Installer Resources - Modern Wood Heating

MassCEC provides grants for the installation of modern wood heating systems at residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and public facilities. This page provides resources for modern wood heating installers and designers about the process of applying for both residential and small-scale and commercial-scale grants.

  • A residential/small-scale modern wood heating project has a heating capacity of up to 120,000 BTU/hr.
  • A commercial-scale modern wood heating project has a heating capacity over 120,000 BTU/hr.

Residential and Small-Scale Installer Resources 

Residential and Small-Scale Installer Emergency Replacement Resources

  • Participant’s Agreement: Must be signed by the system owner for each emergency replacement project.
  • Primary Installer Agreement: Must be submitted once by each primary installer in order to be eligible for emergency replacement rebates in the program. Only installers who have had two successful inspections by MassCEC are eligible for this type of rebate.

Commercial-Scale Installer Resources (construction grant)

Feasibility Study Resources (for projects with heating capacities greater than 3.0 MMBTU/hr)

Code of Conduct

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

Best Practices

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.
  • Peak heat load on the application matches the Manual-J software output and is for the appropriate design city
  • The heating system’s configured capacity is less than 110% of the building’s Manual-J design load.

Contact Us

Feel free to email us at biomassthermal@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.