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Berkshire Gas - Residential 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, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Tankless Water Heaters, Condensing Water Heaters, Integrated Boiler/Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Weatherization - Single Family: 75% of cost
Weatherization - Multi-Family: 50% of cost
Weatherization - Low-Income: 100% of cost
Furnaces: $500 - $800
Boilers: $1,000 - $1,500
Combined Boiler/Water Heater: $1,200
Indirect-Fired Storage Water Heaters: $400
Storage Water Heaters: $100
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heaters: $500
Tankless Water Heaters: $500 - $800
Heat Recovery Ventilator: $500
After-Market Boiler Reset Controls: $225/unit
7-Day Programmable Thermostat: $25/unit
Maximum Incentive:Weatherization: $2,000
Eligible System Size:See Program Website
Equipment Requirements:Furnaces: 95% AFUE minimum
Boilers: 90% AFUE minimum
Combined Boiler/Water Heater: 90% AFUE minimum
Water Heaters: Varies, see program web site
After-Market Boiler Reset Controls: Must Be Connected To Natural Gas Boiler
7-Day Programmable Thermostat: $25/unit
Installation Requirements:Incentives will be paid directly to installation contractor
Web Site:

Berkshire Gas offers all commercial customers various energy efficiency rebates. Berkshire Gas will pay residential customers that use gas to heat their homes 75% of the installed cost (up to $2,000) of certain pre-determined energy efficiency measures listed on their web site. Renters and multi-family property owners are eligible for rebates of up to 50% of the installation cost. For low-income customers, a rebate of 100% of the installed cost for the listed energy saving measures will be provided. Eligible measures include attic insulation, duct insulation, floor insulation, wall insulation, pipe insulation, clock thermostats, crawl space insulation, and instrumented air sealing. Berkshire Gas also offers prescriptive rebates for furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and Energy Star thermostats.

For more information and applications, customers should visit the program website or contact Berkshire Gas directly.

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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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