Many older Boston homes have been unable to either insulate fully because of knob-and-tube wiring or to replace older heating systems because their old systems are wrapped in asbestos insulation. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently announced a new first-come-first-serve round of funding to help insulate these homes or install modern heating systems. New...Read More
The winter of 2014-2015 saw an unprecedented number of heat emergency calls from Boston’s senior citizens. To ensure that Boston’s seniors are ready for the winter to come, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announces “Seniors Save,” a new program of the Boston Home Center that will help income-eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems...Read More
Own a duplex or triple-decker in the City of Boston? You can take advantage of the new Renew Boston Whole Building Incentive! This incentive provides eligible condo-owners, landlords and tenants* of two- and three-family homes enhanced energy efficiency incentives for their whole building including: • A no-cost energy assessment for each unit • No-cost instant...Read More
“My natural gas bill was out of control. I heard about Renew Boston and they came in to do an energy audit. Lo and behold, the auditor told me that all the heat was going through my roof, because I didn’t have any insulation in my attic. Now, my gas bill has been cut in half. I do see the change, and I am so glad that this program is available. I will be spreading the...Read More
Renew Boston wants to help you make your home as comfortable and affordable as possible. The first step is to sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation Home Energy Assessment.
Renters and property owners who live in or own buildings in Boston with fewer than 5 apartments can sign up today for a Home Energy Assessment. The Assessment includes no-cost water saving devices and high-efficiency light bulbs, and is the first step to becoming qualified for incentives for insulation, air sealing, and other energy efficiency improvements. Condo owners in buildings with fewer than 5 units are eligible, as are landlords with buildings of fewer than 5 units.
When you click on the red sign-up button above, you will be transferred to Next Step Living, Renew Boston’s energy efficiency contractor. There you can click on the “Pick a Date, Schedule Now,” button and answer a few questions, then view all the dates and times that an Energy Adviser could come to your home. Take your pick from what’s available and you’re all set to start saving.
If you prefer to call, or if you want a different energy efficiency contractor, just call 617-635-SAVE (7283) to be connected to Renew Boston’s statewide partner,
Mass Save, which will assign a certified Energy Adviser for you.
Click the red sign up button above or call for your assessment today! Click here to read more about what happens during a Home Energy Assessment.
Residents and owners of buildings with greater than 4 units should call 617-635-7283 for Mass Save services.
Landlords, tenants, and condo owners in 1-4 unit buildings are all welcome to participate in Renew Boston. Renew Boston will help your building become more energy efficient with a no-cost home energy assessment for each unit in your structure. Then, Renew Boston can help coordinate all parties and funding sources to maximize the energy and cost savings available for the entire building.
Renew Boston’s Whole Building Coordinator can help facilitate efficiency upgrades in buildings that need resident coordination. Please feel free to contact Loie Hayes at 617-524-3950 x 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each resident needs to sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment. When scheduling the assessment, each resident should inform the customer service representative that you are a renter, or a party in a 2- to 4-unit building that is coordinating energy efficiency upgrades. Our representative will then help determine next steps for your situation.
Building science shows us that it is best to perform many energy efficiency upgrades using a whole building approach. At the same time, qualification for financial incentives and rebates are often based on the eligibility of the residents living in the units. Many energy efficiency upgrades need the approval of the property owner or condo association because the improvements involve structural and/or property changes. Coordination is necessary to ensure that work will be able to be completed, and that energy and cost savings will be maximized.
Renew Boston’s Whole Building Coordinator can help facilitate resident coordination. Please feel free to contact Loie Hayes at 617-524-3950 x 155 or email@example.com.
To find out about energy efficiency opportunities available for buildings over 4 units, call the Mass Save Multi-Family program at 1-800-594-7277, or http://www.masssave.com/business/multi-family-facilities