Financial Incentives

Here at Green Built Alliance, we believe that sustainable and eco-conscious building should be rewarded. That is why we have provided easy access to information on tax incentives and other programs that encourage homeowners and builders to make the best decisions economically and environmentally.

Duke Energy Progress Incentives


EnergyWise Home helps lower the community’s energy use during times of unusually high demand. As a participant, you’ll earn yearly bill credits while helping the environment. Earn $75/year per device on your hot water heater and/or HVAC system.

Smart Saver provides up to $1940 for doing energy efficiency. Rebates available for HVAC, duct replacement or repair, insulation, and air sealing or a heat pump water heater.

Home Energy House Call is a free in-home assessment for eligible homeowners. Also includes free LEDs, a free showerhead, and advice on which energy efficiency measures to install. Sign up online or call 844.346.4366.

Residential New Construction Program offers $750 – $9,000 to builders for building energy efficiency homes. The better the home’s HERS score the more incentive.


EnergyWise Business is an energy management program that helps Duke Energy manage the energy use of the power grid. For participating your business will receive financial incentives and a free programmable thermostat.

Small Business Energy Saver will pay up to 80% of select energy efficiency improvements (such as LEDs and lighting controls) to help your business cut costs and save energy.

Smart Saver provides incentives for installing energy efficient equipment to support your specialized business.

Demand Response Automation provides financial incentives (up to 14% off your bill) for using less energy during peak energy demand periods.  This program also provides technical support to assist you in making a plan of action to use during peak demand.

Other Finacial Resources

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency – Information on state, local, utility, and federal tax incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency

Green Mortgage Guide – Guide to Energy Efficient and green mortgages.

NC Sustainable Energy Association – NC non-profit with information on state and federal tax credits

Tax Incentives Assistance Project – Sponsored by a coalition of public interest non-profit groups and government agencies, it’s designed to give the latest information on federal income tax incentives for energy efficiency with buildings and vehicles