Energy Efficiency Resources for Homeowners & Builders

Mass Save incentives, programs, & rebates

Mass Save is a great first step towards energy efficiency and low-carbon, all-electric heating and cooking alternatives.  This is a free resource, funded by Massachusetts utility companies. It provides free energy assessments, incentives, rebates, and training for MA homeowners, tenants, landlords, and businesses. Some of the programs include:

No-cost assessments for 1-4 unit family homes

Energy saving tips for simple maintenance and easy upgrades

Residential rebates (HVAC, insulation, lighting, appliances, renovations, new construction)

Business rebates

Multifamily performance-based cash incentives for developers/owners

PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) Training and Incentives for design professionals and builders

PHIUS CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant) training 50% cost reimbursement

Other helpful resources

Five Steps to Transition to Clean, Safe, Energy Efficient, All-Electric Home Plus a Local Jamaica Plain Homeowner’s Five-Year Plan

Pocket Guide to All-Electric Retrofits of Single-Family Homes – This Pocket Guide comes from California, but it has helpful information applicable to homes in New England. “This booklet has three sections, the first to explain the costs, benefits and strategies for electrifying a home, the second section is lessons learned from case studies of retrofitted homes, and the third section is an extensive product guide to help choose your electrification appliances.” – Purchase green energy for your home; information and programs for low-cost heat pumps and electric vehicles, and more – Online marketplace to obtain comparable solar quotes – Your own personalized solar savings estimator, powered by Google – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center offers a list of certified air-source and ground-source heat pump installers and rebates