Berkshire Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Berkshire Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential, Tankless Water Heaters
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Windows
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: 50% of cost

Furnaces: $500 - $800
Condensing Unit Heaters: $750
Infrared Heaters: $750
Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000
Boiler Reset Controls: $225
Integrated Water Heater/Condensing Boilers: $1,200
Tankless Water Heater: $500-$800
Indirect Water Heater: $400
Storage Water Heater: $100
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: $500
High Efficiency Ovens: $1,000
High Efficiency Fryer: $1,000
Commercial Steamer: $1,000
Commercial Griddle: $500
Steam Traps: $25/unit
Programmable Thermostat: $25/unit

Equipment Requirements Condensing Boilers: 90% Thermal Efficiency minimum or 90% AFUE minimum depending on size

Commercial Cooking Equipment: Must be Energy Star certified
Furnace (for Hot Air Systems): 95% AFUE minimum with ECM motor
Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% Thermal Efficiency minimum
Tankless Water Heater: .82 Energy Factor minimum
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: 95% Thermal Efficiency minimum
Energy Star Water Heater Storage: .67 Factor

Maximum Incentive See Program Website


References DSIRE[1]


Berkshire Gas Company (BCG) provides rebates for its commercial and industrial customers to pursue energy efficient improvements to their facilities. As a part of their energy efficiency program, BCG offers no-cost walk through energy audits. If the customer decides to make any of the improvements recommended by the audit, BCG will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the implemented energy saving measures.

Berkshire Gas Company also offers rebates for certain high efficiency heating equipment and other energy-saving upgrades. Eligible technologies include: Furnaces, boilers, infrared heating systems, water heaters, programmable thermostats, and high efficiency cooking equipment. Rebates range from $25 to $10,000 depending on equipment type. Projects that will exceed 5 units or $25,000 in rebates must be pre-approved by BGC. Furthermore, all equipment must meet energy efficiency standards that are listed on the program website. Visit the website listed above, or contact BGC directly for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name EE - (Berkshire Gas) Information
Department Berkshire Gas
Division Energy Efficiency Programs
Address 115 Cheshire Road
Place Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01201
Phone (800) 944-3212


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"