• DOER Launches Pathways to Zero Net Energy Program

    On March 5, 2014, DOER Commissioner Sylvia announced the creation of the Pathways to Zero Net Energy Program. The initiative, which will be refined based on feedback from the Massachusetts ZNEB Advisory Council, will support the deployment of demonstration projects that intend to achieve or exceed a ZNEB goal in multiple sectors. Additionally, the program will coordinate workforce and market development initiatives to facilitate a transition to the next generation of high-performance buildings.

    On May 8th, DOER released the Pathway to Zero Grant Program PON. Grants are available for up to $10,000 for single family homes, up to $400,000 for multi-family residential buildings, and up to $500,000 for commercial and institutional buildings. All projects are eligible to receive funding for construction costs. Multi-family residential, commercial and institutional projects are also eligible for funding for feasibility studies and integrated design services.

    Responses are due July 15th, 2014, and a bidder’s conference was held on May 27th via webinar. The webinar, PON Questions and Answers, and an amendment have been posted on DOER’s Grants page .     

  • What is a Zero Net Energy Building?

  • Zero Net Energy Building Advisory Council

  • Zero Net Energy Buildings: Information Resources

  • Massachusetts Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force