Medium/Large Business Customers
The medium and large commercial and industrial energy efficiency program is available to all firm gas customers whose annual use exceeds 40,000 therms, as well as larger municipal buildings, hospitals, universities, and campus-like environments, and those industrial customers that use natural gas for process heat applications. All other commercial and industrial customers are eligible for the Small Business Energy Efficiency program.
The program begins with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts conducting a no-cost walk-through evaluation of your facility to identify potential energy efficiency opportunities.
Areas of your facility that will be evaluated include:
- Boiler/burner improvements
- Heating system improvements
- Water heating system improvements
- Gas-fired process equipment improvements
- Control improvements
- Heat recovery systems
- Ceiling/wall insulation improvements
- Gas fired steam absorption chillers
- Other site-specific opportunities
What We Offer
Based on the walk-through evaluation, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and the customer will determine if a more comprehensive scoping study is necessary to identify specific energy efficiency improvements that qualify for financial incentives under the guidelines of our program. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will pay 50 percent of the cost for a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) to perform the scoping study up to a maximum amount of $7,500. The customer may hire an engineer of his/her choice or select one from a list of engineers provided by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will share a portion of the cost to design, purchase and install qualified energy efficiency improvements. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will pay 50 percent of the qualified installed cost, up to a maximum of $100,000 per master meter. To qualify for program incentives, you must sign an Installation Agreement prior to the commencement of any energy-related work or improvements.
For more information, or to schedule an initial walk-through evaluation, call our Energy Efficiency Call Center at 1-800-232-0120.