Advances in chiller technology and design practices allow greatly improved energy efficiency in the cooling of buildings and industrial processes. We assist commercial, industrial, and public sector clients in evaluating all available options for chiller design and implementation. Engineering services are available to establish budgets, project savings, and develop plans.
In addition to engineering guidance, we offer financial incentives that help to defray the cost of energy efficient chiller technologies.
This incentive is available to businesses in Massachusetts that are electricity customers of these Program Administrators:
- Cape Light Compact
- National Grid
- Western Massachusetts Electric
Equipment shall be new and shall be installed in a commercial, industrial, institutional, educational, or municipal building within an electric Program Administrator’s service territory.
Prescriptive incentives will be provided for the installation of electrically operated comfort cooling Air-cooled Water Chillers and Water-cooled Water Chillers with a maximum capacity of 1000 tons.
Chillers shall comply with the minimum requirement the Massachusetts 780 CMR Energy Code, Section 1305.3.3
Efficiency criteria are based on AHRI Standards 550/590-98, as appropriate.
Chillers selected off-AHRI conditions must provide both the AHRI rated performance and the design duty performance.
Attach a copy of manufacturers’ performance sheet where the AHRI standard FL and IPLV and/or design duty FL and IPLV are clearly stated. Air-Cooled Chillers shall be rated in EER and Water-Cooled Chillers shall be rated in kW/ton.
New replacement chillers must be a one-to-one replacement in kind for tonnage and condenser type.
All new Water-Cooled Chillers must be equipped with condenser water reset strategy.
Chiller with VSD must have a minimum of 3% impedance reactor in its AC power input connection.
Educational facilities with summer breaks shall have at least 300 hours of operation. All other types of facilities shall operate at least 800 EFLH annually or 1500 annual run hours.
A Chiller Plant Inventory must be completed and the total estimated plant load must be stated.
Download the Chiller Application Form for eligibility details, terms, and conditions or contact your Program Administrator for more information.
Contact your Program Administrator before purchasing and installing any equipment or for more information.
Not sure who your Program Administrator is? The Program Administrator tool (on the right above) provides contact information for your service area.