Installer Resources - Air-Source Heat Pumps

MassCEC provides incentives for the installation of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air-source heat pump (ASHP) heating systems at residential, commercial, and public facilities. This page provides resources for VRF designers and installers regarding MassCEC's awards.

Available VRF Funding July 2018 – Dec 2019 (updated 3/22/2019)

            Available Budget                                                 $4,000,000

            Committed Awards                                             $2,827,620

            Submitted Applications                                      $624,886.67

            Estimated Remaining Funding                             $547,493.33

Please note that some submitted applications may not receive awards; therefore remaining funding may differ from what is posted.

MassCEC will process complete applications in the order received. Any complete applications submitted beyond the available budget will be put on a waiting list.

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

PROGRAM DOCUMENTS (In effect as of February 1, 2019)

  • 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.
  • Primary Designer/Installer Agreement: Must be submitted once by each Primary Designer and Primary Installer.
  • VRF Application Form: Must be submitted with supporting documentation for each Project, as described Program Manual. Designers/installers are encouraged to complete the form on behalf of system owners
  • Project Narrative: Supplements the Application Form. Not required for projects installing less than 240,000 BTU/hr of heating capacity.
  • System Owner’s Agreement: Must be signed by the System Owner for each Project.


  1. Sample VRF Application
  2. Sample Project Narrative *only required for projects installing more than 240,000 BTU/hr of total capacity.
  3. Sample System Owner Agreement
  4. Sample Load Calculation Summary
  5. Sample Design Summary
  6. Sample AHRI Sheets
  7. Sample Electric Bill *if new construction, may be submitted as part of milestone 2.
  8. Sample Primary Designer Materials
  9. Sample Primary Installer Materials


Code of Conduct

All installers who participate in MassCEC's rebate programs are bound by MassCEC's Code of Conduct

Contact Us

Feel free to email us at for residential projects, for commercial projects, or call 617-315-9300. Please note that Residential and Small-Scale ASHP applications submitted starting on November 1, 2018, must be submitted through MassCEC's online Application Portal.