Commonwealth Facility Fund for Energy Efficiency (CoFFEE)

The CoFFEE Green Revolving Fund Program advances energy efficiency throughout the Commonwealth by providing a low-cost financing mechanism for energy and water conservation measures at state facilities.

Features of CoFFEE

  • All agencies eligible, including UMass system and community colleges
  • Supports projects that reduce energy and water usage
  • Targets quick-to-implement projects up $95,000, may consider larger projects
  • Supports the full cost or partial cost of a conservation measure
  • Repayment of 85% of savings per year during payback period
  • Low administration fee of 6% after incentives

CoFFEE Process

  • Provides upfront project efficiency funding
  • Utility savings generated repay fund
  • Reinvest savings into new efficiency projects
  • Agencies keep part of savings
  • Creating a sustainable financing source

Typical CoFFEE projects

  • LED lighting and controls
  • EMS enhancements
  • HVAC replacements
  • Domestic water retrofits
  • Solar PV
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Other efficiency measures

Key dates (4th round)

Application Open:  September 11, 2017

Applications Due:  December 15, 2017

Target Selection Date: January 2018

Funding Distributive:  April 2018

Complete projects by the end of Fiscal Year 2019

Need more information?

We want to hear from you and are happy to provide information on CoFFEE!

Ryan Harold, Program Manager

Phone: 857-204-1449

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