Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Multifamily and Small Business: 50% of the qualified cost

Large Business: 50% of the qualified cost and up to $7500 of the scoping study cost
Warm Air Furnace: $500-$800
Condensing Unit Heaters: $750
Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000
Infrared Heaters: $750
Integrated Condensing Boiler/Water Heating: $1,200
Tankless Water Heaters: $500 - $800
Indirect Water Heater: $400
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heaters: $500
Storage Water Heaters: $100
After Market Boiler Reset: $225
Commercial Griddles: $500
Gas Fryers/Ovens/Steamers: $1,000
Steam Traps: $25/unit
Programmable Thermostats: $25

Equipment Requirements Warm Air Furnace: 95% AFUE

Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% AFUE
Condensing Boilers: 90% AFUE
Tankless water heaters: 0.82 Energy Factor
Condensing Stand-Alone Water Heater: 95% thermal efficiency or greater
Storage Water Heaters: 0.67 Energy Factor
Combined High Efficiency Space and Water Heating Unit: 90% AFUE/CA-AFUE (Boiler), .90 EF (Water Heater)
Thermostat: ENERGY STAR Label or 7 day programmable
Griddle: Energy Star-rated

Maximum Incentive Multifamily and Small Business: $50,000

Large Business: $100,000
Scoping Study: $7,500


References DSIRE[1]


Columbia Gas of Massachusetts offers its multi-family, commercial and industrial customers rebates and assistance for energy efficiency improvements to eligible facilities. The program will perform a free energy assessment study and provide the customer with an “offer sheet report”, listing energy-saving measures that are qualified for incentives. If the customer decides to make any of the recommended improvements, Columbia Gas will help find the customer a contractor and provide the predetermined rebate. For multi-family complexes and small businesses, the rebate is 50% of the project cost up to $50,000. For large businesses the rebate is 50% of the qualified cost up to $100,000 and 50% of the cost for a licensed professional engineer to perform the scoping study up to a maximum amount of $7,500. A wide variety of weatherization, heating, and custom measures are available. Customers should check the program web site for a more detailed list of eligible measures.

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts also offers rebates for certain high efficiency heating equipment and other energy-saving upgrades. Eligible technologies include: Furnaces, boilers, infrared heating systems, water heaters, thermostats, and high efficiency cooking equipment. Rebates range from $25 to $1,200 depending on equipment type. Through MassSave, a variety of motor, chiller, controls, compressed air, and variable frequency drive rebates are available as well. All equipment must meet energy efficiency standards that are listed on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Efficiency Program
Department Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Address 2025 Roosevelt Ave.
Address 2 P.O. Box 2025
Place Springfield, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01102
Phone (800) 232-0120


  • 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)"