Maine Advanced Buildings

Maine Advanced BuildingsThe Maine Advanced Buildings Program for commercial new construction projects offers comprehensive strategies to help Maine property owners, developers, architects and engineers design new buildings that will achieve significant energy savings.  New buildings designed and constructed according to the Maine Advanced Buildings Program requirements will be 30 – 35% more energy-efficient than the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code requirement.  The Maine Advanced Buildings Program offers a prescriptive cash incentive per square foot (capped at $175,000) for new commercial buildings that are designed and constructed to meet these standards.

Whether you’re building a new office or warehouse, energy-efficiency features offer many benefits:

  • Savings year-after -year on heating and electric bills;
  • Greater comfort for employees, with better lighting and more even distribution of heating and cooling; and
  • Lower maintenance costs.


Maine Advanced Building new construction incentives are $1.75 per square foot.  The breakdown is as follows:

$1.50 per square foot to the Building Owner
$0.25 per square foot to the Lead Building Design Team

Maine Advanced Buildings is part of a national program to raise the standards for energy efficiency in commercial construction in North America.  Efficiency Maine provides support and incentives to make it easy for Maine property owners and businesses to participate. 

The heart of Maine Advanced Buildings is the New Construction Guide, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that provides a set of discrete integrated design strategies and building features that will result in a highly energy efficient building.  The strategies include efficient HVAC systems, lighting, and minimum insulation requirements.  The Guide offers a complete suite of technologies and practices. 

To learn more on how to get started call 1-866-376-2463 and mention that you want more information about the Maine Advanced Building Program.