MassDOER Home MVP Program

Want to make an impact on your home’s energy consumption, but don’t qualify for a Mass Save home energy assessment? Whether you’re living in a municipality or your energy provider doesn’t support Mass Save, we have a new solution for you! Home energy audits and energy-saving rebates are finally available through the DOER Home MVP program.

What is the Home MVP Program?

 

Home MVP is a program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. It’s designed to help Massachusetts residents reduce their homes’ energy usage, costs, and carbon footprint through home energy assessments and incentives for customized home improvements.

The DOER Home Energy MVP Program offers home energy assessments to all 1-4 unit homes throughout the state. This means that you qualify for an assessment no matter who your energy supplier is, even if you live in a municipality.

As part of your assessment, you will receive a custom scorecard of your home’s energy usage, including recommendations for how to reduce your consumption. To help you make these changes, the program offers rebates and incentives for customized home energy improvements. This includes traditional efficiency measures, such as:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • Solar panels
  • Geothermal systems
  • Cold climate heat pumps
  • Spray foam insulation
  • And more!

The higher your estimated energy savings, the higher the incentive. By helping residents make their homes more energy efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels, the DOER Home MVP Program aims to reduce the burden on the electric grid, eliminate the need for new power plants, and help to achieve Massachusetts’ climate goals. It also empowers residents to manage their own energy costs and carbon footprint while protecting and improving their homes.

The DOER Home MVP Program is an excellent way for residents to impact their energy usage, but it won’t be around forever. The pilot program only runs until October 2019, and Energy Monster is one of only a handful of contractors in Massachusetts that is qualified to perform a Home MVP energy assessment.

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How Does Home MVP Work?

Home MVP is designed to help you address your home’s unique energy needs. It provides you and your contractor greater flexibility to work together to design customized energy-saving strategies. Getting started with Energy Monster is easy with our simple 4-step process to save:

  • We will schedule a convenient time to meet you at your home to discuss your goals and conduct a thorough home energy assessment
  • You will receive a custom home scorecard from our energy expert that shows the potential impact of recommended and implemented strategies based on your home’s energy use
  • Our energy expert will explain available incentives based on your chosen energy-saving measures
  • We will provide information on available product/equipment rebates, as well as the opportunity for 0% financing through the MVP loan

Home MVP FAQS

1) Who qualifies for DOER Home MVP Program assessments & rebates?

Massachusetts homes with up to four units are eligible to participate, but renters must get permission from their landlord before making building improvements. Households eligible for full subsidy from the Mass Save low‐income program are not eligible for Home MVP.

Projects that include non‐energy home improvements (such as remodeling your kitchen or bathroom) are eligible, provided that costs are appropriately allocated to energy and non‐energy improvements. The project must also demonstrate a reduction in total energy usage based on energy modeling performed by a participating contractor.

2) What other types of rebates are available?

In addition to the Home MVP incentives based on estimated project savings, residential customers also remain eligible for Mass Save® rebates for high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, as well as rebates from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for solar thermal, cold climate heat pumps, modern wood heating, and geothermal systems.

 

Ready to go solar? On top of these rebates, the Department of Energy Resources has partnered with the Massachusetts Municipal Electric Cooperative and Energy New England to offer a rebate program for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in certain Municipal Light Plant service territories. DOER and the participating municipalities will offer rebates of $1.20 per watt (up to 50% of system costs) on installations of 25 kW DC or less! DOER and your municipal light company will each provide half of the funding for these rebates. The DOER has committed $2.3 million to this program to date.

3) Are there finance options through this program?

Financing for qualified energy efficiency or renewable energy technology is available under DOER’s MVP Loan. This is a 0% interest loan for up to seven years and is offered through a lender network of Massachusetts banks and credit unions.

The MVP Loan is available for the following energy upgrades:

  • Air and duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • Electric heating and cooling equipment improvements such as ductless mini splits
  • Improved controls such as wireless thermostats, improved lighting, and HVAC equipment and distribution system controls qualify
  • Installation of clean renewable heating systems such as biomass pellet boilers, furnaces, and stoves that meet the minimum DOER eligibility criteria
  • High-performance windows with the 2017 Energy Star Most Efficient rating, with an insulation U‐factor of 0.20 or lower in the MA climate zone
  • Mechanical ventilation which improves indoor air quality through better ventilation with or without heat recovery

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Make an Impact

You want to reduce your home’s energy consumption—and the DOER Home Energy MVP Program can help you do it for a limited time. Don’t miss your chance. Schedule your assessment through Home MVP today.

Call (855) 627-7674 to get started! Or fill out the form below.

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FAQs

  • How long does a home energy assessment take?

    An assessment takes as little one hour and up to 2.5 hours. We can schedule an appointment time that will work for you.


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