Custom Upgrade Projects
Save up to 50% of costs with custom incentives on energy efficient lighting systems, HVAC, and more.
Unlike incentives for many prescriptive energy-efficiency measures (such as high-efficiency lighting fixtures or water heaters), custom incentives apply to more complex or one-of-a-kind measures that go beyond traditional guidelines. The Sponsors of Mass Save® (Sponsor) offer incentives for custom projects are available based on the economics of the project and are typically up to 50 percent of the incremental cost of high-efficiency equipment.
The following gas or electric high-efficiency measures, and others, may be eligible for custom incentives:
- Lighting Systems
- HVAC Systems (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
- Demand Control Ventilation
- Pumping Systems
- Combustion Controls
- Heat Recovery
- Solar Thermal Systems
- Steam Systems
- Building Envelope
- Insulation and Weatherization
- Window Systems
- Energy Management Systems
- Process and Manufacturing Improvements
- Compressed Air Systems
- Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)
- Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – please note, special incentives apply for CHP projects
An experienced energy engineer qualified by the Sponsors will complete an engineering study to assess the savings potential of high-efficiency designs versus the minimum requirements of the Massachusetts building code. The Sponsors may provide an incentive of up to 50 percent of the cost of the study. Please download the Technical Assistance Application.
Before starting the application process, check with your Sponsor to determine the eligibility of the proposed project and to establish requirements for detailed savings projections and cost estimates.
All applications for incentives under the Custom Project Application process require sound documentation of the proposed cost, projected electricity and/or natural gas savings, and the related non-energy savings.
This information must be submitted to the Sponsor’s Technical Representative for review and evaluation of potential incentives.
The Technical Representative will develop a Minimum Requirements Document which describes the equipment specifications and operational requirements of the proposed system. The customer will be required to sign this document.
After successful review and project approval, the Sponsor will notify the customer in writing of the project approval and the incentive amount. The customer must adhere to the Terms and Conditions in order to receive the final incentive payment.
For complete eligibility details and terms and conditions, refer to application or portal.
Note: Columbia Gas customers, please visit the Columbia Gas website for applications and information.
Contact your Mass Save Sponsor before purchasing and installing any equipment. You may use the Find Your Sponsor tool for contact information for your area.