City of Boston - Renew Boston Residential Retrofit Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name City of Boston - Renew Boston Residential Retrofit Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Lighting, Energy Audit
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-01-10
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Start Date 09/2010
Expiration Date 2011-12-31
Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Installation Requirements Renew Boston determines eligibility and installs recommended improvements directly for participating residents.

Maximum Incentive $3,500 (provided in the form of free energy audit, insulation, and sealing services)

Program Budget $900,000

Program Administrator City of Boston

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: This offer expired December 31, 2011. The summary provided here is for information only. Using funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the City of Boston is offering income-eligible residents and landlords an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of their homes and residences. Residents must be between 60% and 120% of the state's median income and in the case of renters, they must get written permission from landlords to proceed with any installations. After an initial eligibility verification process, Renew Boston will conduct an on-site energy assessment for free. Pending the results of the assessment, the Renew Boston representative will recommend and make improvements in insulation, air sealing, and lighting among other efficiency upgrades. Up to $3,500 in improvements will be made at no cost to the resident. Only improvements made through the Renew Boston program by Renew Boston representatives (and official, authorized partners) are eligible.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Renew Boston Information
Department City of Boston

Place Boston, Massachusetts
Phone (617) 635-7283


  • 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)"