Mass Save encourages new homebuilders to explore energy-efficient options for their construction. There are many financial incentives for new home builders who choose to go above and beyond the building energy codes in Massachusetts state, providing high-performing, energy-efficient houses.
Using appliances and materials that are Energy Star efficient is not always practical, but when it is the new appliances can lower energy usage and the related monthly bills and yearly maintenance costs. On average, homes that earn the Energy Star certification use 15-30% less energy than new homes that do not use these products. They are even more efficient than resold, older homes as well!
Are You Eligible?
If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible:
- Residential, newly constructed homes; one-, two-, or three-stories
- Single-family or multi-family homes
- Must be within a sponsor’s service territory in Massachusetts state (Cape Light Compact JPE, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil)
- Natural gas homes with master meters may also be eligible for extra High-Rise Incentives.
- Homes that receive Passive House Certification may also be eligible for extra incentives.
How the Program Works
The first step to participate is to work with an approved HERS (Home Energy Rating System) company to enroll and receive the benefits. Your representative can guide you in the process and make sure you are receiving everything you deserve.
How Incentives Are Calculated
All eligible homes must meet the minimum level of energy saving requirements. The amount of incentives is determined by the amount saved on electricity, fuel (including natural gas, oil, or propane), and the overall home performance as compared to the average (non-energy-efficient) new homes built in Massachusetts.
You can learn more about earning incentives in the Pay for Savings program.