PERC Offers Financial Incentives to Builders Who Use Propane

Sunday, Apr 20 2014
Posted by:
Nigel F. Maynard

The Washington, D.C.-based Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is offering up to $1,500 in incentives to builders who use the group’s Propane Energy Pod model for new home construction.

Homes built to this model feature an integrated, whole-home energy package that includes a combination of propane applications — space heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, clothes drying and standby power, the group said.

“By implementing the Propane Energy Pod model, builders can offer their customers a more comfortable and enjoyable environment that also meets the industry’s most demanding requirements for energy efficiency and sustainable building,” said Bridget Kidd, PERC’s director of residential and commercial programs. “We hope that this incentive will encourage more builders to choose this whole-home energy solution that maximizes efficiency and savings for the homeowner.”

To qualify for the incentive Program, builders must meet the following criteria:

  • Participant must be a U.S. builder, and at least 18 years of age.
  • Participant is limited to five incentives per year, per state.
  • Participation is limited to those building companies building less than 75 homes per year.

“Participating builders can choose from two eligible incentive packages for each home that they construct,” the group said. “To qualify for the $1,500 incentive package, homes must use propane for space heating, water heating, and cooking, as well as two other applications, such as fireplaces or clothes drying. Homes that meet all these requirements except for propane-fueled space heating are eligible for the $750 incentive package.”

To learn more about the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program, visit

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