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Project ReEnergize

The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) has allocated $2.5 million in funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide rebates to homeowners for energy efficiency upgrades.  Dubbed Project ReEnergize, this program will be administered by the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) and serves to improve energy efficiency in Minnesota homes and stimulate jobs. 

Project ReEnergize will provide rebates of up to $4,000 for a variety of energy upgrades to owner-occupied homes under 3,000 square feet that were constructed before 2000. One rebate check per a household is allowed and the funds may be used in addition to other tax credits and incentives currently available and will only be available through qualified remodelers.

Rebates through this program include:

Energy Efficiency Measures Eligible For Rebate Maximum Rebate per Household
Replacement Energy Star window without attic air sealing $250 per window
Replacement Energy Star window with attic air sealing $300 per window
Advanced air sealing of attic $800
Attic insulation $800
Exterior wall insulation $800
Replacing orphaned atmospherically vented water heater $750

For more details about the program, qualifing upgrades and qualified area contractors follow the link below:

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