Energy-saving awareness is a growing topic in communities across the United States. Although our monthly bills are one of the few things that we simply cannot avoid each month, they are a source of savings that we can control.
The Mass Save program is here to help.
What Is the Mass Save Program?
The Mass Save program aims to provide residential customers in Massachusetts with energy-saving solutions that will help them to live in a cheaper and healthier home. Among many things, the Mass Save program also offers the following:
- Easily upgrade to profitable and energy-efficient solutions
- Quickly access easy-to-understand information about bold outreach mechanisms
- Efficiently make the most from many incentives and financing options
The Mass Save program aims to compel and attract its customers to participate in comprehensive energy-saving programs that will help the environment of the whole community.
Which Energy-Saving Approach Does the Mass Save Program Use?
The Mass Save program follows the HAAS (House as A System) approach, but rather than focusing on all four independent components, it focuses primarily on the following two:
- Outer Layer: The thermal cover of the house (shell insulation and air leakage conditions).
- Inner Part: The household’s mechanical systems (like HVAC (High Voltage Alternating Current) & DHW (Domestic Hot Water)), lighting, and appliances.
The above two components play a key role in helping to identify cost and energy-saving up-gradation or substitution opportunities.
This systematic approach requires clear and intelligent standards to not only assure energy saving but also customer satisfaction, and that is exactly where the standard’s “living document” claim comes into play.
Despite the “Mass Save Standard” (for Materials, Installation, and Conduct) being primarily based on traditional weatherization materials and strategies, they are flexible enough to adopt newer futuristic materials and strategies with time. It is important to note that as the program continues to evolve, so will the standards as already have been asserted by the PA’s (Program Administrators) by defining the standards as the “living document”.
The Mass Save program does live up to its name to coordinate with other Massachusetts programs (like Gas Networks, COOL Smart, etc.). This coordination will not only assist to ensure the consistency of the standards but also assist in promoting the HAAS approach and client guidance.
All this points to a bright energy saving consistent future, where not only modern technologies but also new efficient approaches (e.g., spray foam in attics) are expected to be added which will only make the program bigger and even more efficient with time.
In the bigger picture, the PA’s envision the program to grow sufficiently large to cover the whole state. They also aim to supply their full support in supplying statewide training and make the training mandatory for all the Mass Save contractors.
As the program continues to grow, so will the training requirements, as is necessary to keep quality over quantity for the customer’s satisfaction and an energy-efficient future. This would only help build a sustainable workforce that would transform the state into an energy-efficient utopia by meeting customer demands efficiently and profitably.