The NJ Energy Star Homes Program offers builders generous financial incentives to construct residential dwellings that are at least 15% more efficient than homes built in accordance with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2006) provided that they are located in a Smart Growth Area (i.e. Planning Areas 1 and 2 and designated centers) and score 85 or less on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index.  Dwellings that meet these and other technical requirements place within the Tier 1 category of the NJ EnergyStar Homes Program.  Builders of Tier 1 dwellings are eligible to receive $2,500.00 for each single family home, $1,300.00 for each townhouse and $700.00 for each multifamily unit.  Larger per unit amounts are available for homes that satisfy the more rigorous Tier 2 and Tier 3 (a/k/a NJ Climate Choice) category requirements.