Savings, Rebates, Tax Credits and Grants

SAVINGS PER YEAR

Thousands of $$$ are saved on energy and water bills

This savings are based on the average estimation by ENERGY.GOV and directly related to the location. The Midwest average Energy cooling and heating bills are usually higher than the average cross the United States.

SAVE UP TO $2,000/ PER YEAR

Learn more about how much is your electric bill by following this link How much do you spend 
PRODUCTSAVINGS PERCENTAGE$ VALUE IN AVERAGE
Install exterior low-e storm windows30%$360
Sealed uncontrolled air leaks on annual heating and cooling bills 20% $160
Planted trees for annual air conditioning costs 50%$120
Smart outlets and switches that automatically can be turned off when not in use12%$100
WaterSense toilets $100
Smart Thermostats Up annually on heating and cooling bills 15%$160
LED light fixtures and bulbs with label ENERGY STAR 9%$75
Tankless water heater22%$100
Ductless Split System 60%$900
Water efficient faucets50%$100
Insulated hot water pipes annually on water heating bill4%$15
Total Savings PER YEAR$2,200

Thousands of $$$ are saved on home repair

Long-lasting recyclable high-end materials and house performance keep your property tens time more durable comparing with regular homes

SAVE AT LEAST $600/ PER YEAR

To learn about Energy-efficient modern homes, please learn more about it by following this link What are Zero Energy Net homes

Free fuel for electric car

Save thousands $$$ per year by switching from gas to electric car. Energy Positive home has the ability to produce enough electricity to power your home and your car for up to 70 miles/day

SAVE UP TO $2,000/ PER YEAR

For more information about electrical vehicle usage, please follow this link Charging Plug-In Electric Vehicles at Home

Cut expensive flood insurance

The surplus lines market sells high-risk insurance that standard companies won’t provide. Usually it is 5% of house value to people who live on steep slopes, or in areas prone to landslides.

SAVE UP TO $10,000/ PER YEAR

Learn more about mudslides policies and insurance coverage here

REBATES

SMART HOME features + ENERGY STAR rebates

Find rebates and special offers near you on ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that earn the ENERGY STARl abel meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. EPA helping you save energy and money while protecting the environment.
Read more about Tax Credit: Residential Renewable Tax Credits

Example of rebates in Wisconsin via Vernon Electric Cooperative: rebates are widely vary depending on the area and Energy provider. Rebates below are based on Vernon Electric Cooperative as an example. For more information, please contact your Electric provider. To learn more about ALL Winsconsin Rebates, please follow this link rebates-incentives/Wisconsin

Air-Source Heat Pump – Split Systems$250/ton
Clothes Dryers$25
Clothes Washers$75
Light Fixtures$1/800 lumens
Light Bulbs$1/each
Refrigerators$75
Solar Water Heaters$1200

Example of rebates in Minnesota via Minnesota Energy Resources: The Home Energy Excellence program provides support to builders for improving the energy efficiency of homes. It is available for any builder who is building a home that will have natural gas service provided by Minnesota Energy Resources. To learn more about ALL Minnesota Rebates, please follow this link Home Energy Excellence program

Positive gas savings with less than 20% total energy savings overcode$0
20-24.99% energy savings better than code$500
25-29.99% energy savings better than code$750
30-34.99% energy savings better than code$1,000
35-39.99% energy savings better than code$1,500
Over 40% energy savings better than code$2,000

Solar Rebates from Focus Energy

Our houses are Energy Positive homes which means $0 per electric bill! By doing such a difference for your pocket and environment, Focus on Energy Program and IRS support your vision by giving you back 30% for Solar System + Rebates.

SOLAR REBATES AND TAX CREDIT

Focus on Energy Program is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities.
Let’s say you have a Solar system$17,600
The electricity bill savings in the first year of operation will total $819, but your loan payments will be $1,670, for a difference of $851, or about $71 per month.
Than you get Federal Tax Credit 30% of system costs, or $4,560! Even after you make those loan payments, you’ll end up with an extra $3,709 at the end of the first year.
When your loan’s paid off in year 15$1,400 per year in savings until the end of your system’s life.
For 25-year estimate savings $11,408 after all the payments
Operating your system will take as much carbon out of the air as planting 106 trees every year.or equal to 2,650 Trees over the life-cycle

NEW CONSTRUCTION GRANTS

La Crosse Promise is currently prioritizing applicants who build, or are the first occupants of a new single-family, owner-occupied home within the Powell-Poage-Hamilton neighborhood or the Washburn neighborhood.

LA CROSSE PROMISE BUILD/BUY PROGRAM UP TO $50,000

The La Crosse Promise Build Scholarship Program supports construction projects resulting in a final appraised value of at least $150,000 (including land), with the family contributing a minimum of $150,000 toward the project in personal and/or loan funds.

Acquisition and Demolition Grant Programwill help to reduce this costgap and encourage neighborhood revitalization

ACQUISITION & DEMOLITION LA CROSSE COUNTY GRANT UP TO $50,000

This program was designed to help bridge the financial gap between redeveloping in more mature neighborhoods with deteriorating housing stock and other housing opportunities. This is a competitive grant process with application cycles in February, May, July, and September. Please contact County staff for application deadlines and details. Grant funds can be used for activities that prepare property within target neighborhoods for residential redevelopment.
Powell-Poage-Hamilton, city of La Crosse
Washburn, City of La Crosse
Lower North Side & Depot Neighborhood, City of La Crosse

ENERGY EFFICIENT MORTGAGE PROGRAM

The EEM program recognizes that an energy-efficient home will have lower operating costs, making it more affordable for the homeowners. Cost-effective energy improvements can lower utility bills and make more income available for the mortgage payment.

ENERGY EFFICIENT MORTGAGE PROGRAM

For newly constructed homes, the improvements are cost effective when they exceed the standards set by the most recent International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that has been adopted by HUD for new construction properties. A qualified home energy assessment will determine which improvements exceed the IECC standards.