New Homes Program

Are you a builder or developer? We want to partner with you!

Greater Minnesota Gas, Inc. offers free energy code compliance services and additional rebates for measures that improve energy efficiency when you build a new home in our service territory.

Services include:

  • Free blower door testing and duct leakage testing as required under Minnesota’s new energy code when you include a 95% AFUE or better natural gas furnace and an HRV/ERV (with 60% or more Sensible Recovery) in your new home
  • Recommended improvements in the home’s building shell for immediate improvement and/or future reference
  • Additional rebates for the packages listed below:

Three Tiers Beyond Minnesota Energy Code

Basic Recovery Ventilation Savings Package    $400

Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)/Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)* with a rating of 60% or higher sensible heat recovery.

95% AFUE or higher Natural Gas Furnace

ACH50 <= 2.5: this is an air tightness calculation that our building analyst can provide you after testing.

Intermediate Energy Savings Package    $600


96% AFUE or higher Natural Gas Furnace

.67 Energy Factor or better natural gas power vented domestic hot water OR Windows: U.27 or less


Advanced Energy Savings Package    $1000


96% AFUE or higher Natural Gas Furnace

.67 EF+ DHW


Wall insulation: R19 cavity+R10 continuous 

Windows: U.27 or less

*HRV must have a rating of 60% or higher sensible heat recovery.

The home must meet all the criteria for an individual tier or the builder does not receive the rebate in that tier. Homes that do not meet the basic energy tier will receive the information on how to improve the home’s air tightness and can receive a standard furnace rebate from GMG instead. Learn more…

Builders will receive an ACH calculation form which they can submit to their building code official for compliance purposes. Neither Greater Minnesota Gas, Inc. nor the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is responsible for the builder’s failure to comply with energy code. Please check with your local building code official on their requirements.

Please call our trusted partner Center for Energy and Environment with questions and to sign up: Phil Anderson at 651-789-5713,

Contact Us

Questions about your rebate? Get in touch!

PHONE: 888-931-3411

Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30


FAX: 507-665-8602


Energy Efficiency Tip 

Heating season is winding down, and your furnace is finally getting a break! Don't use that as an excuse to leave your furnace filter in longer than recommended. Continue to change your filter regularly to prolong the life of your furnace and keep it running efficiently.