Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies depending on type of housing (single or multi-family) and level achieved

Expiration Date 12/2013
Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund (Public Benefits Fund)

Maximum Incentive $8,000

Program Administrator ICF International

References DSIRE[1]


Program Incentives may change in 2013; contact the program administrators to confirm.

In Massachusetts, home builders constructing new homes in territories of sponsoring utilities and energy efficiency service providers* can receive up to $8,000 in incentives for building a home more efficient than the typical Massachusetts home.

The incentives offered in the Massachusetts program vary depending on the Tier level achieved and the type of housing. The incentives listed here are for single-family (detached or up to 4-attached units) homes. For the multi-family incentives, see the MassSave website at

Tier I: $750 Tier II: $1,250 Tier III: $8,000

To achieve the maximum rebate, the home must demonstrate at least a 45% improvement over the baseline Massachusetts home and meet sections 3 and 5 of the ENERGY STAR Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist. In addition, all participating homes regardless of the level achieved are eligible to receive free compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for hard-wired screw-based sockets in the home.

Building an ENERGY STAR qualified home is encouraged, but not required in order to earn rebates.

To participate and become eligible for the incentives, the home builder must first contact the program. They also must select and work with a Home Energy Rating Service (HERS) Rater. Once the builder has selected and met with the HERS Rater, the builder can apply to the program. A reservation for incentives is made. Once the home has been built and met the qualifications as determined by the final HERS Rater inspection, the rebate payment will be processed.

  • Sponsoring utilities, that support the program through rate-payer collected funds, include Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR Electric and Gas, New England Gas Company, Western Massachusetts Electric.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Massachusetts New Home ENERGY STAR Info
Department ICF International
Address 33 Hayden Avenue
Address 2 3rd Floor
Place Lexington, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02421
Phone (800) 628-8413


  • 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)"