Propane Council expands program funding aimed at reducing greenhouse gases while increasing a homebuilders bottom line.
Residential homebuilders can apply now for the Propane Construction Incentive Program and take advantage of money for installing propane appliances. Supported by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the expanded program amplifies efforts to install propane appliances in new homes and remodels.
“Homebuilders are being told that electric or solar are the only clean-energy options for homes, but this simply isn’t true,” said Bryan Cordill, director of residential business development at PERC. “Propane—a clean energy option that works in tandem with other energy sources or on its own—should be considered when building or remodeling.”
The Propane Construction Incentive Program encourages the installation of propane appliances by offering a baseline incentive of up to $1,000 to builders or remodelers who upgrade to propane appliances in a new build or a remodel. To qualify, at least one of these propane appliances must be installed:
- $500 Incentive: Boiler, Furnace, Hydronic Air Handler, Combi Boiler (not a heat pump).
- $300 Incentive: Water Heater (tankless or storage tank).
- $300 Incentive: Hybrid Heat Pump with propane emergency heat.
Additional propane applications:
- $100 Incentive (Per Appliance): Cooktop or Range, Clothes Dryer, Standby Generator, Fireplace or Gas Log Set, and/or Propane Gas Piping for Outdoor Equipment.
Applicants can also earn a $500 bonus for installing a propane appliance specific to their region of the country.
The 2022 incentive program helped eliminate more than 18 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent from the environment. Last year, PERC awarded $1 million in funding to construction professionals who provided data from the Energy Planning and Analysis Tool comparing the emissions of the propane appliances in their new build and remodeling projects to their electric alternatives. Installations included propane furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, cooktops, ovens, clothes dryers, outdoor grills, and standby generators.
“Participants are not only creating a competitive advantage for themselves, but they are also helping decrease greenhouse gas emissions,” said Cordill. “Propane is available right now and its use is having an immediate and positive impact on the environment. I’m excited to see how many pounds of greenhouse gases we reduce with the help of the expanded program. ”
Learn more about the additional incentive program funding and qualifications, and complete an application at Propane.com/ConstructionIncentive.