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Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Tankless Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Insulation Weatherization: 75% of project cost
Energy Star homes: $350 - $8,000, varies by number of units and efficiency
Warm Air Furnace: $500 - $800
Gas Boiler: $1,000 - $1,500
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: $1,200
Indirect Water Heaters: $400
Tankless Water Heaters: $500 - $800
Condensing Water Heater: $400
Storage Water Heaters: $100
Thermostat: $25
After Market Boiler Reset: $225
Heat Recovery Ventilator: $500
Maximum Incentive:Insulation Weatherization: $2,000
Equipment Requirements:Warm Air Furnaces: 95% or greater AFUE
Gas Boiler: AFUE 90%
Tankless water heaters: 0.82 Energy Factor
Condensing Stand-Alone Water Heater: 94% thermal efficiency or greater
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: Boiler Rating - 90% AFUE or greater; Water Heating Rating - EF 0.90
All equipment and appliances must be Energy Star qualified unless otherwise noted
Web Site: http://www.columbiagasMA.com
Summary:

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts participates in energy efficiency programs that reward eligible residential natural gas customers for utilizing energy efficient equipment or measures. The program pays residential customers 75% of the cost of recommended weatherization measures, up to $2,000. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will perform a free energy assessment and provide its customers with a report listing energy-saving measures that qualify for incentives. If requested, the program can also provide their customers with a pre-approved independent installation contractor. Energy saving measures eligible for the rebate include: attic, wall, and heating pipe/duct insulation and thermostats. When needed, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators will be installed at no cost. Low-income customers are eligible to receive all of these measures at no cost. Additionally, up to $8,000 in incentives are also available for the construction of energy efficient Massachusetts homes.

In addition to this incentive, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts offers its residential customers a variety of rebates for the installation of energy efficient HVAC, water heating, and equipment controls incentives. Eligible equipment includes: furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and thermostats.  Rebates range from $25 to $1,200. All equipment must meet energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site.


 
Contact:
  Energy Efficiency Program
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
2025 Roosevelt Ave.
P.O. Box 2025
Springfield, MA 01102
Phone: (800) 232-0120
E-Mail: rebates@gasnetworks.com
Web Site: http://www.columbiagasma.com/en/about-us/contact-us-by-phone.aspx
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