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
For a limited time, City of Boston residents and landlords can get a special discount on energy-saving and water-saving gear. Till the end of February, NSTAR and Renew Boston have a special internet portal where you can put in the zipcode of your Boston mailing address and be qualified for huge discounts for LED light bulbs and lighting fixtures, advanced power strips,...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.
Renew Boston is an innovative public-private partnership to boost energy efficiency and alternative energy services for Boston residents and businesses. Renew Boston partners with NStar, National Grid, community-based non-profits like Mass Energy, and contractors like Next Step Living that are certified to implement energy efficiency measures through the Mass Save program. This network of energy efficiency providers assists qualified Boston tenants, homeowners, and landlords in making energy improvements to their homes and properties.
During a Renew Boston Home Energy Assessment, professional Energy Advisers walk through your home from basement to attic. If you need them, your Adviser may install water-saving devices, a smart power strip, and high-efficiency light bulbs. Eligible property owners may receive 75% off – up to $2,000 off – for insulation and air sealing. For triple-deckers and duplexes where all eligible units are weatherized, incentives include 90% off insulation, up to $3,000 per apartment! That’s a great deal.
The City’s Office of Environmental & Energy Services established Renew Boston in order to achieve ambitious citywide goals for saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating green jobs. To learn more about the City of Boston’s sustainability programs, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Environmental & Energy Services webpage.
Here is a slide show that explains more about Renew Boston and the opportunities we offer you for saving money by saving energy: 2015 heating workshop.