Green Home

Interested in greening your new or existing home? Read on for resources and programs in Missouri and Illinois.

ENERGY STAR Home Advisor

The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor is designed to help you complete a basic review of the energy efficient features of your home, build an ENERGY STAR Home Profile, and get customized and prioritized recommendations for improvements to increase efficiency and comfort.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to bring Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to the St. Louis bi-state area.

Missouri and Illinois homeowners commonly have problems with rooms that are too hot or too cold, high humidity and mold.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers a comprehensive approach to home improvement, remodeling, and renovation that will make your home more efficient and reduce energy costs, while improving indoor air quality and creating a more comfortable, healthier home. At the same time, you’ll be helping to protect the environment through energy conservation.

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Ameren Missouri Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates

Ameren Missouri offers cash-back rebates for upgrading to energy-efficient equipment and products. Save energy and money while maintaining your comfort.

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Spire Residential Energy Efficiency

Spire offers energy efficiency rebates, and has financing offers for customers.

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Missouri Personal Income Tax Deduction: Missouri Certified Home Energy Audits

Senate Bill 1181, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law in 2008, includes a Missouri personal income tax deduction for qualified home energy audits and the recommendations of those audits, beginning with the 2009 tax year. SB 601 passed in 2014 extended this tax deduction through December 31, 2020.

Any taxpayer who paid an individual certified by the Division of Energy to complete a home energy audit may deduct 100 percent of the costs incurred for the audit and the implementation of any energy efficiency recommendations made by the auditor. The maximum subtraction may not exceed $1,000 per year, for an individual taxpayer or $2,000 per year for taxpayers filing combined returns. To qualify for the deduction, you must have incurred expenses in the year you are filing a claim, and the expenses incurred must not have been excluded from your federal adjusted gross income or reimbursed through any other state or utility energy program.

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Missouri Home Energy Certification Program

The Missouri Home Energy Certification (MHEC) program encourages Missourians to reduce energy usage by making improvements or upgrades to their homes. MHEC is a voluntary program designed to promote energy efficient homes through clear and meaningful recognition. It is intended to help homeowners convey the invested value of the energy efficient features of their home to potential buyers. Both new and existing single-family homes in Missouri are eligible for MHEC program.

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Green Home Guide

Visit USGBC’s Green Home Guide to browse articles and get advice about green home tips and improvements.

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