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Building an energy-efficient new home doesn't have to mean increased construction and labor costs.
In fact, choosing the more efficient option will cost the same or only a fraction more - and the money you save in energy costs will pay back the difference in just a year or two.
To illustrate this idea, think of your home's energy efficiency as a type of mortgage or loan: the initial construction costs are the down payment; the energy bills are the interest.
The more energy-efficient your home is, the less it will cost to operate and maintain. The money you save in energy bills will add up to a significant amount over the life of your new home.
To learn more about energy-efficient home construction, visit the Building & Remodeling section at Alliant Energy's PowerHouse: Home Comfort Tips site. You'll learn how the foundation, framework, roof, windows and even the garage work together to create a whole-house energy-saving system.
If you’re interested in helping the environment even more, consider some of the earth-friendly alternative building techniques available. Your new home could be built with recycled or renewable materials that promise even more energy savings.
Cash in with money-saving incentives
If you're an Alliant Energy customer in Iowa or Wisconsin, be sure to check out the great incentives on new home construction - you can earn thousands in cash back when you build in energy efficiency from the ground up.
Find an energy-smart builder
You can find an energy-smart builder or contractor by using our Dealer Locator. These professionals participate in Alliant Energy's energy-efficiency program. They'll help you choose the right design and materials for your new home, and they'll make energy efficiency a top priority.