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New Construction / Failed Equipment

The New Construction/Failed Equipment Program is designed for commercial and industrial customers who are building new facilities, undergoing major renovations of an existing facility, or replacing failed equipment.

WMECo will assist, encourage and support customers and design professionals in the selection of more energy-efficient strategies that can be incorporated into the design and construction of projects. The New Construction/Failed Equipment Program reduces capital and operating costs by helping the customer in the development and evaluation of energy-saving upgrades.


An efficient lighting design is just as important as selecting efficient fixtures. Lighting designs that achieve lower watts per square foot than the Massachusetts building code can be evaluated for conservation incentive eligibility.

LED incentive eligibility requires the fixture be selected from any of the following:

Electric Motor Controls

Motor Controls, also known as Variable Speed Drives, or VSDs, are an excellent way to reduce energy costs for motors whose loads frequently vary.

Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Through the Upstream HVAC program (which has replaced Cool Choice), WMECo is providing incentives to business customers for qualifying high efficiency HVAC and Heat Pump systems when purchased through participating distributors.

Working directly with select manufacturers and their distributors, incentives are applied before the products are purchased - allowing you to get premium technology at a cost comparable to conventional and less efficient systems.

For more information, a PDF with program details is available. You can also visit Mass Save's web site.


Advances in chiller technology and design practices allow greatly improved energy efficiency in the cooling of buildings and industrial processes. A high efficiency chiller plant can improve comfort, productivity, and financial results.

Compressed Air

Compressed air is one of the most expensive forms of energy. Consider buying the most efficient compressed air system available when purchasing new; WMECo’s incentives can help.

Advanced Building/Core Performance Program

WMECo offers the Advanced Building/Core Performance Program for use by building design professionals to achieve significant, predictable energy savings in the design of new office, retail and school buildings. This program offers integrated design strategies for the building envelop, lighting and HVAC systems. Contact WMECo at (800) 835-2707, or e-mail us at for more information.


The Custom Program is for unique conservation opportunities where WMECo will partner with business customers to develop a conservation strategy and incentive to meet their specific needs.

For more information, or to speak with an energy efficiency expert, contact us at (800) 835-2707, or e-mail us at

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