MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial New Construction Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial New Construction Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Dual Enthalpy Economizer, Demand Control Ventilation, Refrigerated Dryers, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Lighting: $0.40 - $1.00/watt saved

High Efficiency Fluorescent Systems: $10-$35/fixture
High and Low Bay Fluorescents: $20 - $40/fixture
LED Interior: $20-$30/fixture
LED Exterior: $100/fixture
Daylighting and Occupancy Sensors: $20-$60/control
HVAC: Varies widely
VSDs: $1350-$3550
Chillers: $6-$30/ton + $2-$8/ton each 0.1 EER point above or kW/ton point below minimum criteria
Dual Enthalpy Economizer: $250/unit
Demand Control Ventilation: $200/unit
ECM Fans: $150/motor
Motors (Open Drip Proof): $45 - $630/unit
Motors (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled): $50 - $700
Air Compressors: $45-$110/(HP Load/No Load); $90 - $110/HP Variable Speed or Displacement
Custom: Up to 70% of the incremental cost of high efficiency equipment or buy down to 1.5 year simple payback

Eligible System Size Air Compressors: 15-75 HP

Equipment Requirements VSDs: Motors must operate a minimum of 2,000 hours annually.

Installation Requirements Pre-approval is required for incentive or rebate totals greater than $5,000

Maximum Incentive 70% of incremental cost of higher efficiency equipment, or an amount that buys down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback.

Program Administrator Cape Light Compact, Unitil, National Grid, NSTAR, Western Massachusets Electric
Date added to DSIRE 2006-09-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-09
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


MassSAVE organizes commercial, industrial, and institutional conservation services for programs administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators. These utilities include 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 programs are available to all customers which have a facility that buys its power from one of MassSAVE's member companies. Customers must notify their MassSAVE program administrator technical representative to arrange a pre-approval process. Custom applications require documentation and pre-approval of all measures.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mass Save

Address 40 Washington Street
Address 2 Suite 2000
Place Westborough, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01581
Phone (800) 632-8300
Phone 2 (877) 883-1759

Email efficiency@*yourutilitynamehere*.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"