MassSAVE (Electric) - Residential Retrofit Programs (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name MassSAVE (Electric) - Residential Retrofit Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Energy Analysis
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Weatherization: 75%

Heat Pump Water Heater: $1,000
Income Eligible Customers: free home energy consultation
Mulitifamily Incentives: comprehensive energy analysis, lighting upgrades, insulation, air sealing and other energy saving measures.
7-day Programmable Thermostat: $25
Refrigerators/Freezers: $50
Refrigerator Recycling: $50
Computer Equipment: $10-$30
Smart Powerstrips: $10
Central A/C and Heat Pumps: $150-$500
Room Air Cleaners: $20
Pool Pump: $200
CFL Lighting: In-store discounts
New Homes with Energy Star: $750 - $8,000 (Single-Family); $350 - $4,000 (Multi-Family)

Equipment Requirements Appliances and Lighting: ENERGY STAR rated

HVAC: ENERGY STAR minimum standard Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.5, Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 12, and a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.2 (for heat pumps only)

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Maximum Incentive Weatherization: $2000

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 residential 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 power from one of MassSAVE's member companies. Customers must notify their MassSAVE program administrator technical representative to arrange a pre-approval process.

Low income utility customers can contact MassSAVE, and an energy efficiency specialists will answer questions and determine eligibility for a free Home Energy Assessment. The assessment includes an analysis of energy use, advice for saving energy and rebate offers on recommended energy improvements. Some utilities offer separate incentives from Mass Save such as NSTAR's programs for customers who heat their homes with oil or propane.

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)"