- All businesses and institutions can benefit from the services and incentives offered by local utilities and by the U.S Department of Energy. Always start any efficiency project, including installing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, by learning what's available today and working closely with your utility.
- MassDevelopment helps businesses and non-profits optimize energy efficiency and reduce energy costs through its Green Loan Program. The program helps bridge the gap between energy efficiency project costs and the rebates or subsidies provided by Mass Save and state/federal incentive programs.
- A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system (or cogeneration) can effectively and reliably generate useful heat and electric power using less fuel than a typical system that generates power only. CHP systems offer tremendous opportunities for customers with predictable and consistent heat and power needs (particularly large commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities), providing potential for significant economic savings and reductions in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Demand Response helps electricity customers monitor and manage their energy usage by allowing them to participate in electricity markets to respond to price changes. For customers reducing their capacity by more than 100 KW, there are often bottom-line benefits to participating, such as receiving payments from the independent system operator (ISO New England).
- The Building Asset Rating (BAR) pilot is a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). The two phase pilot is designed to support development of innovative methods to generate building energy ratings as a means to encourage increased investment in the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings.
Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts' gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Bay State Gas Company, Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. Mass Save® offers financial incentives and technical assistance for energy efficiency projects.
- Businesses and institutions are integral to our state's energy goals and its transition to a clean energy economy. Many have already become energy leaders by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Explore these energy leaders' strategies and best practices to save energy and manage costs in these case studies.
- Implementing energy efficiency improvements is a long-term commitment. Tools and resources can help to carefully evaluate your energy opportunities and develop an effective plan to install them.
- Federal and state opportunities, such as tax credits, grants, and incentives, can help businesses and institutions fund energy efficiency and renewable energy installations that could improve their operations and decrease their costs in the long term.
- Learn about using renewable energy resources to provide a portion of your energy needs.