlotte, NC 28201
Phone:(800) 976-4328 Ext.
Phone 2:(800) 777-9898
Email: ContactUs@duke-energy.com
Web site: http://www.duke-energy.com/

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