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Renew Boston - Whole Building Incentive Program - Free Information Sessions

Because so many neighborhoods in the City of Boston consist of two and three-family homes and because the City has a strong desire to make sure these iconic homes remain comfortable and affordable, the City of Boston's Renew Boston program, "Whole Building Incentive," has been extended through June 1st, 2014.  Information sessions are coming up soon in South Boston, Mattapan and Dorchester.

Renew Boston Event Dates and Locations
Monday April 14th,
6:00 pm - 7:30pm
South Boston Branch Library
646 East Broadway,
South Boston, MA 02127
Wednesday April 16th,
6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Mattahunt Community Center
100 Hebron St,
Mattapan, MA 0212
Thursday April 24th,
6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Uphams Corner Branch Library
500 Columbia Rd,
Dorchester, MA 02125

The City of Boston’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.

It 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
  * Renew Boston partners with 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.

Program Available to Boston Residents

If you're a Boston resident of a two or three unit building, you can join Hardison and receive the same deal. The first step to take advantage of the Whole Building Incentive is to schedule a no-cost home energy assessment for each unit in the building. During the assessment a home energy advisor will be able to install energy saving light bulbs, programmable thermostats, low-flow shower heads and advanced power strips if you need them. All of this comes at no cost to you. At the end of the assessment you will receive a customized home energy report and a recommended plan of action to help you lower your energy bills. The report will cover all the energy efficiency incentives available to you.

Whole Building Program Extended

Renew Boston's Whole Building Incentive program has been extended until June 1st 2014.  The streets of Boston neighborhoods like Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury are lined with two and three family homes. These homes are an iconic part of Boston's history and Renew Boston wants to ensure that they remain comfortable, affordable and safe for decades to come.

This is why Renew Boston, in partnership with National Grid and NSTAR, is extending the Whole Building Incentive, a program that significantly reduces the cost of energy efficiency improvements for two and three unit buildings in the City of Boston. Originally scheduled to end at the close of 2013, the program has been extended until June 1st 2014.

There are three ways you can take this first step and schedule your no-cost home energy assessment/s. Program details can be found at http://www.renewboston.org/residents/new-incentives-for-triple-deckers-and-duplexes.

1.) Visit us at RenewBoston.org or…
2.) Call 617-635-SAVE (7283) or...
3.) Attend a Renew Boston Event

James Hardison of JP a Big Winner

Jamaica Plain resident and condominium owner James Hardison worked with the owners of the other two units in his 3 unit building to take advantage of the Whole Building Incentive which, among other benefits, offers 90% off- up to $3,000 per unit- the cost of insulation.

With the incentive and service from the Renew Boston team, Hardison found the work was quite manageable and affordable. Even when he encountered some minor challenges (the insulation needed to be blown-in from the inside the building), the Renew Boston team worked with Hardison to minimize the impact as much as possible.

According to Hardison " the work was good, the deal was very good and the overall process was a really good experience. Even with the patch work and time to get all of the units together and the work scheduled, the whole process was pretty painless and for a worthwhile improvement… In terms of the economics, it's just a really good deal."

Meredith Geraghty
Renew Boston Landlord Coordinator
617-524-3950 x 128


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Posted: April 10, 2014   Nancy J Conrad

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