MassCEC will continue accepting applications to the Whole-Home Air-Source Heat Pump Pilot Program until June 25, 2021 or until all funding is committed
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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
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
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
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
June 15, 2020
Tethys Knowledge Base Advances Responsible Ocean Energy Development
Offshore wind energy development is just beginning to make progress in the United States, and as this new industry takes off, data regarding potential effects of offshore wind development on marine organisms, habitats, and ecosystem processes are needed to help inform project permitting and siting... READ THE FULL POST
May 06, 2020
Training Opportunities and Job-Seeker Resources for the Clean Energy Industry
On March 10th, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus, which was officially defined as a pandemic by the World Health Organization a day later. As many necessary precautions are being taken to “flatten the curve” of cases and save lives... READ THE FULL POST
This illustration of a whole-home air-source heat pump system from MassCEC’s Clean Energy Lives Here campaign shows a mix of ducted and ductless units, which has been a popular combination in the whole-home pilot.
April 30, 2020
Lessons from the Field: April Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update
MassCEC's whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about nine months now. We currently have 50 approved projects, with 26 existing building retrofits and 24 new construction or gut rehab projects. Project applications have slowed but... READ THE FULL POST
April 28, 2020
Permitting and Inspection for Clean Energy Projects through the COVID-19 Emergency
The need to socially isolate to reduce transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus has led to great uncertainty across the Commonwealth. One common question is which businesses can continue to operate, and how they can continue to do so safely. The clean energy industry is no exception. MassCEC has... READ THE FULL POST