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Ener-g-Save and the cities of Pittsfield, Springfield and West Springfield are participating in the Community First Partnership offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save. We are working with Mass Save Sponsors, Berkshire Gas and Eversource, to provide cost-saving energy efficiency solutions to residents and small businesses in our communities.

If you feel your home or small business is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer and you want to help your community go green, these programs can help.

Join us and your neighbors to save energy and money. Together we can make our homes and businesses more comfortable. Together we can further our communities' commitment to equity and sustainability.

No-Cost Home Energy Assessment

 

Renters, owners and landlords of single-family homes, apartments or condos in buildings with 1-4 units can save energy and money, starting with a no-cost Home Energy Assessment.

There are benefits available for residents of all income levels.

Click here to see what you may be eligible for:

  • Energy and water saving devices, including
    • Programmable thermostats
    • High-efficiency shower heads and faucet aerators
    • Advanced power strips

  • No-cost air sealing

  • 75-100% off approved insulation. Recently updated to include 100% off the cost for:
    • Rental units
    • 2-4 unit buildings when all units are insulated at same time
    • Moderate income households*
    • Low income households*

*To see if you might qualify as low or moderate income, click here.

  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and heating and cooling equipment, including NEW increased incentives for heat pumps

  • 0% financing opportunity through the Mass Save HEAT Loan Program

  • Additional financial support to help moderate income households make repairs necessary in order to install recommended upgrades through the MA Department of Energy Resources

  • Based on your income, or on your tenants' income if you own a multi-unit building, you may qualify for even greater energy - and cost-saving benefits through the Income Eligible Program.

Income Eligible Program

 

If you live in a single family home or 2-4 unit building and you qualify as low-income,* you may be eligible for energy-saving upgrades that can lower your monthly energy bills and make your home more comfortable at no cost. Property owners may also be eligible based on their,  or theirs tenants’ income.

*To see if you might qualify as low-income click here.

These upgrades may include:

  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Heating and cooling upgrades or replacements, including heat pumps
  • High-efficiency appliance upgrades
  • Energy and water saving devices, such as:
    • Programmable thermostats
    • High-efficiency shower heads and faucet aerators
    • Advanced power strips
  • Covering the full cost of some upgrades or repairs that are necessary before installing recommended insulation or other energy service upgrades

 

The Sponsors of Mass Save have partnered with the Massachusetts Community Action Program (CAP) Agencies and Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) to provide these upgrades at no cost.


There are additional energy assistance programs available through the local CAP agencies and Mass Save Sponsors, including:

  • Discounted gas and electric rates
  • Fuel Assistance (winter heating season)
  • Assistance paying overdue gas and electric bills
  • Other non-energy related assistance programs

High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling Upgrades

 

Owners of single-family homes, apartments and condos in 1-4 unit buildings may be eligible for rebates to upgrade to high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.

NEW increased incentives for heat pumps for customers who currently heat with oil, propane, electric resistance and gas are coming soon.

Based on your income and heating system size, you may be eligible for:

  • Up to $10,000 off air source and air to water heat pumps
  • Up to $15,000 off ground source heat pumps
  • Rebates of up to $7,300 for high-efficiency gas, propane or oil heating equipment
  • 0% financing opportunity through the Mass Save HEAT Loan Program

Multi-Family Energy Assessments

 

Property owners or managers of residential buildings with more than 5 units can request a Mass Save Multi-Family Energy Assessment at no cost. The rebates and incentives available for energy efficiency upgrades can increase your property value and reduce your operating costs year round.

You may be eligible for incentives on energy efficiency improvements including:

  • Occupancy sensors
  • Water heating equipment
  • High-efficiency shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Insulation
  • Air sealing of drafty areas
  • High-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and controls

Get started by visiting the Mass Save Multi-Family Program.

Small Business Assessments

 

Get a no-cost virtual or in-person energy assessment for your small business, nonprofit or house of worship.

An Energy Specialist will identify opportunities in energy-savings that can:

  • Save money on overhead costs
  • Increase profit margins
  • Boost the comfort of your customers and employees

 

Schedule an assessment today to take advantage of the offer to receive up to 70% off approved energy-saving measures to reduce energy use related to lighting, heating, cooling, refrigeration, water heating, dish washing, and cooking.

What is the definition of a “small business” for this program? 

A qualifying small business must use 1.5 million kWh or less for electric and 40,000 therms or less for natural gas.

Small nonprofit organizations and houses of worship can also qualify for this program, based on their energy usage. If you are not sure if your business qualifies, click here to get started, and we’ll connect you to a small business vendor who can answer your questions.

Join us! Together we can reach our goals for this year:
420
Homes insulated
180
High-efficiency heating or cooling upgrades