Building Management Systems (BMS) & Controls Incentives

Incentives for buildings 5,000 - 200,000 square feet without lab or process areas.
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Building Management Systems (BMS) automatically turn off equipment when not in use—reducing energy loads and extending equipment lifespans.  

For buildings 5,000 - 200,000 square feet, the Sponsors of Mass Save offer incentives for:

  • First time BMS installations
  • Replacement of an existing BMS
  • Adding on sequences to an existing BMS
BMS Project Type Incentive Rate
($/sequence/sqft)
Add on Sequences to Existing BMS  $0.10
First Time BMS Installation  $0.15
Replacement of Existing BMS  $0.20

  1. Determine Your Eligibility
    Work with a building controls vendor to discuss your BMS project and determine eligibility. Replacement of existing building management systems require pre-approval from your Program Sponsor. If you or your vendor have any questions regarding project eligibility, please contact your Program Sponsor.
  2. Receive Pre-Approval from Your Program Sponsor(s)
    Prior to installation of BMS, submit a completed application, Prescriptive BMS Calculator (which calculates the savings and incentives), and proposed sequence(s) of operation to your Program Sponsor(s) for pre-approval. If the project is served by a gas and electric Program Sponsor and the calculator indicates gas and electric savings, all documentation must be submitted to both Program Sponsors to receive the full incentive. 
    Once Program Sponsor review of the required documentation is completed (which may include a pre-installation site visit), a pre-approval letter will be issued.
  3. After Installation is Completed
    Once the BMS installation has been completed, notify your Program Sponsor(s) and provide the final required documentation, including application with post-installation signatures, Prescriptive BMS Calculator (if changed from pre-approval), final control drawings indicating equipment, final Sequences of Operation, the trend data report(s), system screenshots (as system is operating) and final invoice. Incomplete applications or missing information may delay processing.

    Can't find what you're looking for? The Sponsors of Mass Save offer customized project support to help your business save energy and money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, please reference the rebate form.

  • Must be providing control to a building area larger than 5,000 square feet and less than 200,000 square feet
  • Must be an existing customer of Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, or Unitil
  • Replacement of existing building management systems require pre-approval from your Program Sponsor
  • Only the installation of a new BMS on existing equipment, the replacement of an existing system greater than 10 years old, or the expansion of an existing system to control additional equipment is eligible for incentives. BMS must be installed in an existing building on existing equipment. The replacement of an operating BMS on equipment less than 10 years old or existing control points or a software upgrade is not eligible for incentives. The installation of a BMS on new equipment is not eligible for incentives
  • A BMS should include a central operator's station including a central processing unit, PC (local or remote), monitor, and printer. The operator's station should be capable of monitoring all sensors and field devices in real time. Communications shall be via modem, communications bus, wireless device, or internet connection to other microprocessor-based field services
  • Once approved, install the BMS within one year

Case Study: Sunovion

A research-based pharmaceutical company installed an expansion of their building management system to control temperatures and perform occupancy setbacks, saving an annual $17,925 in energy costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Case Study: Housing Assistance Corporation

By installing a building management system and other energy optimization measures, this non-profit housing organization lowered their energy usage and increased occupant comfort.

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