The Home Energy Services (“HES”) program utilizes outreach mechanisms, cross-marketing, incentives, and financing to make it easy, clear, and compelling for customers to participate in all residential energy efficiency programs. The program offers single family (1-4 units) residential customers energy efficiency recommendations and incentives that enable them to identify and implement cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. The program exemplifies a house-as-a-system approach where all components work together to support the success of achieving deeper energy savings per customer.
The Program Administrators (PA) are Massachusetts’ utility and energy efficiency service providers including NSTAR Electric and Gas, National Grid Electric and Gas, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, Cape Light Compact, Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, New England Gas and Unitil. The PAs are responsible for overall management of the Home Energy Services Program.
The Lead Vendor is hired by the Program Administrators to implement all aspects of the Home Energy Services program including conducting home energy assessments for customers, implementing various initiatives and managing contractor agreements.
Home Performance Contractors
A Home Performance Contractor (HPC) offers customers turnkey services from performing the Home Energy Assessment to the installation of program-approved weatherization improvements. HPCs recruit customers to serve through the program.
Independent Installation Contractors
An Independent Installation Contractor (IIC) provides weatherization improvements as recommended by the Lead Vendor.
Becoming a Participating Contractor
To get started, please review the participating contractor requirements below. Then, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your company's contact information, the Program Administrator(s) you are interested in working with, and which role (IIC or HPC) you would like to fulfill. The appropriate Lead Vendor will contact you with all relevant documentation and other information.