All-Electric Home Incentive
The Future of High-Performance, All-Electric Homes Starts Here
All-Electric Home Incentive
The Sponsors of Mass Save® have launched a new initiative to drive market transformation in residential new construction toward high-performing, all-electric homes. We are offering incentives up to $40,000, as well as technical assistance to support builders, developers, and homeowners in the construction of new homes that will use substantially less energy than code-built homes, while providing enhanced comfort and long-term resiliency.
What Is an All-Electric Home?
These homes use high-performance heat pump technology for heating, cooling, and water heating. They feature super-insulated building envelopes that minimize heat loss, leaks, and drafts to maximize energy efficiency. All-electric homes are designed to increase comfort and indoor air quality, reduce energy and maintenance costs, and provide sustained home value over time.
What Determines Incentive Eligibility?
To qualify for the All-Electric Home incentive, homes must meet the criteria of either Level 1 or Level 2 performance requirements. .
|Component||Level 1||Level 2|
|Energy savings percentage or HERS Index Score||Savings ≥ 30% or HERS Index Score ≤ 45*||Savings ≥ 50% or HERS Index Score ≤ 35*|
|Heat pump for space heating †||Required||Required|
|Heat pump for water heating||Optional||Required|
|Infiltration rate (ACH)||ACH50 ≤ 1.5||ACH50 ≤ 1.0|
|Balanced ventilation systems (HRVs & ERVs)||Required||Required|
|Continuous envelope insulation ‡||Optional||Required|
|Electric vehicle-ready checklist||Required||Required|
|*The HERS Index Score is calculated without factoring in on-site generation.
†Installed air-source heat pumps must be on the Mass Save Heat Pump Qualified Product List.
‡Level 2 requirement applies to whole home (i.e., slab, slab edge, foundation, exterior walls, and roof assemblies.
What Are the Incentives?
The incentives for high-performance, all-electric new construction homes depend on the number of individually metered dwelling units on the premise. For homes with two or more units, all units must meet the same level of eligibility requirements. Incentive amounts are per building.
How Do I Apply for Incentives?
You must work with a HERS (home energy rating system) rating company approved by the Sponsors of Mass Save. Your HERS Rater must enroll the project before construction begins and conduct all the mandatory inspections and verifications of the home to ensure that you have met all eligibility requirements.
|Home Type||Level 1||Level 2|
The Sponsors of Mass Save, in partnership with Passive House Massachusetts, have launched a Passive House & All-Electric Homes Training offer to support workforce development and market transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries. Our goal is to enhance the skill set of the energy efficiency workforce in Massachusetts. This training offer creates a cost-effective pathway for business partners to invest in workforce training and professional development. A multi-pronged training approach offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save will minimize, and in many cases, eliminate, the cost burden to participants.