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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Cameron Flinn

The Mass Save program is a sustainability initiative focused on making Massachusetts a nationwide leader in the push to clean energy. Massachusetts’ utility and energy efficiency service providers sponsor the program including companies such as Berkshire Gas Company, Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources works alongside these sponsors to provide a wide range of services, incentives, training, and information with the goal of promoting energy efficiency. With the Mass Save program being one of the most aggressive energy efficiency programs in the nation, Massachusetts is setting the precedent for many states to follow in the future.

The Mass Save program offers a variety of incentives for all buildings including homes, small businesses, and large commercial buildings. The program encompasses a variety of efficiency options including:

       Eligible Equipment Rebates

      • Add New Equipment– Add new, high-efficiency equipment to your energy mix.
      • Replace End-of-Life Equipment– Replace inoperable equipment with today’s high-efficiency models.
      • Upgrade for Savings– Upgrade equipment to today’s high-efficiency models.
          • Equipment that is eligible for upgrades or tuning include:
              • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
              • Compressed Air
              • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Programs
              • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
              • Food Service Equipment
              • Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning (HVAC) Equipment
              • Lighting and Lighting Controls
              • Process and Manufacturing Equipment
              • Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)
              • Vending Misers

      Controls Tuning

       Demand Response

      • ConnectedSolutions– Decrease your electric use during peak periods to earn incentives through the ConnectedSolutions program.

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If you are interested in cutting down your electric bill and improving the energy efficiency of your building, follow these steps to enroll in the Mass Save program.

  1. Contact your sponsor to schedule your facility assessment.
  2. The qualified contractor identifies potential energy-saving measures during a no-cost facility assessment.
  3. Receive a customized proposal detailing energy-efficient recommendations. Sponsors offer to pay for up to 70 percent of the costs.
  4. Installation is completed at your convenience.
  5. Start saving!

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Want to learn more about the Mass Save program?

Contact EEP to find out how we can help you enroll your organization today!

 

 

Cameron Flinn is an intern at Evolution Energy Partners. He is a senior at the University of Richmond studying business administration with concentrations in economics and environmental studies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]