CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes® Program

Residential Energy Efficiency Program

new homes program

The CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes® program promotes local builders who build and certify high performance and ENERGY STAR® homes. These homes use less energy than one built only to the Texas residential building code, providing homeowners with a more comfortable home that operates for less mon ey. An independent third party home energy rater tests every home in this program to help ensure that it meets strict energy efficiency specifications, which result in lower utility bills and a cleaner environment. 

​​If you are a home builder, please visit our CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes® program page here.

Prospective New Homeowner

High performance home energy savings are typically realized through a combination of factors, including:

  • Tight exterior construction to reduce air leaks;
  • High-performance windows;
  • Controlling air leaks through the duct system or unsealed holes;
  • Controlling air entering the home from the outside;
  • Properly installed home insulation;
  • High-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems;
  • High-efficiency water heating equipment;
  • High efficiency lighting fixtures; and
  • Independent inspection and testing 

ENERGY STAR® certified home energy savings are typically achieved through a combination of factors including:

  • Complete Thermal Enclosure System - comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, and lower monthly utility bill costs
  • Complete Heating and Cooling System - installed to deliver more comfort, indoor moisture control, improved indoor air quality and quieter operation
  • Complete Water Management System - protects roofs, walls, and foundations from water damage
  • Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances - ENERGY STAR® certified lighting, appliances and fans
  • Independent inspections and testing

Program Eligibility

CenterPoint Energy does not pay direct incentives to homeowners for this program.

For more information, please email our program contact NewHomes@CenterPoint

Additional Program Information

Please visit to learn more about ENERGY STAR® certified homes.