Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment

Setting new standards to help businesses be more energy-efficient.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s HECAC initiative promotes high-efficiency standards for commercial HVAC equipment. Its goal is to increase the availability of high-efficiency commercial HVAC equipment.


Reducing Your Business’ Carbon Footprint and Energy Costs

Massachusetts utilities and energy efficiency service providers work in accordance with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Initiative (HECAC).

By setting new efficiency standards for HVAC equipment, the CEE hopes to encourage businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt practices that are both economically sound and environmentally beneficial.

As part of the initiative, Mass Save promotes the use of CEE’s Tier 2, one of three minimum-performance tiers that measure the efficiency of qualifying equipment.

Businesses and commercial customers can refer to CEE’s directory of AHRI Verified Equipment. The directory lists HVAC equipment that has been verified by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to be energy efficient. It catalogues thousands of HVAC systems that are 65,000 btu/h or less and that meet CEE's specification levels.

To view this directory, go to CEE Directory of AHRI Verified Equipment*. For larger qualifying CEE products, please use the AHRI’s Online Directory*.  


Other HVAC-Related Resources


Current Incentives for Heating, Ventilating, Air-conditioning (HVAC) Equipment

  • Chillers

    Advances in chiller technology and design practices allow greatly improved energy efficiency in the cooling of buildings and industrial processes.

  • Gas-Fired Heating Equipment

    Incentives are available for the installation of high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, and related controls.

  • Variable Speed Drives (VSD)

    Incorporating Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) into applications such as fans, pumps, and cooling towers can reduce energy use up to 50 percent at partial loads by matching motor speed to the changing load and system requirements.

  • Custom Projects - Upgrades 

    We can help you find the right mix of energy efficient solutions and provide financial incentives to implement them.

  • Custom Projects - Adding or Replacing End-of-Life Equipment 

    Buy down first costs of energy efficiency measures with custom incentives on energy efficient lighting systems, HVAC, and more.

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