New Construction and Major Renovations

New Construction and Major Renovations

Create a solid, energy-smart foundation to build on.

Whether you’re planning a major renovation or a new building, we provide expert insight and energy-saving rebates for DTE commercial customers. To ensure you qualify for rebates to defray costs and for smooth project implementation, include us in your early planning. Please call the DTE Energy Efficiency Program for Business at (866) 796-0512 and select option 3 to speak directly with an Energy Advisor or get started by emailing us at

There are two New Construction and Major Renovations rebate programs to consider, depending on the complexity and timing of your project: 

How it Works


Review Goals

Your Energy Advisor will review your project goals and recommend equipment and available rebates.


Verify Savings

When your project is completed, your Energy Advisor will verify the energy savings and confirm your rebate.

Receive Rebate

Your rebate check will be sent to you in the mail.

Your Options

LEED Design Review Assistance

LEED Design Review Assistance allows you to receive a one-time $1,500 rebate to help pay for LEED certification. The program is based on the following levels of certification:

  • New building projects where no structure or site footprint exists
  • Additions or expansions of existing buildings or site footprints
  • Major tenant improvements that alter the use of the space or add new load

If you choose to pursue LEED Certification on a new building, DTE will pay rebates based on plan-modeled energy savings and level of certification achieved –Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Learn more about LEED and Design Review Assistance and the application process, or speak directly with a DTE Energy Advisor at (866) 796-0512 and select option 3.

Systems Approach

Systems Approach is better suited to less complex projects and those with systems designed at different times or when energy efficiency occurs later. Predetermined rebates are available in several categories: 

  • Lighting power density
  • HVAC (gas and electric)
  • Process electric

Please speak directly with a DTE Energy Advisor at (866) 796-0512 and select option 3 about the program and rebates.

Systems Approach rebates are also identified in the online application under New Construction. 

Speak directly with an Energy Advisor.

Call (866) 796-0512 and select option 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or email us at

Limited Funds Available

Electric Customers


Natural Gas Customers


Program funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.

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