About the Residential New Construction Program

Why should you participate?

Duke Energy is committed to assisting builders as they strive to build the best possible homes for their customers. Read on to learn how the program can help you...



The RNC Program provides incentives to builders up to $9,000 per home. Incentives help builders install high-quality upgrades that impact electrical energy efficiency.

Stay ahead of building codes

The incentives for HERO-compliant homes cover the cost of a HERS Rater. Your Rater tests and verifies Program requirements and acts as a building science coach to help you guide your crews. When the next code cycle comes through, you'll already be way ahead of the game.


Your homeowners will save money every month (as much as $10k over a 30 year mortgage). While they save they'll also be more comfortable thanks to a tighter building envelope, better insulation levels, increased HVAC and hot water efficiencies, and improved lighting efficiency. All those upgrades also increase your rebates in the program.

Warranty issues

Your HERS Rater and the Program's quality assurance process help you hold your trades accountable. The end result is a higher quality product that keeps your customers happy and helps reduce call-backs.