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Berkshire Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Custom: 50% of cost
Furnaces: $500 - $800
Condensing Unit Heaters: $750
Infrared Heaters: $750
Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000
Boiler Reset Controls: $225
Integrated Water Heater/Condensing Boilers: $1,200
Tankless Water Heater: $500-$800
Indirect Water Heater: $400
Storage Water Heater: $100
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: $500
High Efficiency Ovens: $1,000
High Efficiency Fryer: $1,000
Commercial Steamer: $1,000
Commercial Griddle: $500
Steam Traps: $25/unit
Programmable Thermostat: $25/unit
Eligible System Size:See Program Website
Equipment Requirements:Condensing Boilers: 90% Thermal Efficiency minimum or 90% AFUE minimum depending on size
Commercial Cooking Equipment: Must be Energy Star certified
Furnace (for Hot Air Systems): 95% AFUE minimum with ECM motor
Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% Thermal Efficiency minimum
Tankless Water Heater: .82 Energy Factor minimum
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: 95% Thermal Efficiency minimum
Energy Star Water Heater Storage: .67 Factor
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Berkshire Gas Company (BCG) provides rebates for its commercial and industrial customers to pursue energy efficient improvements to their facilities. As a part of their energy efficiency program, BCG offers no-cost walk through energy audits. If the customer decides to make any of the improvements recommended by the audit, BCG will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the implemented energy saving measures.  

Berkshire Gas Company also offers rebates for certain high efficiency heating equipment and other energy-saving upgrades. Eligible technologies include: Furnaces, boilers, infrared heating systems, water heaters, programmable thermostats, and high efficiency cooking equipment. Rebates range from $25 to $10,000 depending on equipment type. Projects that will exceed 5 units or $25,000 in rebates must be pre-approved by BGC.  Furthermore, all equipment must meet energy efficiency standards that are listed on the program website.  Visit the website listed above, or contact BGC directly for more information.

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Berkshire Gas
Energy Efficiency Programs
115 Cheshire Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (800) 944-3212
Web Site:
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