Savings for Multi-Family Units
Eligible multi-family facilities are defined as residential facilities with five or more dwelling units on the property, or buildings with income-eligible residents living in multi-family facilities with five or more units owned or operated by a non-profit entity, public housing authority, or where at least 50% of the tenants qualify as low-income. These facilities would qualify under the Mass Save® Low Income Multi-Family Program.
The following improvements may be eligible for Mass Save® incentives:
- Energy-efficient lighting upgrades & controls
- Occupancy sensors
- Water Heating equipment
- Domestic hot water measures: low-flow showerheads, aerators, and pipe wrap
- Programmable thermostats
- Air sealing
- High-efficiency heating and cooling equipment upgrades and controls
- ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators and other eligible appliances
- Variable speed drives
- Energy Management Systems (EMS)
- Air compressors
- Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)/Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
- Custom technologies
Properties with 1-4 units per property are served under the Mass Save® Residential Program and are not eligible for multi-family energy assessments. Please see the Single-Family or the Renters/Landlords pages. For questions regarding the Mass Save® Multi-Family Program, please call (800) 797-6699. For information about the Mass Save® Low Income Multi-Family Program, visit www.leanmultifamily.org or call (617) 348-6425.
Other Resources for Multi-family Properties
The EPA has developed Portfolio Manager, an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment. Whether you own, manage, or hold properties for investment, Portfolio Manager can help you set investment priorities, identify under-performing buildings, verify efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for superior energy performance. Visit the EPA’s Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool to learn more.