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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial New Construction Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/02/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, LED Lighting, Dual Enthalpy Economizer, Demand Controlled Ventilation, Refrigerated Dryers
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Institutional
Amount:Custom Lighting: $0.40 - $1.00/watt saved
High Efficiency Fluorescent Systems: $10-$35/fixture
High and Low Bay Fluorescents: $20 - $40/fixture
LED Interior: $20-$30/fixture
LED Exterior: $100/fixture
Daylighting and Occupancy Sensors: $20-$60/control
HVAC: Varies widely
VSDs: $1350-$3550
Chillers: $6-$30/ton + $2-$8/ton each 0.1 EER point above or kW/ton point below minimum criteria
Dual Enthalpy Economizer: $250/unit
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $200/unit
ECM Fans: $150/motor
Motors (Open Drip Proof): $45 - $630/unit
Motors (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled): $50 - $700
Air Compressors: $45-$110/(HP Load/No Load); $90 - $110/HP Variable Speed or Displacement
Custom: Up to 70% of the incremental cost of high efficiency equipment or buy down to 1.5 year simple payback
Maximum Incentive:70% of incremental cost of higher efficiency equipment, or an amount that buys down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback.
Eligible System Size:Air Compressors: 15-75 HP
Equipment Requirements:VSDs: Motors must operate a minimum of 2,000 hours annually.
Installation Requirements:Pre-approval is required for incentive or rebate totals greater than $5,000
Start Date:1/1/2011
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MassSAVE organizes commercial, industrial, and institutional conservation services for programs administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators. These utilities include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, The Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, New England Gas Company, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The programs are available to all customers which have a facility that buys its power from one of MassSAVE's member companies. Customers must notify their MassSAVE program administrator technical representative to arrange a pre-approval process. Custom applications require documentation and pre-approval of all measures.

  Mass Save
40 Washington Street
Suite 2000
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (800) 632-8300
Phone 2: (877) 883-1759
E-Mail: efficiency@*yourutilitynamehere*.com
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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