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An illustration of a 19th century two-family home in Salem, MA. The second-floor unit has converted from a natural gas furnace to a centrally ducted air-source heat pump.  

February 16, 2021

February Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Higher Incentives Available through June

MassCEC is pleased to announce higher incentives for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program from now until the pilot closes on June 25, 2021. The base incentives for low- and moderate-income households have increased, and we have begun offering an... READ THE FULL POST

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February 01, 2021

How MassCEC Supports The Reduction of Embodied Carbon

On April 22, 2020, Earth Day, Governor Charlie Baker formalized that the Commonwealth’s new greenhouse gas emissions limit would be net-zero by 2050. In the fight against climate... READ THE FULL POST

December 07, 2020

Offshore Wind Brings Exciting New Job Opportunities to Martha’s Vineyard

I recently told a friend that I was running a training program for offshore wind. He said wryly, “I’m a big fan.” His joking aside, many people on Martha’s Vineyard and the south coast of Massachusetts are fans of renewable energy—and thankfully their support for the new industry of offshore wind... READ THE FULL POST

 

 

An illustration of a home in Bedford, MA that converted from a natural gas furnace to a centrally ducted air-source heat pump. 

 

October 30, 2020

October Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Pilot Extended through June 2021!

MassCEC is extending our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot ! We are now accepting applications through June 25, 2021. So if you have natural gas heating, and you’re thinking about making the switch to heat pumps, now is the time. If you have any question... READ THE FULL POST

An illustration of a home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA that converted from natural gas heating to a whole-home air-source heat pump

September 29, 2020

September Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Still Time to Apply!

MassCEC is still accepting new applications for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot through December 18, 2020. Projects will have an additional six months (retrofits) to one year (new construction) to install the heat pump. If you are thinking about a... READ THE FULL POST

An illustration of a home in Medford, MA with a ducted whole-home air-source heat pump system and 12 kW of solar.
 

August 31, 2020

August Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Apply by the End of the Year!

MassCEC is entering the final stretch of our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot. We are accepting new applications through December 18, 2020, although projects will have an additional six months (retrofits) to one year (new construction) to install the heat... READ THE FULL POST

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July 28, 2020

Meeting the Promise of Offshore Wind Energy: Training the Massachusetts Workforce

Offshore wind energy is about to make a big splash off the shores of Massachusetts. Driven by falling project development costs, climate change legislation, aging and retiring power plants, and calls for greater energy security, the offshore wind industry is making the long-awaited jump from more... READ THE FULL POST

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Photo of condo building under construction courtesy of Paul Brennan.
 

July 07, 2020

Could Buildings Become A Solution to Global Warming? Addressing the Impacts of Embodied Carbon

There is no doubt among scientists that climate change is real, and humans are the cause. Since the industrial revolution, the average global temperature has risen by 1° Celsius (C). We already see the effects of this through extreme weather patterns, loss of biodiversity and sea level rise.... READ THE FULL POST

This image shows a sample natural gas bill for a residential Eversource customer in Massachusetts. Eversource has information about understanding your natural gas bill on their website.

June 16, 2020

June Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update: Pilot Extended through December 2020

MassCEC has extended the deadline for our whole-home air-source heat pump pilot through December 18, 2020 or as long as there is available budget. The pilot launched in May 2019, and so far we have awarded a total of $200,000 to 61 projects out of an... READ THE FULL POST

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