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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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MassSAVE (Gas) - Commercial Retrofit Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heater, Indirect Water Heater
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Institutional
Amount:Warm Air Furnaces with Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM): $500-$800
Condensed Unit Heaters: $7500
Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000
Infrared Heaters: $750
Condensing Water Heater: $500
On-Demand Tankless Water Heater: $500 - $800
Indirect Water Heater: $400
EnergyStar Storage Water Heater: $100
After-Market Boiler Reset Controls: $225
Steam Traps: $25/unit
7 Day Programmable Thermostats: $25
High-Efficiency Pre-Rinse Spray Valves: $25/unit
Oven: $1,000
Fryer: $1,000
Steamer: $1,000
Griddle $500
Infrared Heating Equipment: $750
Maximum Incentive:Projects over $25,000 or involve 5 or more equipment units, customers should contact their utility
Equipment Requirements:Warm Air Furnaces: Greater or Equal To 92% with Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM)
Condensing Unit Heaters: Greater or Equal To 90% Thermal Efficiency (up to 300 MBH)
Infrared Heaters: Low Intensity
Condensing Boilers: Greater or Equal To 90% AFUE rating (up to 2000 MBH)
Condensing Water Heaters: Minimum AFUE Rating of 95%
On-Demand Tankless Water Heater: Minimum EF of .82
Condensing Water Heater: Greater or Equal To 95% Thermal Efficiency (75 to 300 MBH)
After-Market Boiler Reset Controls: Must be connected to a natural gas boiler Steam Traps
Tankless On-Demand Water Heater Greater or Equal To .82 EF (low incentive) or .95 EF (high incentive)
Storage Water Heater Greater or Equal To .62 EF
Kitchen Equipment: ENERGY STAR rated
Installation Requirements:Pre-approval is required for incentive or rebate totals greater than $25,000
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MassSAVE organizes commercial, industrial, and institutional conservation services for programs administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators. These utilities include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, The Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The programs are available to all customers which have a facility that buys its power from one of MassSAVE's member companies.  Customers must notify their MassSAVE program administrator technical representative to begin the pre-approval process.

  Mass Save
40 Washington Street
Suite 2000
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (800) 632-8300
Phone 2: (877) 883-1759
E-Mail: efficiency@*yourutilitynamehere*.com
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