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Ground-Source Heat Pump Installer Resources
MassCEC provides grants for the installation of ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems at residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and public facilities. This page provides resources for GSHP installers and designers about the process of applying for both residential and small-scale grants and commercial-scale grants.
- A residential/small-scale GSHP project has a heating capacity of up to 120,000 BTU/hr.
- A commercial-scale GSHP project has a heating capacity over 120,000 BTU/hr.
Residential and Small-Scale Installer Resources
- Residential and Small-Scale GSHP Program Manual: Contains information on how to apply, technical requirements, mandatory certifications and grant structure.
- Installers must read this document before participating in the program.
- Residential and Small-Scale GSHP Participant’s Agreement: Must be signed by the System Owner and the Primary Installer for each project.
- Residential and Small-Scale GSHP Primary Installer Agreement: Must be submitted once by each Primary Installer in order to participate in the Program.
- Residential and Small-Scale GSHP Application Form: Must be submitted with the required supporting documentation, as described in the Program Manual.
- Click here to download the residential GSHP projects database
- Click here to download the residential program fact sheet
Commercial-Scale Installer Resources
- Commercial-Scale GSHP Program Manual: Contains information on how to apply, technical requirements, mandatory certifications and grant structure.
- Designers and installers must read this document before participating in the program.
- Commercial-Scale GSHP Participant’s Agreement: Must be signed by the System Owner for each Project.
- Commercial-Scale GSHP Primary Designer/Installer Agreement: Must be submitted once by each Primary Designer and Primary Installer in order to participate in the Program.
- Commercial-Scale GSHP Application Form: Must be submitted with the required supporting documentation, as described in the Program Manual.
- Commercial-Scale GSHP Project Narrative: Supplements the Application Form
- Click here to download the commercial-scale program fact sheet
Code of Conduct
All installers who participate in MassCEC's rebate programs are bound by MassCEC's Code of Conduct.
MassCEC’s program requirements are intended to ensure high-quality project designs and installations. We recommend double-checking the following to make sure the system meets program requirements and to minimize the delays associated with these common application errors:
- You have included all documents on the application checklist.
- You have recorded nameplate heating capacity, COP and EER correctly from the AHRI certificate, and the certificate is for the correct heat pump model.
- This is the most common application error.
- Peak heat load on the application matches the Manual J software output and is for an appropriate design city.
- AHRI-rated heating capacity is between 90 percent and 120 percent of peak load.
- Bore grouting has a grout conductivity equal to or greater than anticipated earth conductivity of the drill site, up to 1 BTU/hr-ft-°F.
- Bore hole depth is at least 150-feet-per-heating ton.
- Horizontal-loop system design drawings are accurate.
Feel free to email us at GSHP@masscec.com or call 617-315-9357. Please note that review and processing time for submitted applications is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and may be longer for commercial-scale systems, open-loop, horizontal-loop or direct-exchange systems.