Residential Renovations and AdditionsIncentives for upgrading single-family or multi-family homes (3 stories or less)
The Massachusetts Residential New Construction Renovations & Additions Path promotes energy-efficient upgrades and new additions to homes within Program Sponsor service territories. Incentives are available for homes that meet program eligibility requirements.
Is Your Project Eligible?
Most residential renovation and addition projects at single-family and multi-family homes with three stories or less are eligible if they are located within Program Sponsor service territories.
Eligible upgrades may include, but are not limited to:
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- Water heating equipment
- Air and duct sealing
How Incentives Are Calculated
Incentive eligibility depends on whether the home meets minimum energy savings requirements. Incentives are determined by the amount of electric savings, fuel savings (natural gas, propane, or oil), and overall performance compared to the program baseline. Participating homes are eligible to receive no-cost LED bulbs.
Here's how it works:
- 1 Pre-construction Home. During an initial site visit, Mass Save calculates how much energy your home currently uses.
- 2 Baseline Home. Using advanced software, Mass Save calculates energy savings for both the renovated portion of the home and the new addition.
- 3 Post-construction Home. Mass Save calculates how much energy your updated home uses.
If your renovation or addition incorporates energy efficiency upgrades, you may qualify for incentives.
How to Participate
- 1 Sign up. To confirm eligibility and sign up, call 1-800-628-8413 or email RenovateAddMA@icf.com.
- 2 Schedule a site visit. A program representative will contact you to schedule a visit at your home.
- 3 Have the site visit. A program representative or third party will perform a baseline evaluation, estimate possible energy savings, and may recommend additional energy efficiency upgrades.
- 4 Receive an initial incentive estimate. Customers typically receive an estimate of the incentive amount during this time.
- 5 Make your home improvements. Work with your contractor to complete your renovations or additions.
- 6 Have the final inspection. A program representative or third party will schedule and complete a final inspection after construction is complete.
- 7 Receive a completion letter. After the final inspection is processed, you’ll receive an incentive completion notification via email.
- 8 Receive an incentive check. Within 8–10 weeks of your final inspection, you’ll receive an incentive check in the mail.
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