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Built to Save

Promoting energy efficient homes.

A Proud Built to Save™ Partner

Built to Save™ is a program that gives a certification to new homes that meet energy-saving standards that exceed code requirements. Each home is inspected, tested, and guaranteed by a third-party inspector. As a proud Built to Save™ Partner, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative is helping homeowners conserve energy in our community.

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Benefits of the Built to Save Program for Homebuyers:

When you choose a Built to Save™ home, you experience a variety of great benefits. Built to Save™ certified homes are designed with energy efficiency in mind and will help you save energy and money for many years. Additional benefits include:

  • Consistent temperatures from room to room.
  • Tight construction and controlled air filtration.
  • Better indoor air quality.
  • Properly sized HVAC systems.
  • A more comfortable home with properly installed insulation.
  • Better resale value.

Benefits of the Built to Save Program for Builders:

The Built to Save™ brand identifies builders who are building high-performance homes that can save money on utility bills than a similar home built to code. Stand out from the competition with energy-efficient, superior construction verified and guaranteed by an independent Rater to be Built to Save™.

  • Differentiation from builders who are only building to code.
  • An outstanding source for marketing tools and resources.
  • Rebates from utility companies, if applicable.
  • Opportunities to partner with developers to promote sales.
  • Leveraged marketing with the Built To Save™ ad campaigns.
  • Homebuyer education on the benefits of a Built to Save™ home.

Qualifying Criteria for Built to Save™ Certification

We work with experienced builders who focus on designing energy efficient new homes. To qualify for Built to Save™ certification, the following criteria apply:

  • Builder and RESNET Certified Rater must be registered with the BTS Program.
  • Builder and Rater must be registered with a participating utility company .
  • Rater must perform a pre-drywall and a final inspection of the home.
  • Home must have a HERS score of 60 or below to qualify.
  • Construction must meet or exceed 2015 IECC levels.
  • Compliance checklists must be completed, verified, and submitted by Rater.

The 2017 MVEC Built to Save

Home Program will offer incentives to home builders that complete and submit certification of the construction of new Program Homes
between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in the MVEC service territory.

per single-family home:

H.E.R.S. index of 60– 55

per single-family home:

H.E.R.S. index of 54 – 50

per single-family home:

H.E.R.S. index of 49 – Below

Additional Premium

for Energy Star Version 3.0 checklist

Rheem Marathon Water
Heater Installation Rebate

ENERGY STAR Rated Heat Pump
Water Heater Rebate

Rebates are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis until funds earmarked for the Program are depleted or the program is terminated.
To qualify for a rebate the new home must be certified between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The home builder is required to adhere
to the guidelines of the Program, and the new home must be served by MVEC. The terms and conditions of the Program are subject to
change without notice.

Participating Builders

Magic Valley is a proud Built to Save™ Partner

Affordable Homes of South Texas


Newmark Custom Homes


Westwind Homes


Caribella Homes


Caltia Construction


Divine Custom Homes


Pavone Homes by Camino Real Builders


Gold Star Construction


Chris Ryan Homes & Investments


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