Mass Save® Energy Program
Mass Save® is a program sponsored by Massachusetts' utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, The Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The Sponsors of Mass Save work with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
Residential New Construction Program
The Massachusetts Residential New Construction Program provides incentives for energy-efficient new construction. The program will be using a new user defined reference home and will be transitioning from a tiered program to a blended incentive approach on July 1, 2017. This approach "blends" the pay-for-savings model with the percentage model, which allows for a strong correlation between incentives and savings, and accommodates smaller homes. There will be a calculator set up to work automatically with information from REMRate. Incentives are available for all types of residential construction projects including single family homes as well as low rise and high rise multi-family buildings. Learn more online.
Learn about a no-cost Home Energy Assessment, money-saving opportunities, and participating contractors here.
"Stretch" Building Code
The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) passed an optional "stretch" energy code on May 12, 2009 that individual towns may adopt as the standard in their town. The residential portion of the code requires new homes to meet a HERS index of 65-70, depending on square footage. Learn more online.
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