Washington, DC, May 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has expanded its Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program by opening it up to all builders. Previously, only companies building fewer than 75 homes annually could apply for consideration under the program’s guidelines.
“Since launching the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program back in February, we’ve received a significant amount of interest from larger residential building companies,” said Bridget Kidd, PERC’s director of residential and commercial programs. “We realize that these larger builders have the potential to help even more homeowners discover the benefits of propane systems and appliances. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to expand the program so more builders can participate.”
The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program provides a financial incentive of up to $1,500 to qualifying and selected builders who construct homes that follow PERC’s Propane Energy Pod model. Homes built to Energy Pod specifications feature an integrated, whole-home energy package that includes a combination of propane applications — space heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, clothes drying, and standby power.
Builders must be residents of the U.S. and at least 18 years of age to qualify for the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program. Each qualifying builder is limited to five incentives per year per state. Program participants are required to provide feedback on the propane-fueled appliances they use, giving PERC valuable information to identify training needs and supplement future propane product development.
Participating builders can choose from two eligible incentive packages for each home that they construct. To qualify for the $1,500 incentive package, homes must use propane for space heating, water heating, and cooking, as well as two other applications, such as fireplaces or clothes drying. Homes that meet all these requirements except for propane-powered space heating are eligible for the $750 incentive package.
“Propane can provide a whole-home energy solution that maximizes efficiency while meeting stringent sustainable building requirements,” Kidd said. “By expanding the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program to include larger builders, it’s our hope that more homeowners will be able to enjoy propane’s comfort, low emissions, and energy efficiency.”
To learn more about the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program, visit buildwithpropane.com or call 202-452-8975.