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
MassCEC granted awards to non-profit and government facilities installing qualifying ground-source heat pumps (GSHP), which provide highly efficient electrical heating, cooling, and hot water. This program is part of MassCEC’s Clean Heating and Cooling program, which supports technologies that provide customer cost-savings and environmental benefits while maintaining a high level of comfort and reliability. Due to funding constraints, MassCEC is no longer accepting applications for Commercial Ground-Source Heat Pump projects.
Designers and installers should visit the GSHP Installer Resources page.
Once awarded a grant by MassCEC, the designer and/ or installer can complete the system installation. Two sets of project milestone deliverables are submitted. With the complete submission of each milestone, you will receive a portion of the grant amount. A Milestone Completion Form must be submitted with each milestone.
- Milestone #1 (system design and equipment purchase), constituting 30% of the grant, should be submitted within 12 months of the award date for existing buildings and 24 months for new buildings.
- Milestone #2 (construction and commissioning), constituting the remaining 70% of the grant, should be submitted within 24 months of the award date for existing building and 36 months for new buildings.
Please read the Commercial-Scale Program Manual for full details on program eligibility, requirements, and awards.
How do Ground-Source Heat Pump systems operate?
Please visit our Learn About Ground-Source Heat Pumps page to learn about how GSHP systems work.
How do I find a designer or installer for a Ground-Source Heat Pump system?
Please visit our Ground-Source Heat Pump Installers page for a list of installers that have worked with MassCEC in the past.
I finished construction on my project, how do I receive payment for my award?
For grantees, once construction is complete, please submit your Milestone Completion Documents to GSHP@masscec.com. Detailed instructions can be found under "How Do I Submit Milestone Completions?"
Are there other incentives available for GSHP systems?
To find out about other incentives available for GSHP systems, please visit our Learn About Ground-Source Heat Pumps page.
The Ground-Source Heat Pump program is one in a suite of MassCEC’s Clean Heating and Cooling programs. Due to funding constraints, MassCEC is no longer accepting applications for the Commercial Ground-Source Heat Pump Program.