Business Case StudiesHow Businesses Like Yours Are Working With Mass Save®
Learn more about how the Sponsors have helped businesses across Massachusetts reduce energy costs, improve their facilities, and take an active role in creating a more energy efficient future.
Businesses We’ve Partnered With
- The Markley Group Case Study
The Markley Group worked closely with their local utility to develop a long-term plan to increase energy efficiency in the largest data center and telecom facility in Boston. Through Mass Save, the company received an incentive covering 75 percent of the incremental cost of new energy efficient technology.
- Hannaford Supermarkets Case Study
Hannaford Supermarkets improved their stores’ lighting quality, saved energy, and reduced operating costs through this energy efficiency project.
Berkshire Medical Center Case Study
Berkshire Medical Center received expert efficiency recommendations and incentives from Mass Save for lighting, saving 120,000 kWh a year.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Case Study
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center improved the ventilation in its lab facilities after receiving substantial incentives from its electric and gas utility providers through Mass Save.
Linda Manor Extended Care Case Study
Linda Manor Extended Care took a closer look at how they were using energy through a technical assessment that identified energy savings opportunities. The project included heating equipment upgrades and ozone technology for their laundry operations.
- Sudbury Pines Extended Care Case Study
Sudbury Pines Extended Care worked with Eversource to tap into technical and financial expertise and assistance to ensure they made a comprehensive investment in energy efficiency updates throughout its facility that would deliver optimal savings and reduce its environmental impact. Improvements included lighting, refrigeration and Wi-Fi thermostats, which in addition to providing increased temperature control, allowed Sudbury Pines Extended Care to participate in the ConnectedSolutions demand response program.
- AC Hotel Cambridge
The AC Hotel Cambridge team worked with Eversource and XSS Hotels, a development and design company, to incorporate energy efficiency measures into its original design plans, which are projected to save the hotel an estimated $49,000 in annual energy costs.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
After enrolling in the Eversource ConnectedSolutions demand response program, BCEC partnered with Eversource to reduce its peak demand because it was good for both the environment and their bottom line.
- Gallo Ice Arena
In 2017, The Gallo Ice Arena underwent an energy makeover. Beginning with upgrades to the boilers and lighting, the final project provided a variety benefits and changed the arena dramatically.
- TD Garden
As TD Garden approached its 20th anniversary, it partnered with Eversource for a top-down review, from back of house systems, offices and the lighting in the MBTA North Station Parking Garage, to the arena and 10 floors of spectator and entertainment space. The team set out to do more from a functionality and flexibility perspective and also provide a better customer experience – while saving TD Garden 10 million kWh annually.
Manufacturing & Industrial Facilities
- Airxchange Case Study
In support of a growing demand for its energy recovery wheels, Airxchange completed a 62,000 square foot manufacturing/warehouse expansion in Rockland, MA. Working with National Grid, numerous enhancements were built into the design to optimize energy efficiency.
- ALADCO Linen Services Case Study
ALADCO Linen Services of Adams, MA teamed up with Berkshire Gas to develop a long-term plan to implement efficiency measures that save 81,000 therms, 171,000 kWh, and 14,000 gallons of water annually. ALADCO launders and rents linens to restaurants, hotels, motels, hospitals, medical service providers, schools, and colleges.
- Boutwell Owens
Boutwell Owens recently swapped out all of its fluorescent lighting for new energy efficient LED fixtures. This major lighting project is projected to save over $36,000 annually in energy savings.
- Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods Case Study
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods partnered with Mass Save to implement the latest energy efficient technologies at its newly built 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility – saving over 1.1 million kWh a year.
- Gentex Optics Case Study
Gentex Optics, a leading lens manufacturer, underwent a high performance process cooling system upgrade. By replacing three air cooled chillers with two 250 ton high-efficiency chillers, Gentex achieved a 73 percent reduction in electric usage.
- Hydroid, Inc
Hydroid and their team worked with Cape Light Compact to design a new facility using the whole building approach that maximizes energy savings and long-term environmental benefits.
Marine Hydraulics Case Study
With the help of an Eversource approved contractor, Marine Hydraulics set out to cut energy costs and improve lighting at its facility. Eversource provided financial incentives to cover up to 70 percent of costs for installation of approved electric efficiency measures and 100 percent of the cost of gas efficiency measures.
- Polar Beverages Case Study
Polar Beverages tapped Eversource to provide energy expertise, technical support, and financial incentives which helped them complete several natural gas energy-efficiency projects that have increased the company’s production efficiency, capacity, and sustainability.
- Sekisui Voltek Case Study
Sekisui Voltek, a leading manufacturer of cross-linked polyolefin foam, made their Massachusetts manufacturing facilities more energy efficient by replacing their compressed air system.
- South Shore Millwork Case Study
South Shore Millwork improved the operational efficiency of their 40,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility by installing energy saving processes and equipment. South Shore Millwork is New England’s direct source for fine architectural woodwork.
- Sunovion Case Study
Research-based pharmaceutical company Sunovion expanded HVAC system capabilities in their facilities while reducing energy usage and costs.
- Swan Dyeing and Printing Corporation Case Study
This video case study features Swan Dyeing and Printing Corporation, the premier commission fabric dyer and printer in the United States. Liberty Utilities (formerly New England Gas Company) provided incentives for energy efficiency upgrades including a large industrial burner and steam traps.
- South Shore Millwork Case Study
- Beverly Bootstraps
Beverly Bootstraps partnered with National Grid to install energy efficient LED lighting, which resulted in over $2,400 annual costs savings on their electric bill.
- Dakin Humane Society
Dakin Humane Society worked with Eversource on energy-efficient improvements made to its lighting and heating systems, which will save an estimated $49,000 in annual energy costs.
- Housing Assistance Corporation
The Housing Assistance Corporation partnered with Mass Save to lower energy use and increase occupant comfort by addressing issues of inconsistent heat and poor indoor air quality.
- Architectural Resources Cambridge Case Study
ARC transformed their office into a showcase LEED Gold certified space through efficient and beautiful design. Mass Save helped ARC dramatically their reduce electricity usage without negatively impacting lighting quality.
- Cimpress Case Study
Cimpress achieved a smart office design that received LEED Gold certification, enhanced overall comfort, and fostered employee creativity.
- The Fields Realty Trust Case Study
The Fields Realty Trust Company reduced operating costs in its 40,000 square foot office facility by incorporating high-efficiency lighting and installing an energy management system to control the heating and cooling system’s operation. Mass Save provided expertise and incentives for 70 percent of the project cost.
- Equity Residential
Equity Residential owns and manages 27 properties in the Metro-Boston area. They had previously partnered with Eversource on energy efficiency improvements and are continuously seeking innovative ways of lowering their energy costs and carbon footprint. Eversource provided incentives of $102,000 to offset the upfront costs of the projects, and Equity Residential expects a return on investment of 20% or higher and a 5-year payback.
- TriTown Landing Case Study
Unitil, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, helped residents of a Lunenburg apartment complex reduce their energy usage through electric efficiency improvements.
- Captain Parker's Pub
Captain Parker's Pub worked closely with Cape Light Compact, a Mass Save Sponsor, to identify and assess opportunities specific to their refrigeration system. The restaurant was able to take advantage of generous incentives available to qualifying customers. Cape Light Compact provided an 80% upfront investment in his restaurant’s project.
- Donut Dip
Family owned donut shop upgrades interior and exterior lighting systems to energy efficient LEDs. This lighting project is projected to save more than $1,400 in annual energy costs, while also providing a better experience for their customers.
Schools and Municipal Buildings
Bentley University partnered with Eversource and others to design and build its new 76,000 square- foot state-of-the-art multipurpose arena with energy efficiency and solar-readiness in mind. The energy efficiency measures deliver more than $49,000 in annual energy cost savings.
Eversource and National Grid partnered with the City of Chelsea to delivery energy efficiency upgrades to their downtown and small business community.
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Case Study
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, known as Monty Tech, invested in a new automated heating and cooling system and LED lighting. The Fitchburg‐based school, which serves 18 communities, is realizing significant energy savings.
Monomoy Regional Middle School Case Study
The Monomoy team partnered with the Sponsors of Mass Save to install new, LED lighting and saved over $25,000 on annual energy costs.
Sizer School Case Study
The Sizer School partnered with Unitil to install 880new LED light fixtures.
Sunshine Academy Case Study
Sunshine Academy partnered with Eversource to take advantage of the Small Business Energy Advantage program, which provides expertise, incentives and financing for energy efficiency solutions to reduce energy use and costs. The energy efficiency upgrades helped Sunshine Academy save close to 40% on their energy costs.
Municipalities Saving Energy
Unitil worked closely with the municipalities of Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Townsend Ashby and Gardner to secure energy efficiency incentives through its Mass Save Programs. In addition to providing these rebates/incentives, Unitil offered expert advice on the type of equipment that would qualify.
Town of Andover Case Study
The Town of Andover, committed to saving energy, worked with Mass Save to install high-efficiency lighting systems in its schools, town offices, library, public safety center, and school administration offices.
Through Eversource ConnectedSolutions, UMass Amherst was able to earn incentives for using its battery system and building management systems to curtail load when called on by Eversource during targeted times of peak demand. UMass Amherst anticipates the revenue from ConnectedSolutions over the next 5 years should be over $1.3 million and the program will provide the university a full return on investment for its battery system within 10 years.
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Case Study
Through a partnership with the Mass Save program, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School built a state-of-the-art school utilizing sustainable design principles.