Introducing Alabama Power's EarthCents New Home Program

EarthCents is Alabama Power's energy-efficiency new home program created to help our customers save money, use energy efficiently and improve the environment. EarthCents encourages customers to learn more about energy efficiency and what to look for when purchasing a new home.

With the EarthCents program, the home is tested and verified utilizing the national standard Home Energy Rating System (HERS) to validate the energy savings.

The home must meet the following qualifications for the EarthCents distinction:

  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index validating energy efficiency at least 15 percent greater than the 2009 Energy Code version adopted as the Alabama State Energy Code, as rated by RESNET-certified home energy rater
  • HERS Index target score of 78 (for 2012)
  • Home served by Alabama Power
  • Home's dominant heating and water heating systems are electric

For program updates and details, call Alabama Power at 1-800-990-APCO (2726).

Home Builders

Alabama Power welcomes home builders to participate in the EarthCents New Home Program. Learn more

HERS Raters

The HERS rater serves as the "independent third party" that validates the energy performance of the home. Learn more


Selling EarthCents qualified homes can make you stand out in the crowded real estate market. learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Still looking for more information? We have put together a list of questions and answers about the EarthCents new home program. Learn more