Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot 

The Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot is a MassCEC pilot that will offer technical support, incremental financial incentives, and performance monitoring to implement high-efficiency, all-electric retrofits of triple deckers. The Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot will build upon the lessons learned from the Triple Decker Design Challenge to demonstrate cost-effective strategies for decarbonizing small multi-family buildings. 

The pilot aims to establish real-world examples of all-electric building retrofits and surface additional lessons learned, which will help inform efforts to rapidly scale all-electric retrofits in the coming years.

Opportunities Under the Program 

The Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot will be separated into two tracks: one for market rate triple decker owners and one for affordable housing triple decker owners.

Affordable Housing Triple Deckers: 

  • Apply Now! Apply to provide Technical Support for Affordable Housing Triple Decker Retrofits
    • Assist with program design and participant recruitment
    • Conduct assessments of existing building conditions
    • Provide technical support for building retrofits
    • Test and analyze the efficacy of recommended weatherization approaches
    • Conduct performance monitoring
  • Coming this fall: Apply for all-electric affordable housing triple decker incentives
    • Incentives for retrofitting existing units
    • Incentive for adding an additional all-electric unit
    • MassCEC will launch the affordable housing track in September 2021

Market Rate Triple Deckers: 

  • Coming this fall: Apply to be the Implementation Vendor (in coordination with Decarbonization Pathways)
    • Conduct assessments of existing building conditions
    • Provide technical support
    • Test and analyze efficacy of recommended weatherization approaches
    • Conduct performance monitoring
    • MassCEC will be releasing a Request for Proposals in October 2021 for interested applicants.
  • Coming this winter: Apply for all-electric market rate triple decker incentives
    • Incentives for retrofitting existing units
    • Incentive for adding an additional all-electric unit
    • MassCEC will launch the market rate track in January 2022 

Program Development and Launch Timeline 

Please note this timeline is subject to change and will be updated regularly as development continues. 

Affordable Housing Milestone

Tentative Timeline

Market Rate Milestone

Tentative Timeline

MassCEC Launches RFP for Technical Support June 2021 MassCEC Launches RFP for Implementation Vendor in Coordination with Decarbonization Pathways October 2021
MassCEC Review of Technical Support Consultant July 2021 MassCEC Review of Implementation Vendor Proposal November through December 2021
Announce Technical Support Consultant August 2021 Announce Implementation Vendor November through December 2021
MassCEC Launches Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot for Affordable Housing Triple Deckers September 2021 MassCEC Launches Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot for Market Rate Triple Decker Owners January 2022
Affordable Housing Implementation October 2021 through October 2022 (may extend if necessary) Market Rate Implementation January 2022 through January 2023 (may extend if necessary)

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot, please email us at buildings@masscec.com with "Triple Decker Retrofit Pilot" in the subject line.