Home MVP

As part of the continuing efforts to enhance Massachusetts' nation leading energy efficiency programs, MassDOER presents the Home Energy Market Value Performance (Home MVP) Program. Home MVP incentives help Massachusetts residents reduce their home energy use, energy bills, and greenhouse gas emissions while improving home comfort and performance. Home MVP is no longer accepting new project applications. We look forward to sharing results of this pilot program in the future.

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COVID-19 Updates for Home MVP

Consistent with the Administration’s May 18, 2020 announcement of a phased re-opening of the Massachusetts economy, Home MVP contractors may complete projects in accordance with  instructions in DOER's 5/29 letter to contractors.  Contractors must comply with the Phase 1 guidance for construction projects. These standards are outlined in the Construction Checklist. Additional requirements for Home MVP contractors are available at the state reopening guidance. Additional guidance is available, including:

Customers or contractors may reach out to doer.energy@mass.gov with questions.

What is Home MVP?

The Home MVP Program is designed to help Massachusetts residents reduce their home’s energy use, costs and carbon footprint, while also improving its comfort, value, and performance.

Through the Home MVP Program, DOER offers incentives for customized home energy improvements, including traditional energy efficiency measures like air sealing and insulation as well as advanced energy solutions such as solar panels, geothermal systems, cold climate heat pumps and more.

Funding for this new approach to energy efficiency is provided by DOER for homes in 1-4-unit buildings, similar to the Utilities and Program Administrators funding provided to Mass Save®. By helping Massachusetts residents make their homes more energy efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels, Home MVP helps reduce the burden on the electric grid, eliminate the need for new power plants and achieve Massachusetts’ climate goals. It also empowers residents to manage their energy costs and carbon footprint, as well as protect and improve their home.

Experienced contractors with a wide range of capabilities can provide comprehensive home energy improvements to help residents achieve their goals of increased comfort, higher home value and improved energy performance. Home MVP contractors also have exclusive access to Home MVP incentives, which they can share with customers.   

How Home MVP works

Home MVP installations must be complete by November 2020

How Home MVP Works

Home MVP is not accepting new applications. For projects submitted for pre-approval on or before 2/14/20, installations must be complete by 8/30/20.  For projects submitted for pre-approval after 2/14/20, installations must be complete by 11/30/2020.

Home MVP provides residents and their contractors greater flexibility to work together to design customized strategies that save energy. Getting started is easy:

  1. Select and contact a contractor from the list provided below.
  2. They will schedule a convenient time to meet you at your home to discuss your goals and conduct a thorough home energy assessment.
  3. You will receive a custom home scorecard from your contractor that shows the impact of recommended and implemented strategies based on your home’s energy use.
  4. Your contractor will explain available incentives based on your chosen energy-saving measures.
  5. Your contractor will also provide information on available product/equipment rebates, as well as the opportunity for 0% financing through the MVP loan.

Eligible Projects

Massachusetts homes with up to four units are eligible to participate.  Residents who are renters must get permission from their landlord to make building improvements.  Households that are eligible for full subsidy from the Mass Save lowincome program are not eligible for Home MVP.

Projects that include nonenergy home improvements (such as a remodeled kitchen or bathroom) are eligible provided that costs are appropriately allocated to energy and nonenergy improvements. The project must also demonstrate a reduction in total energy usage based on energy modeling performed by a participating contractor.

Other Rebates, Grants and Incentives

In addition to the Home MVP incentives based on estimated project savings, residential customers also remain eligible for Mass Save® rebates for high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, as well as rebates from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for solar thermal, cold climate heat pumps, modern wood heating, and geothermal systems. Customers are also eligible for incentives for solar photovoltaic panels.


Financing for qualified energy efficiency or renewable energy technology is available under DOER’s MVP Loan.  This loan product is a 0% interest loan for up to seven years and is offered through a lender network of Massachusetts banks and credit unions.

The MVP Loan is available for the following technologies: 

  • Air and duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • Electric heating and cooling equipment improvements**
  • Improved controls such as wireless thermostats, improved lighting and HVAC equipment and distribution system controls qualify.
  • Installation of clean renewable heating systems such as biomass pellet boilers, furnaces and stoves that meet the minimum DOER eligibility criteria.
  • High performance windows with the 2017 Energy Star Most Efficient rating, with an insulation Ufactor of 0.20 or lower in the MA climate zone.
  • Mechanical Ventilation which Improves indoor air quality through better ventilation with or without heat recovery

**May include whole house or room heating systems, water heaters and air conditioning systems that use electric equipment, regardless of pre-existing fuel type.

The following technologies are not eligible for financing under the MVP loan:

  • New fossil fuel (natural gas, oil or propane) heating systems
  • Doors, Skylights and Windows that do not meet or exceed the 2017 Energy Star Most Efficient criteria, with an insulation Ufactor of 0.20 or lower

Additional Resources for Financing

See the document below for list of eligible vendors

Additional Resources   for Financing

Getting Started

Please note that all work is performed under a contract between the customer and their chosen Home MVP contractor.  DOER is not party to the contract and not responsible for the work

Company Name


MA Service Territory


Achieve Renewable Energy, LLC.

(877) 646-9922

(978) 338-5548

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Design and Installation of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems (aka ‘Ground Source Heat Pump’)

Ace Energy Services, Inc. – Applied Building Science



  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Air Source Heat Pump Design and Installation
  • Air Sealing
  • Ventilation
  • Home Energy Assessments

Byggmeister, Inc.

(617) 527-7871

  • Suffolk  (Jamaica Plain; West Roxbury; Roslindale; Dorchester)
  • Norfolk  (Brookline and 128 corridor)
  • Middlesex (Greater Boston and Metrowest)


  • kitchens and bathrooms
  • living spaces
  • whole house renovations

Building Shell:

  • insulation and air sealing (we use a variety of materials depending on existing conditions, project goals, budgetary constraints, etc.)
  • deep energy retrofits (partial and full)


  • air source heat pumps as part of retrofit and renovation projects

Affiliated Services

  • Photovoltaic panels

Bill Wenzel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

(603) 429-8082

  • Middlesex
  • Essex
  • Northern Worcester County
  • Design, installation, sales and service of geothermal heat pumps

Boucher Energy Systems, Inc.

(508) 473-6648

  • Worcester
  • Norfolk
  • Middlesex
  • Metro-West Area
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Oil and Gas boilers
  • Oil and Gas furnaces
  • Heat pump Hot water heaters
  • Aeroseal Duct sealing
  • Radiant heat
  • Modern Wood heating

Calnan's Energy Systems, Inc.

(781) 894-9626
(774) 222-2848

  • Northeast
  • Air Sealing  
  • Insulation
  • Cellulose
  • Rigid foam board
  • Rockwool
  • Open and closed cell foam

Cape Cod Energy Solutions

(774) 205-2001

  • Barnstable
  • Plymouth
  • Insulation
  • Weatherization
  • Air Sealing

Decumanus Green Design/Build, Inc.

(413) 551-7318
  • Berkshire
  • Western Massachusetts for customers having a difficult time being served.


  • Basements, kitchens, additions and new construction.

Building Shell Upgrades

  • Air Sealing
  • Insulation (cellulose, rock wool, rigid foam and composite panels)
  • Windows  and Doors
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • All fuels boilers, furnaces, and air source heat pumps

Renewable Energy

  • Photovoltaic  panels
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Woodstoves 

Dolphin Insulation, Inc. 

(978) 266-1122

  • Worcester
  • Middlesex
  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Air Sealing
  • Home Energy Assessments
  • Insulation

Endless Energy

(508) 357-2354

  • Home Energy Assessments
  • Insulation
  • Air Sealing
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Solar PV
  • Ductless & Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters

The Energy Monster

(800) 627-7674

  • All of Worcester and Middlesex counties
  • Western Norfolk
  • Northern Bristol
  • Eastern Hampden
  • Eastern Hampshire
  • Eastern Franklin

Building Shell Upgrades

  • Air Sealing
  • Insulation  (cellulose, rock wool, fiber glass, open and closed cell spray foam)

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  • All fuels boilers, furnaces, air source heat pumps, air conditioning

Renewable Energy

  • Photovoltaic  panels

Heat Pumps Unlimited

(781) 585-5291
  • Southeastern
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Heat Pumps
  • Air conditioning

JM of New Bedford a Weatherization company

(508) 992-5770

  • Bristol
  • Plymouth
  • Energy Audits
  • Air Sealing
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Rockwool Insulation
  • Rigid Foam Board
  • Fiberglass Insulation

Muirfield Mechanical Services LLC

(978) 263-7130

  • Middlesex
  • Worcester
  • Metro West Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Rt.128 Belt 
  • Full Service HVAC company that specialize in High efficiency heat and cooling systems
  • Air Source Ductless and Ducted Heat Pumps
  • Oil and Gas Boilers
  • Oil and Gas Furnaces
  • Tankless Hot water

Rogers Insulation Specialists Co., Inc.

(508) 875-3700

  • Metro-West Area
  • Middlesex
  • Norfolk
  • Eastern Worcester
  • Insulation
  • Air Sealing
  • Weatherization
  • Blower Door Testing

SumZero Energy Systems, LLC

(508) 965-0046
  • Brookline 
  • Cambridge  
  • Dover 
  • Weston 
  • Wellesley 
  • Sudbury 
  • Sherborn 
  • Hopkinton 
  • Needham 
  • Newton 
  • Chestnut Hill 
  • Concord 
  • Auburndale 
  • Lincoln 
  • Wayland 
  • Westwood 
  • Holliston 
  • Medfield 
  • Medway 
  • Southborough 
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Air Sealing
  • HVAC design and installation


Being listed as a participating contractor does not constitute an endorsement by either DOER or CLEAResult (DOER has contracted with CLEAResult to manage Home MVP).

For more information on the Home MVP, please contact doer.energy@mass.gov or by phone at (617) 626-7300.

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